7.12.2018 Piątek

Bass&Beat Festival

Organizer: Strefa Kultury Wrocław
Date: 7.12.2018
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Place of the event: Mazowiecka 17
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December 7, 2018 all-day

SATURDAY 7.12.18

#PaderevskyOrchestra (PREMIERE!) is a fusion of electronics, jazz, ambient and classical music. It draws from the Polish musical tradition and combines music with visual arts. It comprises artists from Poland, Romania, France and Norway, representing a wide scope of cultural and stylistic backgrounds. The project constitutes a pretext for a creative exchange of thoughts and search for fresh artistic concepts. #PaderevskyOrchestra connects musical traditions with the technologies used in art. In this project, elements of classical and electronic music permeate mutually with the trends present in the contemporary European improvised music.

The clash of different

Sometimes very distatnt – artistic notions merged with VJ-ing creates an esthetic quality and new fields of affecting the spectator and listener. #PaderevskyOrchestra is also a project engaging the young attendees of music schools, showing a modern attitude to string bands employing techniques like aleatoricism. The conceptual authors are Jakub Olejnik and Vojto Monteur.


Nicolas Simion – saxophones, bass clarinet
Dominik Wania – piano, keyboards
Bjorn Charles Dreyer – guitar, electronics
Vojto Monteur – guitar, electronics
Jakub Olejnik – double bass, bass guitar
Nicolas Charlier – percussion
Children’s String Orchestra conducted by Łukasz Bzowski
Łukasz Bzowski – conception, orchestra arrangement and conducting
Klaudia Kasperska – visualisations

Nicolas Simion 

A top Romanian saxophonist living and creating in Germany. He has collaborated and recorded with artists such as Tomasz Stańko, Art Farmer, Leo Wright, Idris Muhammad, Jim Pepper, Harry Sokal, Christian Muthspiel. In Poland he is known for his projects with the trumpeter Piotr Wojtasik.

Dominik Wania

An eminent Polish pianist and a laureate of the Fryderyk award. He was a stipendist of New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, USA and has played with the cream of Polish and world jazz musicians. He also was the winner of the Fryderyk award for his album Unloved recorded together with Maciej Obara and issued by ECM.

Bjorn Charles Dreyer

Born in New York, a Norwegian composer, producer and guitarist. For 25 years, Bjorn has been creating music, concerting with numerous Scandinavian artists and recording for labels such as Hevhetia Records. His impressive discography counts over 150 titles.

Vojto Monteur 

Guitarist and music producer, a co-founder of EABS (Electro Acoustic Beat Sessions) and Miloopa. He regurarly works with Natalia Lubrano and is a member of Tempus Fantasy and 4 BIRDS UP!. Vojto Monteur has contributed greatly to the development of a new wave of club music, electronic music and the promotion of the Polish electronic stage on the biggest festivals abroad – Sziget Festival, United Islands, Be2gether Festival, Fete De La Musique Luxembourg, United Islands of Prague, Creamfields, JDM Festival, Open’er, Summer of Music, Szene Festival, Green Valley, Jazz Festival Stockholm.

Nicolas Charlier 

A French percussionist and producer cooperating with top French and European musicians – Mike Stern, Magnus Lindgren, Rhoda Scott, André Charlier, Karim Ziad, Franck Agulhon, Stéphane Galland, Didier Lockwood, Benoît Sourisse, Phil Abraham, Linley Marthe, Olivier Hutman – to name a few. His trio album Someday my Prince Will Come was released in Europe and Japan.

Jakub Olejnik 

A Polish double bass and bass guitar player and composer. He is a graduate of and a teacher at Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. He has performed on stages of the majority of European countries, concerting on festivals including Jazz Nad Odrą, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Jazz Juniors, Cologne Jazz Night, Jazz Bez, Jazz Fest Brno, RCK Pro Jazz, Kosovo Jazz Festival, Jazz Festiwal Košice, Musica Sacromontana, Green Town of Jazz, Era Jazzu and Przystanek Woodstock. He has shared stage with Rory Stuart (USA), Caren Karroll (USA), Rufus Reid (USA), Dante Luciani (USA), Henryk Miśkiewicz, Piotr Wojtasik, Krzysztof Kiljański, Piotr Baron, Grzegorz Nagórski, Kuba Stankiewicz, Agata Zubel and Nicolas Simion.

Łukasz Bzowski 

A composer, producer, arranger and pianist. He is a graduate of Zgorzelec Music School and Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, where he majored in piano and composition. A substantial part of his activity involves cooperation with the biggest Polish hip-hop and reggae artists. He has collaborated with Grubson, giving concerts on the most important festival scenes of Poland, eventually having received two nominations to the Fryderyk music award for the albums Holizm and Gatunek L. The second pillar of his artistic career is his collaboration with Kamil Bednarek. Their joint single Jak długo jeszcze featuring a piano had hit the very top of music charts and stayed there for many weeks, bringing 20 million YouTube views. That was a perfect announcement of the next album Talizman, which covered in gold so soon as at its presale.

