• Przestworza will return in autumn

    13 March 2020
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    Przestworza (‘The Expanses’) will return in autumn.
    Thank you for being with us.
    We wish you good health and hope to see you soon!

    15/10/2020 WROCŁAW Narodowe Forum Muzyki
    26/10/2020 KRAKÓW Opera Krakowska
    27/10/2020 KATOWICE NOSPR
    2/11/2020 POZNAŃ Sala Ziemi Poznań Congress Center
    3/11/2020 BYDGOSZCZ Filharmonia Pomorska
    18/11/2020 BIELSKO-BIAŁA Bielskie Centrum Kultury
    23/11/2020 ŁÓDŹ Klub Wytwórnia
    27/01/2021 GDAŃSK Filharmonia Bałtycka

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  • Important announcement #Przestworza tour

    11 March 2020
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    Ladies and gentlemen,

    please be informed that in accordance with the statement issued by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage we will soon publish detailed information on the new schedule for the ‘The Expanses’ tour concerts. Together with venue representatives and promoters we are working on setting new dates for the performances. Please follow the announcements carefully. We apologise for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding.

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  • Anna Maria Jopek “Przestworza” (The Expanses) Tour

    21 November 2019
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    Following the announcement of her performance in “Vikings” and still during her concert tour in Asia—Anna Maria Jopek is revealing the details of her next project. In spring 2020, she embarks on a concert tour in 9 Polish cities. AMJ will team up with the Polish artists she’s admired for years. 

    The grandeur and pureness of their playing have made them a true champions league. AMJ and Piotr Wojtasik, the project’s musical director and orchestrator, will be accompanied on stage by Dominik Wania, Maciej Sikała, Atom String Quartet, Robert Kubiszyn, Paweł Dobrowolski and Piotr Nazaruk. 

    “’Przestworza’ [The Expanses] as a title came to my mind almost immediately. Yet even before the title was possible, it had all begun with what is by far the most important element: People, the dream lineup. I managed to invite the artists whose playing and stature in music embody everything I believe in and unceasingly yearn for. I’m looking forward to finding out the equation that the music will write for this human- and repertoire configuration. And I know—I have a strong feeling about this, as strong as my need to stay free—that it’s going to be different than anything that came ever before.” 

    “Przestworza” [The Expanses] will see the band perform a set of premiere music, created specifically for these on-stage encounters. We’ll get thrilled with traditional phrases and themes, along with brand new songs. Acoustically, broadly, spatially at some of Poland’s most beautiful concert venues. 

    08/03/2020 – SZCZECIN, Filharmonia w Szczecinie im M. Karłowicza 
    13/03/2020 – POZNAŃ, Sala Ziemi Poznań Congress Center
    14/03/2020 – ŁÓDŹ, Klub Wytwórnia 
    16/03/2020 – GDYNIA, Teatr Muzyczny 
    17/03/2020 – BYDGOSZCZ, Filharmonia Pomorska 
    23/03/2020 – WROCŁAW, Narodowe Forum Muzyki 
    27/03/2020 – BIELSKO-BIAŁA, Bielskie Centrum Kultury 
    28/03/2020 – KATOWICE, NOSPR
    06/04/2020 – KRAKÓW, Opera Krakowska

    Tickets: http://annamariajopek.pl/en/index.php/concerts/

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  • Jopek made a special performance in “Vikings”!!!

    21 November 2019
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    Not only did she sing on the soundtrack, but she also made an appearance in one of the episodes. The recording took place in Dublin two years ago. The information must have been kept secret till now for fear of spoilers for the show, which is one of the most viewed productions worldwide. 

    AMJ, teamed up with Song of the Goat Theatre, improvises on a melody that was written specifically for the series by composer Maciej Rychły, with Gaelic lyrics by Alicja Bral. Anna is accompanied by Rychły on sierszeńki (a type of bagpipes) and the theatre’s songster Łukasz Wójcik, under the directorial tutelage of Grzegorz Bral. The audio recording was captured by Tadeusz Mieczkowski at S4 Studio in Warsaw. The video footage was recorded at film studios in Dublin. 

