Jazzpospolita – Jazzpo!
The new album by Jazzpospolita entitled “Jazzpo!” is to be released October 2014 . The release containing new compositions will be promoted on an upcoming concert tour. Due to that occasion we invite everyone for a special concert in Centre For Culture in lublin.
Michał Przerwa-Tetmajer – guitar
Stefan Nowakowski – bass
Michał Załęski – keys
Wojtek Oleksiak – drums
Being present on stage since 2009, Jazzpospolita has become one of the most interesting phenomena in alternative music. So far, they have released three albums and played about 150 gigs all around Europe. With the band’s line-up unchanged from the beginning – guitar, bass, keys, drums – they have established their own and distinguishable sound. The strength of Jazzpo, as called by fans, lies in the unique compositions that place the band on the edge of jazz, post-rock, and electronic music. Combination of jazz harmonies, overdriven guitars, and electronic sounds enabled the band to attract a widely varied audience as well as to perform at jazz clubs and major popular festivals.
The band was founded in 2008 by Wojtek Oleksiak (drums) and Stefan Nowakowski (bass). At that time, they decided to move on from jamming and clubbing and start a regular band. Michał Załęski (piano, keys) and Michał Przerwa-Tetmajer (guitar) joined the group in early 2009 – with such line-up, they released their first EP. Enthusiastic reviews and audience’s warm welcome resulted in more than a dozen gigs that guaranteed Jazzpospolita a status of one of the most interesting new bands with no album released.
Soon after the first tour, musicians signed the contract with Ampersand/Isound Labels. The label, being one of the leaders on alternative/nu-jazz/indie niche, is responsible for Polish distribution of artists such as: The Cinematic Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist, Bonobo, Tortoise, or Mogwai. Jazzpospolita’s first album “Almost Splendid” was released in 2010 and proved to be one of the best acclaimed Polish debut albums of last years with its first edition having depleted during the tour. A review in major Polish daily, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, claimed the album to be “Great position for nu-jazz fans and those who search for more ambitious alternative rock.”
The second album entitled “Impulse” revealed much more improvised side of Jazzpospolita, exceedingly-lively and psychedelic. The idea was to reflect the live concert’s atmosphere in studio recording. Despite the aesthetic change in their music, the album met with a great support from fans and critics. “Polityka” weekly wrote: “[their music is] intensive, uncommon, full of imagination, and free from routine.”
Until 2012 the band was on tour almost non-stop. Jazzpospolita played concerts in Poland (i.a. supporting Bonobo Live Band Polish Tour), UK, Denmark, Belgium, Romania, Czech Republic, Russia or Bulgaria, festivals such as: Heineken Open’er Festival, London Jazz Festival, Match & Fuse, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and Complain Jazz Festival. Polish Radio Channel no. 3 named Jazzpospolita a “concert revelation of the year 2011.” Final Jazzpo’s concert on Męskie Granie (the biggest Polish rock’n’roll tour featuring top bands) brought an audience of 10,000.
From the very beginning Jazzpospolita was keen on experiments with electronic music. After intensive 2012 tour, the band released their third album “RePolished Jazz” in a rare format of double EP. Side A includes six remixes, while side B is a re-edition of the very first EP from 2009. In the field of collaboration with electronic music producers, working with the duet Bueno Bros turned out to be the most successful, having brought a couple of remixes as well as live project Jazzpo+Bueno.
The band’s passion for good sounds as well as fans’ multiple requests, have led Jazzpospolita to release their full dicography on LPs in co-operation with an audiophile label Audiocave Records. Instrumental and hypnotic character of Jazzpospolita’s music has been eliciting the associations with cinematography from the very beginning. The videos for “Laszlo and Cousins” and “Czerwona Flaga (ale ja się kąpię)” reflect the band’s imagery and cinematic inclinations. In 2011, Jazzpospolita was awarded by the audience for the best music played live to a silent film at 9th Silent Film Festival in Warsaw.
- 21.11.2014 20:00
- Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, ul. Peowiaków 12 (Centre for Culture in Lublin)
- 20 zł
- Online tickets
- Ticket office opening hours
- 10:00-19:00 monday-friday / tel. 81 4666140