4 March 19:30, Jazz Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
Piotr Zubek & Janek Pentz: PIAZZOLA DUO
On the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth, Piotr Zubek and Janek Pentz rediscover forgotten songs of this Argentinian composer, bandoneon virtuoso and pioneer of nuevo tango.
Innovative, contemporary arrangement combines a jazzy approach to vocal improvisation with the unique sound of the acoustic fingerstyle guitar.
Piotr Zubek is a Polish jazz vocalist, songwriter, actor, and broadcaster. He has won over 300 music competitions in Poland and abroad.
In 2020, he was placed on a list of “The Best Male Jazz Vocalists in Poland” organized by the Polish Edition of Jazz Forum. He has performed on the most important stages in Poland (such as the National Theatre) with the greatest musicians in the country.
For his debut album “Moja wycinanka” (“My cut-out”) he was awarded, by Polish Radio, one of the most important musical awards in Poland – Mateusz (Matthew). In his artistic portfolio he has concerts all over Poland and in other European countries.
Janek Pentz is a Polish acoustic guitarist and composer associated with the fingerstyle scene. He played the opening spots for such great artists as Tommy Emmanuel, Andrew York, Andy McKee, Luca Stricagnoli, Daniel Cavanagh (Anathema), Alex Misko, Igor Presnyakov, Adam Palma, BAiKA (Banach&Kafi), pARTyzant, Marek Napiórkowski, Mirosław Czyżykiewicz, Lion Shepherd, Stefano Barone, and cooperated with many others in his homeland and abroad.
Successful tours of Poland, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Netherlands have enriched his experience. He is also a film music composer. Information about his musical activity, including interviews, have been published inter alia in Polish Top Guitar and Gitarzysta (Guitarist) magazines, Polish Radio and Antyradio, also in German Gitarre & Bass, Akustik Gitarre magazines, hr2kultur radio, and his music by the prestigious American label CandyRat Records. Janek released two original albums: – Heroic Dreams… (EP, 2017) – Eternity (LP, 2019)
Piotr Zubek – vocals
Janek Pentz – guitar
Video 1. (Los Amores De Noviembre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAqsks1kAUY
Video 2. (Chiquilin de Bachin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QKM4Wb6H1I
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