Warsaw Summer Jazz Days remains one of the most important jazz events in Poland, quite successfully balancing the delicate line between commercial and artistic validity. This year's program seems to do that perfectly and I honestly can't wait to be there.
Here's what awaits you in Warsaw on the first two days of the festival at the Soho Factory.
Giovanni Guido Trio
Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
Vijay Iyer Trio
Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
James Carter Organ Trio
Brad Mehldau Trio
A correspondence battle between three piano trios, an upcoming star Giovanni Guido, one of the most intriguing pianists around Vijay Iyer and one of the most established musicians of the genre Brad Mehldau. How will the informal competion turn out? We'll see.
Apart from that you'll have the explosive James Carter with his organ trio, the sophisticated Ambrose Akinmusire (!!! he's performance 3 years ago at the festival was truly fantastic) and, from Marsalis clan, Jason on vibes. Sounds like a recipe for amazing two days.