It will be a concert by two giants of Polish jazz pianism. Leszek Możdżer
and Adam Makowicz
will perform in the golden hall together. Eighteen years after recording the famous album Makowicz vs Możdżer at Carnegie Hall
, a recording of a renowned concert on September 5, 2004, in the most famous concert hall in the USA – Carnegie Hall.
The idea for a concert duel of two titans of jazz pianism at Carnegie Hall came from the dream of Paweł Potoroczyn, a Polish culture manager, journalist, and diplomat. Once I picked up a phone – recalls Leszek Możdżer – and heard on the receiver, Hello. This is Paweł Potoroczyn from the Institute of Polish Culture in New York. I dreamt about you yesterday. I dreamed of a standing ovation after your concert with Adam Makowicz at Carnegie Hall. What do you say?
I replied that it was a beautiful dream and may come true.
This time, the dream will come true for the Szczecin audience during a special concert we are organizing with the Academy of Art in Szczecin.
Leszek Możdżer is, without a shadow of a doubt, an outstanding pianist who made revolutionary changes in Polish jazz, creating his unique style, captivating with both subtlety and virtuoso character of extremely complex improvisations. The artist is appreciated not only in Poland. As the first Pole in the history of the prestigious international Montreux Jazz Piano Competition in Switzerland, he became the chairman of the jury. The pianist has over a hundred albums to his credit ... read more
Adam Makowicz is a living legend not only of the Polish jazz scene, a real piano veteran. He has recorded dozens of excellent albums and performed at the most important jazz festivals in the world alongside the most famous jazz musicians such as Sarah Vaughan, Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, George Shearing, Marian McPartland, Benny Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, George Mraz, Al Foster, Jack DeJohnette or Charlie Haden ... read more
It will be a real jazz feast
. You are cordially invited!