AMJ & BOBBY MCFERRIN LIVE!
Anna Maria Jopek performed as a special guest on Bobby McFerrin’s
concert, which took place in Congress Hall, Warsaw (6.07.2008). They
sang together three improvised songs, but as it was put in
Rzeczpospolita newspaper, their duet was great and it seemed to be well
You can watch some pictures on our website.
ANNA MARIA JOPEK 来日
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LISBON STORIES WITH ANNA MARIA JOPEK
& SPECIAL GUESTS
After great successes of wonderful meetings with the art of Brazil,
after finding common roots with African musicians and after last year
performance on one stage with the most remarkable Polish artists, BMW
Jazz Club is searching for further challenges and inspirations. More in English version of our webiste...
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN ASIA!
by Marcin Kydryński
short video from Anna’s concert in Blue Note in Tokyo!
原田和典の公演初日レポート：ANNA MARIA JOPEK
Read short review from
The Jakarta Post
2009年5月14日（木）〜 17日（日） ブルーノート東京 http://www.bluenote.co.jp/
アナ・マリア・ヨペック(vo,p)、マレク・ナピュルコフスキ(g)、ロバート・クビスジン(b)、パヴェル・ドブロヴォルスキ(ds. / www.universal-music.co.jp)
After a set of successful concerts in Europe Anna Maria Jopek is going
to visit Asia. She will give several concerts during her tour (read details). Anna's concerts will take
place in several exotic places such as Bali, Jakarta, Surabay
(Indonesia) and Singapore. The fans will also have the chance
to listen to her performance in Japan. There in Blue Note in Tokyo
several special concerts are planned to take place. On her tour, Anna
will be supported by Marek Napiórkowski, Robert Kubiszyn and Paweł
Dobrowolski. All those gigs will promote the Asiatic premiere of the
The details of the tour schedule can be found in CONCERT section on our website. We also wish
to encourage the fans to read a few words Anna
aimed at the Japanese audience.
Two extra shows are added to Anna Maria Jopek’s “World Tour”. She is
going to perform in Saint Petersburg (25.04.) and in Düsseldorf
(25.05.) during Düsseldorfer Jazz Rally. Details can be found in concerts schedule. We hope you will enjoy her
Anna Maria Jopek (vocal, piano)
Marek Napiorkowski (guitars)
Robert Kubiszyn (bass)
AMJ IN UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN:
UPOJENIE by AMJ & PAT
After six years since album "Upojenie" was
recorded by Anna Maria Jopek and Pat Metheny it is going to be released
abroad Poland! The premiere is planned for September 2008. More details
soon on our website!
Vrije Geluiden with AMJ
Anna Maria Jopek was a special guest in Dutch TV program called Vrije
Geluiden. On our website you can watch interview (in English) with Anna
and her short performance. more...
AMJ ABROAD POLAND...
On 18 April 2008 Anna will give a concert in Ukraine for the first
time. She will perform in Kharkiv in RODDOM Concert Hall. This event is
devoted to Integration of Poland to
European Society and National Celebration of the Constitution (3 of May
1791). More details in our concert’s schedule.
Last weekend AMJ performed in Uppsala in Sweden. She was also a guest
in morning programme on TV4. Anna sang two songs: O mój rozmarynie
– tradicional Polish song - and Cisza na skronie, na powieki słońce
from album ID. She also gave an interview which is
available on the website: http://www.tv4.se/
ID - NEW ANNA MARIA JOPEK'S ALBUM
On 28 January 2008 an international version
of album ID will have its premiere. For collaboration to this project
Anna Maria Jopek and her husband Marcin Kydryński invited a bunch of
true giants from around the world. The Brazilian bossa nova genius
Oscar Castro Neves meets serene ECM recording pianist from Norway Tord
Gustavsen. An exotic voice of Tunesian oud virtuoso and vocalist Dhafer
Youssef blends with brave and adventurous notes of Branford Marsalis’
soprano saxophone. Richard Bona’s trademak Douala vocals and bass lines
coexist with sensual French singing by percussion wizard Mino Cinelu.
Manu Katche and Christian Mc Bride provide powerful grooves… yet then
there is this amazing, sophisticated vocal (in fact – about a zillion
of them so carefully layered!) by Anna Maria that makes it all work. Read more about ID.
