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© Karol Frontschek
MIKOLAJ TRZASKA AND STEVE SWELL

DUO TOUR


Monday, October 11, 2010 - Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New York, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, North Rochester, Wilkes-Barre


New York concerts:

Monday, October 11, 2010, 8:00 PM
Zebulon

With special guests: Joe McPhee and Jay Rosen
259 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tickets: $10
Tel. 718.218.6934

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 10:00 PM
The Stone

With special guests: Joe McPhee and Jay Rosen
Ave C (at 2nd St.)
NYC, NY 10009
Tickets: $10

More about the US tour (NY, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Rochester, Wilkes-Barre)

...clearly Trzaska is someone we can hope to hear from further on these shores.

- Clifford Allen, All About Jazz


Swell is one of the most adventurous and prolific members of - the New York free-jazz community

- Ed Hazell, Signal To Noise


Mikolaj Trzaska, reedman-composer, and Steve Swell, trombonist, are like-minded sound travelers who first crossed paths in Krakow, Poland in 2007 in Ken Vandermark's international Resonance Ensemble project. The two artists have been trading ideas and performing together in the duo format ever since. Passion and intelligence are what gives these two world class improvisers a platform for their magical musical visions. For the New York concerts Mikolaj Trzaska and Steve Swell will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee and drummer Jay Rosen.


Mikolaj Trzaska (b. 1966) is a virtuoso saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer, who co-founded the cult group Milosc (Love, 1988-2002), which opened a new chapter in Polish jazz - the famous "yass" current. The group challenged classical streams in Polish jazz by creating music that merged New Wave, free jazz, contemporary rock, surrealist instrumental theater and poetry. Trzaska's music is raw, creative, and individual yet sophisticated, nostalgic, and accessible.


Steve Swell (b. 1954) has been active on the New York music scene since 1975. He has toured and recorded with mainstream jazz artists including Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich and with avantgardists such as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker. His reputation, work ethic and commitment to excellence have kept him at the forefront of improvised music, and he has been a leading voice on his instrument for over 20 years. He appears on more than 25 CDs as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artist on more than 90 other releases.


The Mikolaj Trzaska / Steve Swell Duo Tour is presented by the Polish Cultural Institute in New York in association with Zebulon, The Stone, Velvet Lounge, Kerrytown Concert House, Mexicains Sans Frontieres, Bob Shop, Nazareth College in Rochester, and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.



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