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Bartosz Hadala Group Releases 'Three Short Stories'

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Three Short Stories is inventive modern mainstream jazz and a strong step forward for Bartosz Hadala, a musician who deserves to be better known. —Scott Yanow
Polish-Canadian pianist and composer Bartosz Hadala is thrilled to announce the release of his new jazz album, Three Short Stories, the highly- anticipated follow-up to his critically- acclaimed and successful debut jazz album, The Runner Up (featuring Randy Brecker & Antonio Sanchez).

Three Short Stories invites the listener to share Hadala's deeply personal journey through a musical narrative presented through arrangements which are unique yet accessible and delivered with brilliant musicianship.

Recorded at one of Toronto's premiere studios, Revolution Recording, Three Short Stories features appearances by Luis Deniz (alto sax), Kelly Jefferson (soprano sax), Eric St-Laurent (guitar), Brad Cheeseman (bass guitar), Marito Marques (drums and percussion), João Frade (accordion), and Michael Manring (bass guitar).

“It takes a lot of passion and determination to become a professional musician, and even more determination to keep that flame of passion burning brightly. I want to thank my friends Luis, Kelly, Eric, Brad, Marito, Michael, and Joao for sharing their time and talent with all of us, and for making this world a better place. With such great musicians, the sky is the limit." —Bartosz Hadala

Three Short Stories is available on all major streaming platforms as well as the artist's website.

About Bartosz Hadala

Born in Poland, Bartosz Hadala started his musical education at the age of seven at the local School of Music. As a teenager, he participated in workshops, festivals, and competitions throughout Poland and, at the age of 15, became the youngest finalist in the Mieczyslaw Kosz International Jazz Piano Competition. Two years later he was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Hadala studied at the Odessa Conservatory (now the Odessa National Music Academy) under Anatoliy Kardashev before returning to the United States to study jazz at Western Michigan University. A move to New York City in 2003 opened up tremendous opportunities to record and perform with such artists as Randy Brecker, Billy Hart, Lenny White, Antonio Sanchez, Johannes Weindenmueller, Dave Anderson, Ada Rovatti, Jon Irabagon, and Rupert Wates.

After moving to Toronto, Canada in 2010, Hadala released his critically-acclaimed debut jazz album entitled “The Runner Up", featuring Hadala's original compositions and the talents of jazz greats Randy Brecker on trumpet and Antonio Sanchez on drums.

In Canada, Hadala performs with artists such as drummer Marito Marques, bassist Brad Cheeseman, guitarist Eric St-Laurent, and saxophonists Kelly Jefferson and Luis Deniz among others. He also continues to tour his native Poland as a leader and sideman with legendary Polish jazz musicians such as Jacek Pelc, Piotr Olszewski, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Maciej Sikała as well as Grammy-winning bassist Paweł Pańta and drummer Cezary Konrad.

Hadala is currently writing his thesis for his Master's Degree in Composition at York University in Toronto.

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