Below you can find dates of premiere of ID in each country :
Switzerland – 25th January 2008
Japan – 28th January 2008
Norway – 28th January 2008
Netherlands – 1st February 2008
Greece – 4th February 2008
Sweden – 4th February 2008
Slovakia/Czech Rep. – 25th February 2008
Finland – 27th February 2008
Italy – 17th March 2008
Germany, Austria – 25th March 2008
ANNA MARIA JOPEK AS A NEW VOICE
„Spróbuj mowic kocham” (English: Try to speak love) - the song from
"ID" was published on “New Voice” album released by EMARCY. “New voice”
gathers together sixteen of the finest female voices in jazz, New
Voices showcases emerging female vocal talents from around the world.
SKŁAMAŁABYM - MAXISINGLE
In Poland Anna Maria Jopek has just
released new maxisingle entitled “Skłamabym”. It contains five songs
and four of them are totally brand new. On the maxisingle we can listen
to Richard Bona, Tord Gustavsen, Dhafer Youssef, Manu Katche, Mino
Cinelu. You can buy “Skałamałbym” in Poland or order at any Polish
music net store (e.g. merlin.pl / fan.pl).
Track list: Skłamałabym / Nie Omijaj Mnie / Tigghy Dingghy Ya-Hara /
Jakby Nic Się Nie Stało / Daleko / Linda Lou
Pictures from ID TOUR
Watch some backstage pictures (taken by Marcin
Kydryński) from ID TOUR.
Live Dates Confirmed!
With great pleasure we would
like to inform that Anna Maria Jopek has announced details of
13 exclusive shows over the October, taking in Poland. AMJ is going to
promote her newest album "ID" which was released in May 2007. Our
artist has also invited two special guests: Dhafer Youssef -
Tunesian who lives in Paris, one of the most important virtuosos oud
(Arabic precursor of lute) and also one of the most inimitable vocalist
in the world and Mino Cinelu - well-known percussionist who
collaborated with Sting, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, etc. On the stage
they will be supported also by Polish AMJ's friends: Marek Napiórkowski
(guitars), Robert Kubiszyn (bass) and Jan Smoczyński (piano). In
addition, there will be a chance to see AMJ and Richard Bona
(multiinstrumentalist and vocalist from Cameroon) performing together
on one stage in Wrocław.
Our partners: BMW Jazz Club & Millennium Bank
More details here...
AFRICAN MOODS - concert with Richard Bona and
Wednesday (6.06.2007) inside the magical building of Polish Theatre
Anna Maria Jopek gave the most unique and prestigious concert called
'African Moods' which was appreciated by the audience with standing
The concert started with the gentle sounds of a song 'Spróbuj mówić
kocham' - the same which opens the album 'ID'. Anna Maria Jopek
performed with musicians who took part in recordings: Marek Napiórkowki
(phenomenal guitar riffs), the pianist Krzysztof Herdzin, the bass
virtuoso Robert Kubiszyn and drummer Paweł Dobrowolski. These musicians
represented a core of the band but everyone was waiting for a
performance of two Anna's special guests: the master of bass Richard
Bona and Dhafer Youssef the owner of a beautiful voice and the oud
virtuoso. AMJ and her guests played such songs as 'To, co nienazwane',
'Tea in Sahara', 'Aya (1984)' - duets with Dhafer Youssef and 'Zrób, co
możesz' , 'Dina lam' performed with Richard Bona. The last song they
played all together was smashing hot number 'Teraz i tu'.
In the end AMJ, Dhafer Youssef, Richard Bona and Erich Papke (BMW Jazz
Club), Piotr Rzeczycki (Universal Music Poland) were given platinum
records - an award for 'ID' sales. Congratulation!
Watch some pictures...
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN ISRAEL – CONCERT’S REVIEW
The Jerusalem Post: It takes a combination
of factors to bring into being a truly great Artist. First comes the
talent – the absolutely necessary ingredient without which Art does not
a priori exist. But talent is not enough. It needs to be completed by
many other components like natural intelligence, education, experience,
open-mindedness and sharp sensitivity. Read
AMJ, RICHARD BONA & DHAFER YOUSSEF LIVE IN
BMW Jazz Club presents special concert ‘African
On June 6th 2007 at Polish Theatre in Warsaw we will be witnesses of an
exclusive concert with Anna Maria Jopek and her special guests:
multiinstrumentalist and vocalist from Cameroon - Richard Bona and
Dhafer Youssef - Tunesian who lives in Paris, one of the most important
virtuosos oud (arabic precursor of lute) and also one of the most
inimitable vocalist in the world. Both of them have just performed on
the newest AMJ's album - ID.
This concert is a second event inspired and organized by BMW Jazz Club
and Anna Maria Jopek Music. Let us remind that the first one was
entitled “The night of jazz and bossa nova” with a genius of bossa nova
- Oscar Castro Neves and master of percusion instruments - Mino Cinelu
as a special guests which took place in September 2006. They also took
part in recordings of ID which will be released on May 11th 2007.
