TRIBUTE TO JERZY WASOWSKI

 

A tribute to a 20th century giant of Polish composers by American arranger and orchestrator Gary Guthman, who believes that Jerzy Wasowski’s volume of works deserves as much world recognition as those of  Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Richard Rogers.

Composer - Jerzy Wasowski

All arrangements and  orchestrations - Gary Guthman

Big Band & National Philharmonic Chamber String Orchestra under the baton of Gary Guthman
Sound designer - Marek Piotr Szumski
Sound engineer - Robert Szczytowicz
Mixing - Piotr Szumski, Gary Guthman
Mastering - Grzegorz Piwkowski
Recorded at Quality Studio (May - November 2014)

 

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foto: Krzysztof Wierzbowski

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Małgorzata Walewska
Małgorzata Walewska

Internationally recognized Polish dramatic mezzo-soprano who has headlined in over 30 major Opera Houses in the world including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Royal Opera House in London, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, Deutsche Oper in Berlin and Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Since 2014 she is Artistic Director of the Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition in Nowy Sącz, Poland.

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Janusz Szrom
Janusz Szrom

Janusz Szrom, renowned Polish Jazz vocalist, has recorded and currently performs with such Polish jazz stars as, Ewa Bem, Krystyna Prońko, Andrzej Jagodziński, Włodzimierz Nahorny and Wojciech Młynarski. He has recorded over 30 Albums throughout his career. In 2008, My. Szrom was chosen by legendary Michel Legrand to perform at Warsaw Poland's 50th Jubilee Jazz Jamboree Festival. Janusz Szrom won Jazz Forum’s “Peoples Choice” award, in 2009- 2012 and was decorated with the coveted Gloria Artis

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Olga Bończyk
Olga Bończyk

A theatrical, film and television actress, Olga Bończyk is widely known for her role in one of Poland’s most popular television series, “For Good And For Bad”. She is currently seen in several Polish presentations “The Same Time Every Year”, “Bird”, “Slowly, One More Time”, and “Get Hold And Abandon”. She has performed as vocalist with virtually all of the best Polish Jazz musicians and is critically acclaimed as a vocalist as well as an actress

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Henryk Miśkiewicz
Henryk Miśkiewicz

Jazz Saxophonist Henryk Miśkiewicz has performed at virtually every Jazz Festival in Poland and abroad for over 50 years. He was the 2012 winner of Poland’s “Frederick” (Chopin) award in the category, “Jazz Musician Of The Year”. He regularly appears with Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Anna Maria Jopek, Ewa Bem, Andrzej Jagodziński, Wojciech Karolak, Joe Lovano, Mino Cinelu, Pat Matheny and Paul Kuhn. He has recorded 10 self-titled albums including “More Love”, “Kakaruka”, “Remembrances”

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Monika & Grzegorz Wasowscy
Monika & Grzegorz Wasowscy

Radio, television journalists and co-creators of the project TRIBUTE TO JERZY WASOWSKI

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Gary Guthman
Gary Guthman

Composer, arranger, orchestrator, and trumpeter. Gary Guthman has cooperated in concert with such renowned artists as Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, The Dorsey Brothers Big Band, Clark Terry as well as the Bee Gees, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Michel Legrand, Anne Murray, Neil Sedaka. From 1999-2001 he was musical director for Michael Bublé

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