One of the most promising young bands on the Polish jazz scene, the Tomasz Chyla Quintet from the Tri-City area in Pomerania, Northern Poland, were the first band ever from the Baltic region of their country to be chosen as winners of the Grand Prix 40 at the prestigious international Jazz Juniors Festival in Kraków, December 2016.

They entered the Polish scene of improvised music proving that young Polish jazz is growing in strength. The performances of the young band are known for their incredibly expressive, virtuosic performances of soloists and energetic, common and open improvisation of the entire group, however not conflicting with a taste for simple forms and melodiousness. Violinist Tomasz Chyła, leader of the quintet had this vision clear in his mind when he invited his friends – some of the best young musicians in Poland, known to have collaborated already with such established artists of their homeland as Leszek Możdżer, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Tymon Tymański, Jerzy Małek, Maciej Sikała, Leszek Kułakowski and many others – to cooperate in the quintet. Chyła’s seemingly non-jazz instrument works brilliantly in symbiosis with the rest of the band members, all of them dynamically building and developing the Tri-City jazz scene.

Their debut album „Eternal Entropy” has been excellently received by the music community. The album was nominated for the prestigious Polish FRYDERYKI 2017 Award in the Jazz Debut category. This autumn the band releases their second CD, „Circlesongs”.

Tomasz Chyła Quintet
Tomasz Chyła – violin
Piotr Chęcki – saxophone
Szymon Burnos – piano, electronics
Konrad Żołnierek – double bass
Sławek Koryzno – drums

15 – 20 PLN
available 1h before the concert at the venue