Marcin Masecki Jazz Trio was inspired by the pulse, stride, breath and heart throbbing during a morning jog. Expect to be surprised!
About this Event
Marcin Masecki is a winner of many awards, he performs extensively on all keyboard instruments, composes for film and theatre, produces festivals, records and curates musical events. He was music arranger, composer and consultant in Paweł Pawlikowski‘s Cold War (Best Director at Cannes Film Festival 2018).
His projects span a wide range of styles and his virtuosic fusion of different genres as well as the blurring of the line between high art and entertainment have become his hallmarks.
Marcin Masecki’s Jazz Trio is a relatively new ensemble. Even though Masecki is one of Poland’s most established and versatile musicians he hasn’t touched the classic trio format since his high school days. One could say that throughout his career he has directed his attention at everything BUT the piano trio: big bands, brass orchestras, classical symphony orchestras, choirs, alternative pop bands, electric quintets, acoustic duets, sextets and nonets, composing for film and theatre, giving masterclasses, classical chamber musicking, and an vast body of solo work.
Last year during a morning jog Masecki became intensely inspired by the pulse, stride, breath, heart throbbing and the way the mind wanders during the physical activity. The music he heard while running became the basis for the long awaited piano trio. One can imagine the trans-like qualities of the programme, but it isn’t only the rhythm that fascinated Masecki. As is well known, something liberating happens in the mind when we do sports. This freedom of thought combined with the constant radio that every musician has in his head produced a fresh new music for an old and traditional format.
Masecki is joined by his regular musical partners Jerzy Rogiewicz on drums and Piotr Domagalski on double bass.
Door open at 6.30 pm, main act starts at 8 pm
This concert is part of Polish Jazz London Series, Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture.
Some say Jazz is a universal language. It’s lively, expressive, distinctive and diverse just like the people of the borough.
What you may not know is that some of the best Jazz comes from Poland and it has that unique Slavic lyrical sound. As part of Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 B Side Events are bringing some of the best Polish Jazz to the borough.
Showcasing the most interesting and highly acclaimed artists to come out of Poland the Polish Jazz Series will bring together polish communities and local audiences at 5 concerts throughout July-November.
All the concerts in the Polish Jazz Series:
Marcin Masecki Jazz Trio
Friday 16 August
St John’s Music Hall, Leytonstone
Marcin Masecki is one of Poland’s most prolific and idiosyncratic musicians, known for blurring the line between high art and entertainment. Winner of many awards he performs extensively on all keyboard instruments, composes for film and theatre, produces festivals, records and curates musical events. He was music arranger, composer and consultant in Paweł Pawlikowski‘s recently Cannes’ awarded film Cold War.
Kuba Wiecek Trio
Thursday 19 September
St Mary’s Music Hall, Walthamstow
One of the great young talents in Polish Jazz. Kuba Więcek is a composer and saxophonist who’s new album has had raving reviews for its fresh sound and new approach to playing jazz.
High Definition Quartet
Friday 18 October
St John’s Music Hall, Leytonstone
High Definition Quartet is one of the most interesting and award-winning Polish jazz ensembles of the younger generation. Their originality and musical freshness have created an impact in Poland and abroad. They’ve won a number of awards including First Prize at Jazz Hoeilaart 2011.
Thursday 21 November
Leyton Great Hall
Wrocław’s septet EABS pursues the tradition of the Polish school of jazz, while escaping various sound patterns, presenting a carefree and completely original approach to genres and established musical standards, as proven on their debut album. EABS breathe fire into jazz, ignoring clichés, exploring and experimenting.