Przemek Strączek Trio
Przemek Strączek Trio
Since 2006 he has been realizing himself as a leader in various musical projects of his own, including the Przemek Strączek Trio and Przemysław Strączek Group, recording two more albums under his own name to date: "Earthly Room" in 2007, and "Light & Shadow" in 2010. He is also the author of a manual for jazz guitarists called "Elementary principles of jazz improvisation on the guitar, parts I and II". In 2008 he was honored with an Individual Award from the city of Jastrzębie Zdroj for extensive achievements in the area of Arts and Culture. In his music, Przemek Strączek blends elements of mainstream, modal music, Latin-American styles, the blues, and also classical, creating an artistic conception that is his own. He draws inspiration from such artists as Jim Hall, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mark Turner, Brad Mehldau, Gilad Hekselman, Lage Lund, Adam Rogers, as well as many others. Musicians he has recorded and/or works with include Andrzej Zielak, Sebastian Frankiewicz, Maciej Garbowski, Jerzy Małek, Sebastian Kuchczyński, Maciej Adamczak, Andrzej Trefon, Karol White, Michał Kapczuk, and Piotr Schmidt. Besides a formal musical education, he has expanded his knowledge and abilities through participation in various kinds of jazz clinics and private lessons, both in Poland and abroad, including during time spent in Switzerland and the US, where he became familiar with the teaching methods employed in several of New York's renowned jazz schools. Performing on the club stages of New York, he came into contact with a number of fantastic artists – experiences which left their mark on his music. He has performed on radio and television shows, as well as playing at festivals such as: Guitar City in Warsaw, the International Jazz Festival in Usti nad Labem (Czech Rep.), Świdnica Jazz Nights, the Krokus Jazz Festival in Jelenia Góra, the Siedlce Jazz Standards Festival, Silesian Jazz Meeting in Rybnik, Tarnogóra Jazz Meetings, The Hot Spring Jazz Festival in Częstochowa, Jazz at the Ruins in Gliwice, Easy Jazz Festival in Żory, Jazz Camping Kalatówki in Zakopane.
He has also performed in the Czech Republic, Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and the United States. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..