Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet
LONDON Jazz Cafe
An exciting new quintet from Poland, whose analogue sound harks back to the vibrant Polish jazz scene of the ‘60s yet is infused with electronica and other contemporary influences.
Wojtek Mazolewski’s Quintet is the most influential jazz group to come out of Poland in decades. Vigorously combining tradition and modernity, the analog sound of the quintet harks back to the jazz masters (also reflecting the vibrant Polish jazz scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s), yet is infused with electronica and other contemporary influences, with echoes of Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana and Aphex Twin.
The dynamic bassist and his band have broken well beyond the jazz genre’s usual boundaries and have gained international recognition, effortlessly inspiring audiences at some of the world’s biggest rock and indie music festivals as well as appearing in jazz and dance clubs.
Their music has been featured on mainstream Polish TV and climbed the Polish Radio charts while being featured by BBC Radio DJ Gilles Peterson making Mazolewski one of Poland’s biggest crossover artists in years, and the world is listening.