Concert tickets will be made available from the 7th of May at www.ticketpro.pl.
PATRONAGE: Onet.pl, Wprost, WIK, VIVA
PARTNERS: Clear Channel, Advertis
ID - NEW ALBUM IN POLAND
We would like to
inform that Anna Maria Jopek's brand new album (called ‘ID’) will be
released on 11th May only in Poland. For collaboration Anna Maria Jopek
and her husband Marcin Kydrynski invited such world famous musicians
like Mino Cinelu, Manu Katche, Christian McBride, Richard Bona, Tord
Gustavsen, Oscar Castro-Neves, Branford Marsalis, Dhafer Youssef, Arve
Henriksen, AMJ’s friends from Poland: Kayah (vocal), Leszek Mozdzer
(piano), Marek Napiorkowski (guitar), Pawel Zarecki (keyboards) and
Krzysztof Herdzin. It is highly probably that new Anna’s album will be
released in autumn abroad Poland. As far as we know the track list will
. In our gallery we have published new photos from REAL WORLD STUDIOS,
where new album was mixed. Photos...
ANNA MARIA JOPEK SUPPORTED KAYAH IN MTV
AMJ was a special guest of Kayah’s concert which
was recorded for Polish section of MTV. Ladies sang together one song
(“Kiedy Mówisz”) from Kayah’s album “YakaYaKayah” (international
version of “JakaJaKayah”).
MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing
only acoustic instruments. Since from the very beginning Unplugged has
stuck to its original idea of being raw, simple and fresh, bringing
artists into an intimate studio atmosphere to perform for a small live
audience. It is worth saying that it is the first time that such event
has taken place in Middle Europe. This performance will be released on
DVD in spring 2007 (watch show on MTV Polska, 21st December 2006, 9pm).
AMJ ON SOUNDTRACK “LA CALIFORNIE”
The new album with Mino Cinelu’s music has been released recently. This
time it is a soundtrack from Jacques Fieschi’s film “La Californie”. On
this album AMJ performed in two songs: “La Lettre de Stephan” and “La
Guerre”.More information on www.universalmusic.fr.
“La Californie” is available on Amazon.
VELVET NIGHT IN MONACHIUM
On Friday, 20 October 2006, Anna Maria Jopek was a special guest on
Robert Wolf’s concert, which took place in Monachium. Robert Wolf is
the guitarist of a formation called Quadro Nuevo. On his new album
“Velvet night”, which was released in march 2006, AMJ performed in
three songs. The Friday’s performance promoted this album and our
artist was asked to sing two songs from “Velvet night”: “Nocturne (Ode
mnie)” and “Nuit Blanche”. She also sang “Biel” (from “Upojenie”) and
Mozart’s “Adagio” (from “Niebo”).
BMW JAZZ CLUB: AMJ & Oscar Castro-Neves!
On Thursday evening (21.09.2006) in Collegium Nobilium Theatre in
Warsaw our vocalist performed in a chamber concert with a special
guest- Oscar Castro-Neves- a precursor of bossa nova and a close friend
of Antonio Carlos Jobim. This concert has inaugurated activity of BMW
Jazz Club in Poland.
On a stage we could also greet well-known percussionist Mino Cinelu and
other AMJ friends as: Robert Majewski on flugenhorn, Krzysztof Herdzin
on piano (also a conductor of a string quartet), Henryk Mi¶kiewicz on
saxophone and Robert Kubiszyn on bass.
Although that bossa nova was the main theme of the concert, AMJ
presented her first-night song: "Samej Cię nie zostawię" ("I won't
leave you alone") from her newest album which is going to be released
in April 2007.
Oscar Castro-Neves appeared to be very kind person and we could also
hear his singing (in polish!) in songs like: "Naanahnae" and "Możliwe".
To the end AMJ &Friends executed well-known Jobim's composition
"Agua de Beber (Water to drink)" and as an encore they played "Samba
przed rozstaniem (known also as a "Apelo" composed by Baden Powell)".
It is worth to add that each song was preceded with Marcin Kydryński
comment, who also encouraged Oscar to say few words about bossa nova
and his friendship with Jobim. Photos from this event...
