“It’s loud and raucous, soft and introspective, freely experimental and openly nostalgic.” (H.Reich)
Polish-American music festival showcases internationally renowned jazz artists and talented young performers.
ALL SOULS’ JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014
Honorary Patronage: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago
„Projekt jest współfinansowany w ramach funduszy polonijnych Ministerstwa Spraw Zagranicznych Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej”
The 16th annual All Souls Jazz Festival took place at the Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park (1543 W. Division, Chicago IL, 60622) on November 10th, 2014 at 7pm.
American audiences may not realize it, but Poland has been a cauldron of jazz creativity through most of the 20th century…and never more so than now. The Krakow All Souls’ Jazz Festival is the oldest continuing jazz festival in Europe – also has its American edition, with the Polish expat community organizing festival concerts in Chicago.
Our festival mirrors an annual jazz festival that has unfolded for over fifty years in the historic city of Krakow, Poland. Over time, the Chicago counterpart has grown to become a popular event with both the local Polish community and American music connoisseurs. This year, traditionally, as many as fifty musicians, representing various jazz styles, performed on two stages at the Chopin Theatre till’ the sunrise…
Performers included internationally renowned veteran musicians and talented new artists:
- Piotr Nalepa Breakout Tour, Poland
- Krakow Jazz Nonet, Poland
- Maciej Fortuna, Poland
- Antykwariat Quintet, Chicago
- Le Percolateur, Chicago
- Xazz, Highland Park
- Tad “TeeMack” Janik Band, Chicago
- Lemon Blues, Chicago
It was an unforgettable jazz festivity and social event… Thanks for coming and making this magic happen…
For more information, participation possibilities, sponsorship and volunteering opportunities please contact Tadeusz “Ted” Zaczek, 773.457.7267