Anna Maria Jopek & Piotr Wojtasik Quintet – Polish Jazz Gala at the Copernicus Center!
9 October 2023, 18:00 – Copernicus Center
On stage, in addition to the leaders, there will be excellent Polish jazzmen forming the Piotr Wojtasik Quintet: Marcin Kaletka (saxophone), Michał Szkil (piano), Michał Barański (double bass) and legendary drummer – Kazimierz Jonkisz. During the concert, we will hear a song by Zbigniew Wodecki in an unusual arrangement by Piotr Wojtasik, songs from the album “To Whom it May Concern” in completely new versions, songs from the “Przestworza” program, as well as a few musical surprises. Anna Maria Jopek and Piotr Wojtasik will bring us on an extraordinary jazz journey!
“On one side is a group of performers who create what they feel and then present it to the audience. On the other hand, there are artists who go on stage to play what the audience wants to hear. We are in the first group.” – Piotr Wojtasik.
30/06 – Lubawa – Castel in Lubawa (AMJ & Robert Kubiszyn & Cezary Konrad) 1/07 – Włocławek – Centrum Kultury „Browar B” (AMJ & Robert Kubiszyn) 17/07 –Gdynia – Ladies’ Jazz Festival (AMJ & Victor Zamora & Leo Espinosa) 18/07 – Gdynia – Ladies’ Jazz Festival (AMJ & Victor Zamora & Leo Espinosa) 19/07 – Gdynia – Ladies’ Jazz Festival (AMJ & Victor Zamora & Leo Espinosa) 22/07 – Lutynia – Kulturalna Stodoła – Babie Lato (AMJ, Piotr Wojtasik, Kuba Stankiewicz, Michał Barański, Grzegorz Masłowski) 5/08 – Kraków – Męskie Granie festival (Voo Voo feat. Anna Maria Jopek, Leszek Możdżer) 6/08 – Wąbrzeźno – Wąbrzeski Dom Kultury – (Babie Lato (AMJ, Piotr Wojtasik, Paweł Kaczmarczyk, Adam Kowalewski, Grzegorz Masłowski) 6/08 – Wrocław – XXX Festiwal Muzyki Organowej i Kameralnej im.Johannesa Brahmsa Non Sola Scripta 13/08 – Katowice – Amfiteatr Park Zadole 27/08 – Warszawa – The Singer’s Warsaw Festival (NOA feat. Anna Maria Jopek)
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Old Theater (Teatr Stary) in Lublin, in January Anna Maria Jopek will sing again in the theatrical performance “A Woman’s Time”(“Czas Kobiety”) directed by Leszek Mądzik.
On the stage, Anna is accompanied by Robert Kubiszyn, with whom she created the soundtrack to the performance. The majority of the live played music is improvised which makes each performance a unique experience.
12-16 January 2022 – Lublin, Teatr Stary CZAS KOBIETY (A Woman’s Time), Leszek Mądzik’s theatrical project www.teatrstary.eu
Anna Maria Jopek’s concert tour “Przestworza” [The Expanses], paused in March due to coronavirus, kicks back off in August 2021. The concert will feature some brand new music from Anna, as well as several songs she’s cherished since childhood, all in Piotr Wojtasik’s orchestration. The Extraordinary Band will perform in full force: Piotr Wojtasik, Dominik Wania, Maciej Sikała, Robert Kubiszyn, Piotr Nazaruk, Paweł Dobrowolski, Atom String Quartet, and obviously AMJ.
“The thought we can bring this music back has given me much strength in the passing months. Each day, I tried to go through things, even if only small ones, in my thinking, skills, and expression to, when we get past this bend, be a little further along, a little more prepared for the music I’ve been searching for,” says AMJ.
In order to meet safety measures and new regulations, the band is ready to perform twice wherever necessary.
Thank you for deciding to keep your tickets, despite what we’re all going through! Please contact your ticket office directly for more details. We hope to see you soon!
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
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.
We are very pleased to announce that Anna Maria Jopek will join Sing as a special guest to open the show at PGE Narodowy on 25 July! Be sure to get your tickets if you haven’t already – www.sting.com/tour
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
On Dec 2, 2019, during the concert at Teatr Roma in Warsaw, Anna Maria Jopek received the platinum award (seventh in her career!) for “Ulotne” [Elusive], her album with Branford Marsalis. When picking up the award AMJ thanked Branford and all the artists who made “Elusive” happen. She also thanked the audience for the continuous support, whatever artistic challenges she chooses to embrace.