Anna Maria Jopek has been invited by Jazz Radio to perform in Berlin again. The concerts are set for December 14 and 15, at Ellington Hotel (The Orange Room). Tickets are already on sale on https://jazzradio.net/konzerte/.
This coming autumn Anna Maria Jopek and her band will be taking to the stage in a series of concerts:
21/09/2019 RADZIONKÓW / Poland (CK Karolinka)
30/09/2019 CZĘSTOCHOWA / Poland (Filharmonia Częstochowska)
3/10/2019 RADOM / Poland (Radomska Orkiestra Kameralna)
6/10/2019 KĄŚNA DOLNA / Poland (Sala Koncertowa Stodoła)
9/10/2019 KALISZ / Poland (Aula im. prof. Rubińskiego)
12/10/2019 TAICHUNG / Taiwan (Taichung Jazz Festival)
24/10/2019 CORDOBA / Spain (Gran Teatro de Cordoba)
25/10/2019 MOSINA / Poland (Hala widowiskowo-sportowa)
1/11/2019 KOBE / Japan (Matsukata Hall)
4/11/2019 TOKYO / Japan (Blue Note Tokyo)
24/11/2019 MRĄGOWO / Poland (Centrum Kultury i Turystyki)
2/12/2019 WARSZAWA / Poland (Teatr Muzyczny Roma)
11/12/2019 RZESZÓW / Poland (Filharmonia Podkarpacka)
14/12/2019 BERLIN / Germany (The Orange Room – Ellington Hotel)
15/12/2019 BERLIN / Germany (The Orange Room – Ellington Hotel)
Full details can be found here. Join us!
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.”
The album, inspired by Polish folk tunes, is available on CD and on vinyl. Anna Maria Jopek will be making her way to Japan for a promo tour in April 2019. “My strong bond with Japan is thanks to Chopin, no kidding,” says Jopek. “The Japanese sensitivity to Polish scales and the Polish spirit of music has given me, a Pole singing in Polish, the opportunity to become listened to and understood to a greater degree than anywhere else in the world. I truly wish that “Ulotne” would give my Japanese listeners as much joy as signing beside one of the greatest masters of our times had given me.”
“Czas kobiety” [A Woman’s Time] has been released worldwide
Today marks the world digital premiere of “Czas Kobiety” by AMJ and Robert Kubiszyn. Let us remember that the recording is the soundtrack to Leszek Mądzik’s spectacle at Teatr Stary in Lublin. This is AMJ’s first CD without any words whatsoever. The concept ideally fits into her research on sound and exploration of new ways of singing. The project is released online today.
“Throughout Mądzik’s oeuvre, woman is a phenomenon that unites the two driving forces of theatre–the erotic and the sacred–but most predominately one of the keys to understanding the phenomenon of the human fate.” (Jaroslaw Cymerman for Teatr Stary in Lublin)
“I long for love. For meeting a woman. In my theatre, I touch the pure affection for a woman, which provides one with a sense of security.” (Leszek Mądzik
“Working with Leszek, I had placed boundless trust in him. For him, I had learned again how to be born and how to sing my finiteness. My voice, a pure stream of sound, had become my body, and my body had become my voice.” (AMJ)
Review of the “Ulotne” album is going to be in January’s issue of DownBeat, the world’s most important jazz magazine! “Non-English-speaking singers face the challenge of having to express themselves enough to transcend the language barrier for American audiences, but like Celtic vocal explorer Loreena McKennitt, Jopek has the ability to make that barrier immaterial. The meaning of these songs is clear, even if you don’t understand Polish.” James Hale (Downbeat)