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.
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.
Part of the Make it Happen Fellowship Funding programme.