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Sylwester Ostrowski & Jazz Forum Talents Release New Album Jammin’ With KC

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Jamming with KC is a postcard from Kansas City. This momentous album is a result of the Polish Jazz musicians expedition to the birthplace of Charlie Parker.
Sylwester Ostrowski
Sylwester Ostrowski and Jazz Forum Talents' new album Jammin With KC featuring Bobby Watson, Logan Richardson and Keyon Harrold is available today under the recording label Agora. Fans can enjoy the music on YouTube and Spotify.

Jamming with KC is a postcard from Kansas City. This momentous album results from the Polish Jazz musicians' expedition to the birthplace of Charlie Parker. The Polish-American encounter was part of the Centennial celebration for Parker, and the timing is important as it took place in February 2020, just before the pandemic outbreak.

They spent a jazz-filled week in Kansas City. The trip included a pilgrimage to Charlie Parker’s grave, a visit to his childhood home, checking out historical Jazz places including 12th Street and Vine, Jazz District at 18th Street and Vine, and the American Jazz Museum. They experienced the historical late night to early morning jam sessions at the Mutual Musicians Foundation. They explored the Kansas City Jazz scene and jammed with local musicians in clubs like The Majestic, The Phoenix, Green Lady Lounge, the Blue Room, and they kicked off the inauguration of the Centennial celebrations at The Ship.

Ostrowski strategically brought together jazz artists from three generations. The first generation has Bobby Watson on alto saxophone and Eric Allen on drums. The second generation has Sylwester Ostrowski on tenor saxophone, Logan Richardson on alto saxophone, and Dominique Sanders on bass. The third-generation includes new and upcoming artists from Poland. Pianist Kasia Pietrzko, saxophonist Maciej Kądziela, guitarist Jakub Mizeracki, violinist Tomasz Chyła, and harmonica player Kacper Smoliński. They are the winners of last year’s Jazz Forum Showcase powered by Szczecin Jazz, hence the name Jazz Forum Talents.

Dominique Sanders and Ostrowski are the music producers, and the recording took place at Make Believe Studios in Omaha, Nebraska.

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