Anna Maria Jopek with Christian McBride
One of the greatest contrabassist
ever Christian McBride (who was performing with Pat Metheny Trio, Diana
Krall, Sting, Natalie Cole, Paul Simon, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson,
Michael Franks, Michael Buble and many others) wrote in his diary on
his official website (www.christianmcbride.com):
"I also did a recording with the great polish
singer/songwriter, Anna Maria Jopek. Many Metheny fans are familiar
with her. I believe in her native country, she’s considered a pop star,
but the music wasn’t pop at all. It was musical!" (may 2006)
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Branford Marsalis and Richard Bona on Anna
Maria Jopek new release!
Polish newspapers have written recently about Anna’s collaboration with
two world-famous musicians. On Anna Maria Jopek new release will appear
Branford Marsalis on saxophone and bassist-vocalist Richard Bona.
Marcin Kydryński, who is producing new album, promised to give us more
AMJ & CHRIS BOTTI
Anna Maria Jopek was a special guest on Chris Botti’s concert in
Warsaw, which took place in “Stodoła club” yesterday (13.07.2006).
Chris and Anna performed together with “My Funny Valentine” and they
were supported by Billy Childs on piano and Mark Whitfield on guitar.
Today (14.07.2006) AMJ is performing in San Javier (Spain) on Auditorio
Festival de Jazz de San Javier.
ANNA MARIA JOPEK & ROBERT WOLF
Anna Maria Jopek has appeared on Robert Wolf’s
new album. This well known German guitarists (a member of QUADRO NUEVO)
has just released his new solo album called “Velvet Night”. Our
vocalists joined three songs there: “Nocturne” (music -Anna Maria
Jopek, lyric - Marcin Kydrynski), “Luna De Miel” (music - Robert Wolf,
lyric - Anna Maria Jopek) and “Nuit Blanche” (music - Robert Wolf,
lyric - Anna Maria Jopek). Some samples of this music are avaible on www.robertolobo.de.
CONCERTS IN EUROPE
Polish Tour which promoted "Niebo" (Heaven) album was really succeed.
AMJ TRIO (AMJ- vocal, Marek Napiórkowski - guitars, Robert Kubiszyn -
double bass) with Mino Cinelu (well-known percussionist who
collaborated with Sting, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny) gave seven special
and unforgettable concerts. After hard working in her homeland she is
visiting United Kingdom in April, Germany and Austria in May, where she
is going to promote her first English spoken album called "Secret". Our
artist will perform with her full band which consist of Henryk
Mi¶kiewicz (sax), Marek Napiórkowski (guitars), Robert Kubiszyn (double
bass), Paweł Zarecki (piano), Paweł Dobrowolski (drums). our concert schedule...
POLISH TOUR – AMJ with MINO CINELU!
Our vocalists will give seven special concerts
in Poland together with well known percussionists Mino Cinelu. ANNA
MARIA JOPEK TRIO (Marek Napiórkowski – guitar, Robert Kubiszyn – double
bass) & Mino Cinelu is a special project created for promoting
NIEBO (Heaven) album, which was released in October 2005 in Poland.
20.03.2006 Wrocław (PL), Impart
21.03.2006 ŁódĄ (PL), klub Fanaberia
23.03.2006 Warszawa (PL), Fabryka Trzciny
25.03.2006 Kraków (PL), klub Studio
28.03.2006 Gdańsk (PL), klub Parlament
29.03.2006 Słupsk (PL), Filharmonia Sinfonia Baltica
31.03.2006 Poznań (PL), klub Blue Note
Bosa becomes international
The 4th of March 2002 was a very important date in Universal Music
Poland history. On that same day an international premieres of two
genius jazz Albums: Barefoot Anna Maria
Jopek and “Soul of Things” Tomasz Stańko have taken place.
Both Albums were enthusiastically accepted by critics and common
auditors. Anna’s Album premiere was surrounded by press conference
organized in Harenda Club and a mini performance ( 3 formations
accompanied by a band)
“Barefoot” is an international version of jazz album “Bosa” released in
The special guest of the premiere was Suzannah Reast International
Marketing Manager from Universal Music International.
Tomasz Stańko signed his Album in Empik Pub on the same day, two days
later the “Master” performed in concert with musicians: Marcin
Wasilewski (piano). Sławomir Kurkiewicz (double-bass) and Michał
Mi¶kiewicz (percussion) – the same crew he was working with on
recording. The hall of the Ujazdowski Palace was bulging at the seas,
and the event was added splendour by legendary Manfred Eicher himself,
the founder and the boss of music producers ECM, who is the Tomasz
Stańko Album producer as well.
Manfred was a guest of honor, accompanied by a strong and wide group of
Universal’s representatives from different countries and jazz
journalist from magazines like: The Guardian, Jazz magazine.