Zbigniew Seifert in Memoriam


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Cracow Souls Day there will be series of concerts and meetings remembering genius of jazz violinist Zbigniew Seifert (1946 - 1979) called ZBIGNIEW SEIFERT IN MEMORIAM.

Nevertheless his strong and undisputed artistic place in jazz music history, he is still less known for a broad public. Zbigniew Seifert created original violin style which is unique in jazz.

During the festival for the first time a piece composed by Zbigniew Seifert will be perfomed in Poland: Jazz Concerto for violin, symphonic orchestra and rhythm group (Jazz-Konzert fr Violine, Sinfonieorchester und Rhythmusgruppe): duration: 25'45.

The first performance and recording of an exceptional piece in artists legacy had place in Hannover in 1974. Musicians: Daniel Humair (dr), Eberhard Weber (b), Joachim Khn (p), Zbigniew Seifert (vn), orchestra: Rundfunkorchester Hannover des NDR, conductor: Mladen Gutesha, producer: Wolfgang Kunert; recording dates: August 26 30, 1974; place of recording: NDR Funkhaus Hannover (Germany), Groer Sendesaal. Concert was recorded for the NDR Radio. Some parts of the piece Seifert used during his last session Passion in New York in 1978 for Capitol.

In 2009 concerto will play: Joachim Khn, Janusz Stefaski, Bronisaw Suchanek, Mateusz Smoczyski (solo violin) and Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra under baton of Bohdan Jarmoowicz.

The participation in the festival confirmed among others: Philip Catherine, Jasper van't Hof, Jan Jarczyk, Janusz Stefaski, Bronisaw Suchanek, Jan Ptaszyn Wrblewski Sextet, Adam Pieroczyk Quartet.

Between November 5 thru 7 2009 in Cracow, Poland as a part of 54.

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