    “Nothing in my life ever happens by accident,” says AMJ. “In 2014, enthralled by the international Song of the Goat theatre formation, I asked its creator Grzegorz Bral if I could join his crew for a workshop. Consequently, I was drafted for half a year’s worth of rehearsals and a month’s worth of a very intensive work at Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. An amazing time in my life, a time of coming back to white singing and living in a commune (we were living and working together all the time). It was there, at Fringe, where the ‘Return to the Voice’ oratory, with Maciej Rychły’s fantastic music, was recorded by BBC— and it was specifically that recording that, unexpectedly, after two years, caught the eye the creators of ‘Vikings’,” adds Anna.

    AMJ reported to the team work because it has always piqued her artistic interest. Her solo performances limited to two songs, where she could wholly demonstrate her style of singing, which is based on the ultimate freedom of improvisation.

    “The news of the invitation to make an appearance in the show found me far away from the memories of my collaboration with SotGT. Apparently, Michael Hirst, the originator of ‘Vikings,’ saw the documentary about us that BBC made at Fringe. It happened two, maybe even three years after Edinburgh. I was just finishing studio work on “Ulotne,” my album with Branford Marsalis. Shortly after, I got on the plane to Dublin and made my way to the film shoot with Maciek Rychły and Grzegorz Bral. It brought back the memories of Fringe in Edinburgh and half a year’s worth of rehearsals in Wrocław. What an intensive and fascinating chapter in my life, it was. Grzegorz is a charismatic creator, he had a crew of versatile artists—songsters, yogis, acrobats, dancers, and actors at the same time. Never before had I met more talented and universal artists. Every day I learned from, and got delighted by, them. Maciej Rychły wrote poignant songs for 12 songsters. We played ‘Return to the Voice’ at a cathedral in Edinburgh for a month, virtually night by night. I had never worked that intensely, I would never have thought I could have such a cast-iron larynx and strong psyche—because it was really powerful stuff, that play. After a month of such work, I realized my true strength,” recalls Ania.

    “To the news of ‘Vikings,’ I reacted enthusiastically, but I react enthusiastically to most of the invitations. I didn’t know this show because I don’t have a TV. It was only after my colleagues from the States told me they watched this series (we were just recording ‘Ulotne’) that I realized it must have been big stuff. The film shoot at gigantic halls in Dublin had stunned me.

    I had never seen such a huge and masterminded production. A hundred people whipping around like a house on fire and twenty or so cameras working imperceptibly. And that production cycle!! The recording took place two years ago, and we already knew we appear in an episode which will be aired in December 2019. It had felt so abstract back then. As we’re talking today, I’m on tour at the Blue Note clubs in Asia,” ends AMJ. 

    AMJ is currently on tour in Japan and China. Next spring, she embarks on another tour with her premiere project “The Expanses.”

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  • Anna Maria Jopek to perform at the legendary Blue Note Clubs in Japan and China

    22 October 2019
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    This November, Anna Maria Jopek and her band are heading back to Asia! On Nov 1, 7 pm, they will perform at Matsukata Hall in Kobe and then hold a series of concerts at the legendary Blue Note clubs in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Beijing.

    Nov 4 (5 & 8 pm) – Blue Note Tokyo
    Nov 7 (7.30 pm) – Blue Note Shanghai
    Nov 8 (7.30 pm & 22:00) – Blue Note Shanghai
    Nov 9 (7.30 pm) – Blue Note Beijing
    Nov 10 (6.30 pm) – Blue Note Beijing

    AMJ will be joined on stage by Krzysztof Herdzin (piano), Robert Kubiszyn (bass), and Piotr Nazaruk (flutes, zither, supporting vocals).

    “Once in Japan I moved Polish folk tune ‘Hej Przeleciał Ptaszek’ [A Little Bird Flew By] into pentatonic scale. It all worked out. So many paths, beliefs, viewpoints, ways of seeing, hearing and sensing the world — and always one Music, a language overcoming divisions.”
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  • ANNA MARIA JOPEK TO PERFORM IN GERMANY

    29 May 2019
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    13 June 2019, 20:00 – Ettersburg (Schloss Ettersburg, Anna Maria Jopek Quartet | Pfingst.Festival 2019)
    14 June 2019, 20:00 – Rotenburg (Lucia-Schäfer-Saal, https://justjazz-rotenburg.de/anna-maria-jopek/)

    AMJ will be joined on stage by Robert Kubiszyn (bass), Paweł Dobrowolski (percussion), and Krzysztof Herdzin (piano).
    A band of friends and passionate musicians. They’re also frontmen of their own formidable bands.

