CAROLS

 

A delightfully, “Jazzy”  concert of popular Polish and American Christmas carols written especially for Sasha Strunin!

A lot of care and thought went into creating a swinging atmosphere for these wonderful songs, while making sure to keep the essence of the holiday season!

 

We’re sure it will be a “Merry” sound!

REPERTOIRE:

Silent night, Sweet Baby Jesus Lullaby, In Night’s Still Silence, When Christ is born, Little Jesus, Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, The Christmas Song

All arrangements  - Gary Guthman

CAROLS - Sasha Strunin
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SASHA STRUNIN

A vocalist with a real Slav soul, she was born to a multinational family with artistic connotations. Her parents, the Russian bass-baritone Igor Strunin and the Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Vita Nikolajenko, are soloists of the Grand Theater in Poznań. Her grandfather was a theater director, and her beloved Polish grandmother – Nella, an actress. Sasha received a thorough education music school, receiving singing lessons first with her mother and later in the vocal class of Marzena Osiewicz.

During the past 10 years, she has appeared extensively on Polish and European stages. Sasha graduated from the University of Arts in Poznań in 2013 (photography department). Her diploma thesis Viscera was presented as part of the "Subconscious Events" exhibition at the 'Spokojna' Gallery at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

 

In 2016, her Cd, "Woman In Black" was released, which is jazz-noir autobiography, composed especially for her by Gary Guthman.

 

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Top musicians accompany Sasha

Paweł Pańta - Bass
Paweł Pańta - Bass

Outstanding Polish acoustic and electric bassist, who has collaborated on the forefront of Polish jazz as well as on the theatrical stage. He was a member of the Andrzej Kurylewicz Trio. Currently, Mr. Pańta is active in the groups of Janusz Bogacki, Gary Guthman, Wojciech Gogolewski and Filip Wojciechowski as well as Włodek Pawlik Trio (2014 Grammy Award winner for “Night in Calisia”)

Michał Milczarek - Guitar
Michał Milczarek - Guitar

Guitarist, composer and leader of his own project -‘ MM3'. Together with the band he recorded The Big Game EP (2012), Squirrels & Butterflies (2014) and Ambient Works (2016). Along with MM3, he has played many prestigious festivals in Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Scotland and Vietnam. Michał is passionate about jazz, R&B, blues and rock. As a session musician, he has worked with Michał Urbaniak, Edyta Górniak, Maria Sadowska, Ania Szarmach, Envee, and many others

Pawel Dobrowolski - Drums
Pawel Dobrowolski - Drums

A superb musician and pedagog, in 2006, he was awarded “Fryderyk” from the Phonographic Academy. Mr. Dobrowolski has concertised on many prestigious stages including the Royal Albert Hall in London, The Olympia in Paris as well as philharmonic halls of Europe and on other continental club stages such as Ronnie Scott’s in London, The Blue Note in Tokyo, and the New Morning in Paris. The output of work he has produced so far included over 50 Cd recordings. Paweł Dobrowolski is endorsed by Zildjian