18.09.2022 News

Remembering Tomasz Stańko: A concert in celebration of his life, music and love of New York City

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm

This event is recommended by the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

In what would have been his 80th birthday year, the late, great Polish trumpeter, composer and bandleader Tomasz Stańko will be celebrated in New York City—his spiritual home away from home—by a gathering of 14 key peers and associates.

Ambrose Akinmusire, Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter: saxophone
Jakob Bro: guitar
Craig Taborn, David Virelles, Marcin Wasilewski: piano
Dezron Douglas, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, Reuben Rogers: bass
Gerald Cleaver, Michał Miśkiewicz: drums

“Tomasz Stańko is not the first jazz musician to negotiate a rapprochement between gorgeous melodies and free improvisation … but he is one of the most eloquent proponents of extemporaneous lyricism working today.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Music was the essence of my father’s life, the spice. He felt it so deeply that the language of his art communicated beyond any borders.” —Anna Stańko

Remembering Tomasz Stańko” is organized by the Tomasz Stańko Foundation, co-organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute (culture.pl) with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute in New York. The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and  National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Photo credit: Magdalena Lawniczak

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