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3rd Annual Jazztopad Festival Brings Polish Jazz to U.S.

Performers include Stryjo, Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet, Marcin Masecki and the Lutosławski Quartet

Stryjo (photo by Barejko Design)
Stryjo (photo by Barejko Design)

A special U.S. edition of Jazztopad, Poland’s leading jazz festival, will take place June 21-25 at venues in Washington D.C. and New York City. The festival, conducted in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, Poland, will feature performances by:

  • Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet (pianist Szymon Wójciński, trumpeter Maurycy Wójciński, bassist Ksawery Wójciński and drummer Krzysztof Szmańda)
  • Stryjo (pianist Nikola Kołodziejczyk, bassist Maciej Szczyciński and drummer Michał Bryndal)
  • Lutosławski Quartet (Bartosz Woroch, 1st violin; Marcin Markowicz, 2nd violin; Artur Rozmysłowicz, viola; Maciej Młodawski, cello) joined by violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier.

In addition, cellist Erik Friedlander will perform with the Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet in a concert at NYC’s Jazz Gallery.

The festival provides opportunities to discover artists from the Polish contemporary jazz scene as well as to hear music that has never been performed outside of Poland.

Additional performances are TBD. For more information visit

U.S. Event Schedule

Marcin Masecki featuring Jerzy Rogiewicz: Ragtime

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
June 21, 2017, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Stryjo, Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle, 5th Floor, New York, N.Y.
June 21 and 22, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Marcin Masecki feat. Jerzy Rogiewicz: Ragtime

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place), New York, N.Y.
June 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet with Erik Friedlander

Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, N.Y.
June 24, 8:00 p.m.

Lutosławski Quartet with Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier

National Sawdust
80 N 6th St., Brooklyn, N.Y.
June 25, 4:00 p.m.

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