Wojciech Staroniewicz

Wojciech Staroniewicz is a well-known Polish saxophonist and composer, who has been performing in front of audiences for over 20 years and he keeps on surprising his fans with new original musical projects. His broad spectrum of musical style has been captured on 7 albums to date: Karambola, Quiet City, Hand made, Conversession, Alternations,  A’freak-an Project and Tranquillo.
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Staroniewicz has also been invited to collaborate as a side-man with other well-known musicians and bands which include (but are not limited to) the Norwegian band Loud Jazz Band, Wlodzimierz Nahorny Sextet and the Metro musical. Throughout his career he has been performing with a variety of excellent musicians such as: Andrzej Jagodziński, Włodek Pawlik, Cezary Konrad, Krzysztof Herdzin, Adam Cegielski, Nippy Noya, Helge Lien, Erik Johannessen, Brian Melvin and most of the leading jazz musicians of Trojmiasto.

Wojciech Staroniewicz is the only Polish saxophone player (and one of only 21 other saxophonists that qualified from all around the world) to have gone as far as semifinals
of the
International Jazz Improvisation Competition in Washington, D.C. ‘91. Other awards include: the 1st collective prize and the first individual prize for the best composed piece at the Jazz Juniors Festival ‘85; 1st prize Golden Key to Career at the Pomeranian Jazz Autumn with the band Set-Off; 2nd prize at the International Contest for Youth Orchestras in Hoeilaart, Belgium. Staroniewicz is also a winner of the prestigious Sopocka Muza award (‘09, in the category of art and culture), funded by the mayor of Sopot.

Wojciech performed on the main stages of: Jazz Jamboree, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days and Gdynia Summer Jazz Days – the same stages where Kenny Garrett, Chick Corea and David Sanchez also performed.

Over the past few years Staroniewicz has participated in the following jazz festivals: Gdynia Summer Jazz Days ‘95; Warsaw Summer Jazz Days ‘95; Poznań Jazz Fair ‘96; Sopot Molo Jazz Festival ‘97, ‘98 and ‘99; Gdynia Summer Jazz Days ‘99;Jazz Jamboree Warsaw ‘99;International Festival of Percussion Music Opole ‘00, Jazz Club Fasching Stockholm ‘00; VII Shanghai International Music Festival, Düsseldorfer Jazz Rally ‘02; Corso Polonia Rome ‘03; Jazzfrühling Neubrandenburg ‘04; Villa Celimontana Jazz Polacco Rome ‘04; The Polish Jazz Hoeilaart Laureats Belgium ‘04; The Music Village Brussels ‘04The Polish Jazz Hoeilaart Laureats; Festival de Jazz La Brasov Romania ‘04; Espace Des Blancs Manteaux Paris ‘04; Krokus Jazz Festival Jelenia Góra ‘05; Polish-Israeli Jazz Festival Tel Aviv ‘05 ;III United Europe Jazz Festival Zakopane ‘06; Parkjazz FestivalKortrijk, Belgium ‘06; Komeda Jazz Festiwal Siedlce ‘07; Summer Jazz FestivalKraków ‘08;Jazz Bridge Festival Bremen, Germany ‘08; Lotos Jazz Festiwal Bielsko-Biała ‘08; Era Jazz & Dance Festival Sopot ‘08; Jazz on the Odra River Wrocław ‘08; Green Town of Jazz Zielona Góra ‘08; Sopot Molo Jazz Festiwal ‘08; Lotos Jazz Festival Bielsko-Biała ‘09;Jazz Gdyni Gdynia ‘09; Impact Jazz Szczecin ‘09; Bohema Jazz Festival09; Jazz Jamboree Warszawa ‘10; Spirit of Burgas Romania ‘10; Oslo Konserthaus Norway ‘12.

Most recently, Staroniewicz has been active as a soloist with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Wojciech Rajski) and also with his own band which plays contemporary jazz based on his original compositions.

Between 2010 and 2012 Wojciech was a board member of the Polish Phonographic Academy (ZPAV)

Selected discography:

Set-Off – PSJ ‘6/’87; On The Other Side – JAM ‘89; Loud Jazz Band – Live Akwarium Jazz Club; Loud Jazz Band – 4 Ever 2 U Merkury ‘95 (Fryderyk Award nomination); The Beginner – Koch ‘96; Quiet City – Polonia Records ‘95; Karambola – Allegro/B52 ‘99 (Fryderyk Award nomination); Fantazja Polska Nahorny Chopin – Polskie Radio S.A., Warszawa ‘00; Hand-made – Allegro ‘02; Fantazja Polska Nahorny Karłowicz – Polskie Radio S.A., Warszawa ‘02 (Fryderyk Award nomination); Follow the Soul – Allegro ‘03; Loud Jazz Band Don’t Stop The Train – Allegro ‘04; The Best Of Polish Jazz ‘05 – Chazz Records USA, Compilation Polish Jazz Network; Loud Jazz Band – The Way to Salina (norwegian edition) Allegro ‘05; Dominik Bukowski & Projektor Allegro ‘05; Staroniewicz / Melvin / Lemańczyk – Conversession – live Allegro Records ‘06; Loud Jazz Band Passing – LJB Music Records ‘07; Loud Jazz Band Living Windows – LJB Music Records ‘08; Alternations – Allegro Records ‘08; Silence LJB Music Records ‘10; Nahorny sekstet Chopin Genius Loci Confiteor ‘10; A’freak-an Project – Allegro Records ‘11; Tranquillo – Allegro Records ‘12, From The Distance – LJB Music Records ‘13, Blue Night Session – Allegro Records ‘14.

 

Najbliższe koncerty:

Włodzimierz Nahorny Sextet
Date City Venue Country
2017-08-27 http://www.allegrorecords.com Włodzimierz Nahorny Sextet in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz Teatr Leśny Poland
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Jaśkowa Dolina.

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Płyty w sklepie:

“TAXI” – The Moongang

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Wojciech Staroniewicz A’FreAK-aN Project

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Wojciech Staroniewicz “Alternations”

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Loud Jazz Band “Passing”

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Staroniewicz / Melvin / Lemańczyk Conversession – Live

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Dominik Bukowski & Projektor

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Loud Jazz Band “The Way to Salina”

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The Best of Polish Jazz 2005

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Loud Jazz Band “Don’t stop the train”

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Piotr Lemańczyk “Follow the Soul”

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Wojciech Staroniewicz “Hand-made”

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Polish Fantasy “Nahorny-Karłowicz”

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Polish Fantasy “Nahorny-Chopin”

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Wojciech Staroniewicz “Karambola”

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The Beginner

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Loud Jazz Band “4ever 2U”

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Jazz a go-go A-010

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Loud Jazz Band “Passport JAZZ Nights”

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SET OFF “On The Other Side”

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Set off

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