During the rehearsal and during the Imagine Nation concert at the Jazz Jamboree festival we were accompanied by Krzysztof Machowina, a great photographer and a great pal. Krzysztof agreed to have some of his photos posted on my site – here they are, enjoy!
OK, we did it. Imagine Nation just played at 60. edition of Jazz Jamboree Festival. I’m happy, that I could share this experience with great artists and wonderful people – Anna Gadt, Liberty Ellman, Ksawery Wójciński, Hubert Zemler – thank you! And we’re happy we could share stage with such a great artists as James Brandon Lewis, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Bad Plus and Idris Acamoor & The Pyramids.
And you know what? We’ll be back!
“Spontaneous Chamber Music vol. 2”, the album, which I recorded with Patryk Zakrocki and Agustí Fernández, is a week’s album on Jazzarium.pl. By the way they’ve reviewed our CD – in Polish, but you can always try Google translate, it’s so beautifully wrong.
And this is how Piotr Wojdat writes about our album: From the very beginning until the end of the second volume of “Spontaneous Chamber Music” we can hear that Zakrocki, Olak and Fernandez come into artistic interactions that result in the truly beautiful music.
The entire review can be found here.
On March 17th, I’ll give workshops in improvisation in one of my favorite music schools, Musicollective in Gdańsk (PL). I’ll talk about the psychological aspects of improvisation and the possibilities of developing a creative attitude. There will also be some individual lessons, we will most likely focus on jazz … or maybe not? This is an improvisation, anything can happen. If you happen to be in Gdańsk on March 17th, check this up!
More info on www.musicollective.pl – check them up, they’re cool!
On February 21. we are recording a live album with Honorata Kożuchowska. We’ll play old Polish songs, mostly from the Twenties and Thirties. Those tunes are so beautiful, and I’m happy we’ll be playing them again!