14th Summer Jazz Festival at the Cellar under Rams 
(Piwnica pod Baranami) 
Krakow, 5th – 31st July 2009

Krakow’s famous Summer Jazz Festival kicked off this month and it promises to continue be a must for all music fans.  The three-week event has a truly international flavour as Colombian troupe the Sincopa Jazz Band got proceedings underway in the city’s Old Town on the 5th of July.

13th Summer Jazz Festival Krakow, 2008

13th Summer Jazz Festival Krakow, 2008

As well as showpiece events dotted around the Polish capital of culture, dozens of smaller, more intimate performances will take place to satisfy all jazz tastes. Cafes, bars and clubs are all set to open their doors and embrace the festival.

Artists from around the world will be in Krakow for the event appearing alongside some of Poland’s top musicians.  The inaugural Summer Jazz Festival was held in 1996 during celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Piwnicy pod Baranami and has since gone from strength to strength.

Every year the festival includes about 50 concerts, with 200 artists from Poland and abroad attracting up to an incredible 30000 spectators.  In 2001 the Festival prize of Jazzowy Baranek was granted to exceptional performers and to date the laureates include:

Jerzy “Duduś” Matuszkiewicz (2001)
Andrzej Kurylewicz i Wanda Warska (2002)
Wojciech Karolak (2003)
Zbigniew Namysłowski (2004)
Janusz Muniak (2005)
Przemysław Dyjakowski (2006)
Tomasz Stańko (2007)
Andrzej Trzaskowski (2008)

For further information on the Summer Jazz Festival and a timetable of events visit http://www.cracjazz.com/index.htm

For more information about the Polish National Tourist Office visit www.poland.travel/en-gb/

For more information on Polska! Year visit http://www.polskayear.pl/

Contact:
Tel/Fax: (48)12-6332839
Email: biuro@cracjazz.com

Address: 18 Warszawska st. PL 31-155, Krakow, Poland

 

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