A study visit in Paris was planned in connection with the "Paderevsky Orchestra" project, in which musicians from various countries will take part, including Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Norway and France. The project is a development of the "Zone of Musical Experiments", initiated during last year's edition of the "Bass and Beat" festival.
During the study visit, there will be meetings with representatives of French institutions and music communities, such as the composer and drummer Anne Paceo, who will be used to further work on the "Paderevsky Orchestra" project. The talks will concern primarily the formula of the project, stages of its implementation and the possibility of presentation in France in 2019. For this purpose, meetings with representatives of Polish institutions were also planned, including The Polish Institute or the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Paris.
Magdalena Pawlik is a producer and promoter of cultural events, and Jakub Olejnik is a bassist and bass guitarist, as well as the Artistic Director of the Bass & Beat Festival. A graduate of the Wrocław Academy of Music in the following majors: classic (2002) and jazz (2008). He describes his musical language as versatile and diverse, and in his music you can hear excellent technique, eloquence and rich musical knowledge. He made his stage debut in 1999 at the legendary club "Rura" in Wrocław. He began his professional musical career during his studies with the O.K.EJ. team, with whom he won laurels at jazz competitions. He performed on stages in most of Europe. He has given concerts at festivals such as Jazz Nad Odrą, Jazz Juniors, Cologne Jazz Night, Jazz Bez, Jazz Fest Brno, RCK Pro Jazz, Kosokvo Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Košice, Musica Sacromontana, Green Town of Jazz, Jazz Era and Przystanek Woodstock.