Project Description

Performers

Michal Martyniuk Quartet

Michał Martyniuk (born in Szczecin in Poland, but has been living in New Zealand for 13 years) will perform at two major festivals: the World Youth Jazz in Kuala Lumpur and Philippines International Jazz Festival in Manila. The band will also performs in clubs in Vietnam. Martyniuk will promote his latest album “Nothing to Prove”, nominated for the Fryderyk Award 2019 in the category of the Phonographic Jazz Debut of the Year in Poland. The band will be performing in the following line up: Michał Martyniuk – piano, Kuba Skowroński – sax, Bartłomiej Chojnacki – double bass and Jakub Gudz – drums. The concerts are organised as part of the “Jazz Po Polsku” project, which showcases a wide spectrum of Polish artists in Asia from 2014.

Michał Martyniuk is a pianist who became one of the most active creators in the New Zealand music scene. He recorded his debut album “After Ours” in 2016 with leading musicians from around Auckland. The album combines jazz with club and electronic music. Now he is promoting the next album “Nothing to Prove” released last year. Michał was accompanied by eminent, young representatives of Polish jazz with whom he has done an intensive concert tour in Poland and Ukraine, as well as performed at Java Jazz Festival in 2017 and 2019.

“Nothing to Prove” is a record kept in the acoustic jazz convention based on interesting melodies and energetic improvisations. In Poland, the CD has been released by the reputable record label SJ Records. It is also available as an exclusive vinyl version around the world.

The concerts are organised as a part of the Jazz Po Polsku project in cooperation with the Embassies of Republic of Poland in Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur and Plateaux Foundation, as well as with local partners The Philippine International Jazz Festival Foundation, World Youth Festivals Management.