Just came back from a terrific weekend with Hakuna Matata Culture Group led by the great Kenyan percussionist Said Bakari. We played concerts, held workshops and even made a surprise party. My setup is totally Pan-African: I have a Tanzanian deep drum, a Senegalese middle drum, and a high palongo drum from Ghana. The music is Pan-African too and we have a lot of fun. If you want to find out more about this project go to said.dk
Just came back from a long vacation and back to work right away. The highlight of this week is a series of concerts during Silda Jazz Festival in Haugesund, Norway with the great Danish singer Malene Mortensen. Looking forward!!
March was great! We were touring in Poland with my old friends from Szczecin as The Beat Freaks. We also recorded and album to be released over the summer. Some new events coming up this month. My latest CD featuring the great Gilad Hekselman on guitar is close to be released so stay tuned for that one. I am presenting the material again in Odense with the cream of local cats. I also have some work in Copenhagen, playing the Blaagaards session with Simon Thorsen. April brings me also back to my hometown to play with the great Norwegian singer Live Foyn Friis on Me.Ba festival. And I am already looking forward to Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2016 with some great music to come. More details will follow.
See you out there!
A lot of things happening here in February. First I play in Odense presenting some of the material from my forthcoming album with Gilad Hekselman, which will be out in this year. I have also become a part of a great band called Same Vibration and we're playing in Christiania this week. The second week of February brings in my long-time friends from Poland for an intensive warm-up before some studio dates in March. More about that later. I am starting my Vinterjazz by hosting a jam session at Blaagaards with the-one-and-only Simon Thorsen. And later that week I am going to play with one of my biggest heroes, Tomasz Stańko. We are playing a short tour in Denmark with an amazing international 10-piece orchestra. This is going to be awesome!
The short release tour with The Beat Freaks is over. We've had a great time and a lot of positive feedback. You will soon be able to buy the CD in Denmark through Gateway Music and it is going to be distributed in Poland too. More about that soon. In the meantime you can watch a short video from the concert here:
Welcome to my new website! It is officially up and running and it was designed by Wojtek Zadrużyński. I am starting a great sale of all of my CDs and you can order them directly from here. If you order any two of them or more you get free shipping! What's not to like :)
Just came back from a truly amazing tour in Poland with my quartet featuring Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Søren Gemmer on piano and Mariusz Praśniewski on bass. I had a blast and we made a lot of good music together. You can have a sneak peek of what happened if you follow the link below:
My latest CD Atlantic will be out on November 7th, but you can already pre-order here:
My last concert this year at the legendary 5e in Copenhagen is taking place on Monday, Dec 19 at 23:00. This is a part of a whole event which you can check out below.