Long Autumn Evenings
How do you convert those who dislike this season – with warming herbal tea or dazzling colours of autumnal leaves? How about reaching for the arts? After all, this time of year is all about the Krakow Jazz Autumn! The organisers of the 14th edition (7 October – 29 November) are inspired by the motto “Jazz is not a style – it’s a way of thinking” and festival stages at Alchemia, Radio Kraków and the Manggha Museum resound with echoes of contemporary music, rock and noise in distinctive interpretations of the crème de la crème of improvisers.
During the first residence of the season (7-9 October), the trombonist Steve Swell leads a lineup of twelve musicians. On 22 October, talented young jazz musicians are taken under the wing of the acclaimed trumpeter Ralph Alessi from New York. Ken Vandermark, a festival regular and author of this year’s motto, presents his international project Entr’Acte (23-27 October). On 28 October, we explore extremes of free jazz with the Ballister trio. The section Polish Improart explores the achievements of up-and-coming homegrown musicians: on 17 October we will hear the Olbrzym and Kurdupel + Willi Hanne trio. More information on November events in the next edition of “Karnet”. (Bartosz Suchecki, ”Karnet”)