    “The freedom and boundlessness of imagination is what I love most about those who I stand on stage with,” says Jopek. And she addes quickly, “Only fulfilled artists can be genuine givers. In music, we work on open heart.”

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    Anna Maria Jopek’s Konzerte in Deutschland

    13. Juni 2019, 20:00 Uhr – Ettersburg (Schloss Ettersburg, http://chlossettersburg.de)
    14. Juni 2019, 20:00 Uhr – Rotenburg (Lucia-Schäfer-Saal, https://justjazz-rotenburg.de/anna-maria-jopek/)

    AMJ wird auf der Bühne von Robert Kubiszyn (Bass), Paweł Dobrowolski (Schlagzeug) und Krzysztof Herdzin (Klavier) begleitet.

    Eine Gruppe von Freunden und leidenschaftlichen Musikern. Sie sind auch Frontmänner ihrer eigenen Bands.

    „Freie und uneingeschränkte Fantasie ist das, was ich an denen, mit denen ich auf der Bühne stehe, am meisten liebe“, sagt Jopek und fügt schnell hinzu: „Nur erfüllte Künstler können echte Geber sein. In der Musik arbeiten wir am offenen Herzen“.

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  • ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN RIGA

    24 July 2018
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    Anna Maria Jopek will sing in Riga this week as part of the WORLD JAZZ Festival that takes place each year in July in the capital of Latvia. She will perform in a trio with pianist Krzysztof Herdzin and bassist Robert Kubiszyn. The show is set at the Kino Splendid Palace, July 26th. The festival’s line-up includes such world-famous artists as Michel Legrand, Igor Butman, Candy Dulfer and Tony Momrelle. More details: www.worldjazzfest.com

     

     

     

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  • ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN TURKEY

    13 June 2018
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    Anna is coming back to Turkey this Autumn! Please join her on October 10th in Istanbul at Zorlu PSM. Don’t miss the show and buy tickets in advance.
    www.zorlupsm.com/en/event/anna-maria-jopek

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  • JAZZAHEAD! GALA CONCERT 2018: ANNA MARIA JOPEK & LESZEK MOŻDŻER

    22 November 2017
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    Anna Maria Jopek, one of Poland’s best-known singers, comes to Bremen for the Gala Concert of the world’s biggest jazz trade fair Jazzahead!

    She has previously performed with Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. And as Poland is jazzahead!’s partner country this year, she brings with her no less famous Polish pianist Leszek Możdżer.

    Anna Maria Jopek and Leszek Możdżer are both classically educated. They share admiration for Polish music and a great many-year friendship on stage. This gala concert is a rare joint appearance and a special premiere: A salute to the masters, styles and genres of Polish music that have shaped their artistic personalities. Expect references to Chopin, Szymanowski and Mazurkas.

    More info here >>>

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  • KROKE TOURING IN EUROPE WITH “TRAVELLER”

    20 November 2017
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    KROKE is heading on an European tour in November to promote their album „Traveller” released in March this year. The year 2017 is also KROKE’s celebration of their 25th Anniversary. See you in Spain and Germany!

    8.11.2017 – Pampeluna, Zentral Pamplona

    9.11.2017 – Saragossa, Mozart Hall

    11.11.2017 – Ponferrada, Teatro Municipal Bergido

    18.11.2017 – Eberswalde, Friedenskirche Finow

    19.11.2017 – Greisfwald, Theater Vorpommern

    22.11.2017 – Dresden, Erlwein Capitol

    23.11.2017 – Posdam, Waschhaus

    24.11.2017 – Berlin, Apostel Paulus Kirche

    25.11.2017 – Saarburg, Pfarrheim Beurig

    26.11.2017 – Aachen, Franz

     

     

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