Agnieszka Iwanska is an accomplished and gifted jazz vocalist, composer and lyricist.
Her sultry and sensitive singing style stands out as a fresh and exciting voice in contemporary jazz. As a vocalist, Agnieszka has been hailed as the “voice of promise” by noted jazz critic Howard Reich from the Chicago Tribune.
Brad Walseth of WNUA-FM praised her style and performance by nothing that “Like Basia, Iwanska is a Polish singer who has taken on the Brazilian sound pioneered by Astrud Gilberto.
She sings her well-written songs showing considerable ability,
and charms the crowd with her fresh and honest approach.” Agnieszka is a graduate of the Jazz Studies program at the University of Music in Katowice, Poland’s only accredited jazz program. After arriving in the US, she formed her own band; a quintet featuring
some of Chicago’s talented jazz musicians. She received a Polonus 2008 Award as an Artist of the Year.
Working with keyboardist/composer Paul Scherer, Agnieszka completed her first full-length CD of original material.
It’s titled “All That I Am”. CD features songs in English and Polish, all written and arranged by Iwanska and Scherer.
“All That I Am” got excellent reviews from jazz critics. It was on the playlist of 110 radio stations nationwide
(including the biggest global platform Smoothjazz.com). It also was number 38 on the Top 50 National Indie Chart.
Agnieszka was the first Polish born vocalist to sing the National Anthems at the Wrigley Field in Chicago.
This year Agnieszka was one of the headliners during prestigious Jazz Festivals in Naperville and Milwaukee.
She’s currently working on a new project which she’ll present during the All Souls’ Jazz Festival.
Agnieszka Iwanska – vocal
Chris Graham – vibes
Scott Angst – saxophone
Kurt Schweitz – bass
Tyrone Blair – drums
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