Krzysztof Baranowski Trio
- July 1, 2023
- 10:00 pm
- The Pilot
- July 2, 2023
- 2:45 pm
- TD Village Stage
July 1 hosting the official Festival Late Night Jam
Polish Jazz at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival co-financed by funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass guitar, double bass), music producer and composer Krzysztof Baranowski is based in Warsaw. Born in 1994 in Olsztyn, Poland, he graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznań (jazz guitar) and Fryderyk Chopin ZPSM in Warsaw (double bass). As a truly versatile musician he is engaged in a variety of stylistically diverse projects and moves freely in various genres. Over the course of his career he has earned awards at many music competitions and grants including Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, Jazz nad Odrą, Jazz Juniors, Blue Note Competition, Krokus Jazz Festival. Currently performing and recording with several projects, among which you can find top selling pop artist SANAH, soul and R&B singer-songwriter Paulina Przybysz, retro acoustic band Warsaw Sentimental Orchestra (with whom he recorded 2 albums) and his own project Krzysztof Baranowski Trio. Moreover, he works as a session musician and producer within the pop and jazz industry. He has performed in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, France, Norway, Ukraine, Belarus and Sweden. Krzysztof Baranowski’s work can be found on albums and streaming platforms; his debut album Krzysztof Baranowski Trio - Live at Radio Katowice came as a result of an awarded performance at the 2022 Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa festival. As a composer he is currently working on two new albums: LEModie (compositions inspired by the works of Stanisław Lem) and Warmian Suite (composition inspired by his homeland Warmia).
The Krzysztof Baranowski Trio was formed in 2018. The ensemble combines jazz traditions with modern sounds within the classic piano trio format. Fresh, harmonious compositions, stage creativity and emotional language of musical expression distinguish the trio on the contemporary jazz scene of Poland. The pieces performed by the Trio are mainly compositions of the band’s founder Krzysztof Baranowski, and combine various inspirations from traditional jazz, through classical music, Scandinavian jazz, to film and world music. The musicians are characterized by great sensitivity and versatility. Despite their young age, they have a very rich musical experience. The leader, on double bass, is accompanied on stage by the pianist Mateusz Kaszuba and the drummer Shachar Elnatan. In 2020, the Trio received the Grand Prix of the Lotos Jazz Festival - “22nd Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa”. Currently, the band is preparing for their first concert tour.