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Ryszard Krawczuk

Poland

Ryszard Krawczuk made his first steps at the improvising music stage in late 70’s. He graduated from the Music College in Opole where he joined a jazz-rock band “Rebus”. This group was also the beginning for other well known polish musicians such as Marek Raduli, Krzysztof “Puma” Piasecki and Stefan Machel.

After finishing Music Academy in Katowice, he established his own band – STILL ANOTHER SEXTET – which won in 1984 the first prizes at Jazz Juniors Festival in Cracow and Jazz Festival in Karlovy Vary (Czech Rep.).

In late 80’s, Ryszard was playing in several polish big bands: Gorny Orchestra, Alex Band, Big Warsaw Band, Milan Swoboda Polish-Czech Big-band, W.Groborz Big-band, Jaszczury Big-band, Ellington Cracow Orchestra, Shakin’Dudi Orchestra. He also cooperated with Zbigniew Lewandowski’s Septet and in 1990 joined Mr. Bober’s Friends.

In 1993 Ryszard established FdeN (FunkdeNite) and later OH Group – contemporary jazz rock bands. Since 2005 He’s a co-leader of electric jazz band- Eastcom (www.east.com.pl). Since 2006 Ryszard is a leader of Big Band Malopolski.

Currently along with his many projects he’s a jazz sax educator at the Krakow Academy of Music as well as Krakow School Of Jazz.

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On the Scene with Ryszard Krawczuk