Klaudia Kasperska

Visualizations. A visual artist, realizing herself in a theatrical and musical environment, and especially in their experimental forms. In his activity, he focuses on creating video art, photo objects and directing light. He works with both new technologies and analog techniques, combining them in an experimental way.
Klaudia on VJingu: No one has ever limited the medium of poetry to words, and the pictures can be told even more beautiful. Improvisation in the practice of this story guarantees its sincerity and authenticity. Like everything in my artistic activity – working with visualizations and video began with attempts to create theatrical space with the help of a moving image.

Spirit Fingers – a jazz supergroup 

Founded in the US and lead by the pianist Greg Spero. The music of this formation merges modern sound, strong pop melodies, mastery and challenging improvisations, resembling groups such as GoGo Penguin and E.S.T.
Their debut album Spirit Fingers released in 2018 and comprising twelve pieces is a combo of polirhythm with innovative improvisation. It exhibits elements of jazz fusion of the 70’s synthesised alongside with today’s sensitivity of pop.


Greg Spero – piano, keyboards
Dario Chiazzolino – electric guitar
Hadrien Feraud – bass guitar
Mike Mitchell – percussion
Laura Adel – visualisations

Greg Spero 

Piano, keyboards – is a pianist/composer from Highlandd Park, IL. He has performed with acclaimed musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Corey Wilkes and Robert Irving III, co-produced tracks with Ski Beatz (of Jay Z) and Shock G (Digital Underground founder) for hip-hop artists such as Murs and Mos Def, as well as written music scores for movie and theater productions.
In 2006 Spero met nine-year Miles Davis collaborator and music director Robert Irvin III. This chance meeting helped shape Spero’s early career, as Irving soon after adapted Spero as an endeared musical disciple and first-call referral. Irving composed the liner notes for Spero’s most recent album, claiming that the “evolutionary arc [of the project] sets exceptionally high standards.”

Electric guitar – In 2010 he took part in a Latin Jazz project; he recorded the album named Proposition, with Dany Noel Martinez on bass, Horacio Hernandez on drums, Ivan Bridon and Ivan Melon Lewis on piano, Carlos Sanduy on trumpet and with guest singer Concha Buika and other main Latin icons as Ramón Porrina, Jerry Gonzáles, Inoidel González, Javier Masso “Caramelo”, Fernando Favier, Diego Guerrero, Ivette Falcón Urgate and Daniel Martínez Miranda.
He recorded the album Paint your life in January 2011. The band is formed by: Chiazzolino, Taylor Eigsti, Marco Panascia, Wille Jones III.
He played with the Principles Sound project. This band is composed by Yellowjackets With them he recorded the album Lost in the Jungle. After that Dario took part in the Yellowjackets 2012 Tour.

Hadrien Feraud

Bass guitar – was born in August ‘84 in Paris. He spent the first years of his life in a family where music plays a very important role. His parents who are musicians, turned him very young into various musical styles: rock, pop, blues, funk, old school R’n‘B, new wave, traditional, jazz, etc. Early, very attracted to cinema, Hadrien shows a deep interest in movie scores and composer such as John Williams, Allan Silvestri, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner,Stravinsky, Debussy, Rakmaninov, Holtz, etc. 

Mike Mitchell

Percussion – started playing age 2. Since then, he has learned how to adapt to any style of music, learned theory as well as practiced 16,862 hours. He was introduced seriously to jazz at age 14, which was the beginning of his study of the art form. By age 17, he had performed/toured with Gerald Clayton, Antonio Hart, Christian Mcbride, Herbie Hancock, and Chrissette Michele. He is currently touring with the bass icon Stanley Clarke.

Laura Adel 

Visualisations – In 2018, her film Combustion was presented at the international festival Punto y Raya – Abstract Art in Motion. In the summer she worked on a postproduction of an independent animation River in Berlin. Laura Adel’s works in graphics, which also appeared at an individual exhibition, are a part of permanent exposition in the Made in Wrocław gallery. In March 2017, she became a laureate at the international contest Intercultural Visual Form #2 with her short film Not From Here. In the summer of 2017, she worked as an assistent of the artistic director Albrecht Konrad in Berlin. Early 2016, as the author of her Off film, she was a laureate of the Polish contest Re-Kreacje. The same year she supervised video production in London. Her works in graphic design were presented at the International Design Fair AmberExpo in 2014 and the International Festival Between in Sopot in 2012. Laura Adel’s art graphics also appeared at the Gdańsk exibition Student Graphic of the Year 2015/2016 and Student Graphic of the Year 2014/2015. She likes spending her spare moments by good coffee.

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