Jazztopad Festival: Maniucha & Ksawery and Wojciech Jachna Squad

The Jazztopad Festival is a series of live-streamed performances from the National Forum of Music (NFM) in Wrocław, Poland. The series presents various faces of jazz – from bold avant-garde to traditional genres, from musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Bobo Stenson, Gregory Porter, Tomasz Stańko, Kuba Więcek, Brad Mehldau, and Dianne Reeves. 

Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2 PM (EST) 

Vocal and bass duo Maniucha & Ksawery will perform, drawing inspiration from the deep-rooted traditional songs of the vast Polesie region in Ukraine. Their compositions combine jazz improvisation with songs of spring, harvest, weddings, lullabies and love, to create a narrative of the cycles of nature and human life.   

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2 PM (EST) 

The Wojciech Jachna Squad take on improvisation brings an air of boundless experimentation to the Polish jazz scene. Wojciech Jachna is one of the most prolific trumpet players on the Polish scene, and his new album Elements grows out of classic jazz themes using electronics and dynamic guitar parts. 

The Jazztopad Festival series is presented by the National Forum of Music, in partnership with Polish Cultural Institute New York, and in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Friends of Polish Art and the West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society.