Contest / Rhythm sections


Elchin Shirinov

one of those Azerbaijani jazz musicians whose talent put them on the road far far from home. He comes from a family with folk music traditions, a self-tought pianist who never attended a class in formal music school. He is an infinite source of positive energy. Fruitarian and yoga instructor. A true friend of the World.


Kajetan Borowski

a graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice where he found a cosy labour. A leader of his own trio. Little Prince from Tarnów.

Anastasija Litvinyuk

she belongs to the cream of Ukrainian jazz artists. a focused display of living charms manifesting seriousness. A Volynhan living in Lviv

Piotr Wyleżoł

the colorful people of Polish jazz scene? Piotrek belongs to them. He worke with the top shelf european jazz crew. A guy of a vast agitated imagination all positively turbulent, Maestro from Stanowice, Upper Silesia.


András Dés

one of the leading percussionists of the Hungarian jazz scene. He worked in numerous formations and played innumerable concerts around our globe. He has contributed to more than 80 albums and composed several film and theatre scores. Over the past years, Dés has developed his own percussion set: the one of a half percussionist and half a drummer. Spectacular to watch. Imaginative to listen to!


Grzegorz Masłowski

drummer related with Cracovian jazz scene. Winner of numerous prizes in international music competitions. An improviser working with the cream of the Polish jazz musicians. The girls' choice!


Igor Hnydyn

drummer, composer, one of the most rennowned Ukrainian jazz musicians, graduate from Lviv State Music Academy (percussion instruments class). The main project he performes in is called ShockolaD. He is a co-founder and coordinator of Jazz Club Lviv and organizer of Lviv Summer Jazz School. A busy guy!


Grzegorz Pałka

a drummer during his academic apprenticeship. You couldn't help him being charming even if you tried hard :D Smooth operator from Paczółtowice.



Alan Wykpisz

one of the most awarded double bass players among the Polish young generation of jazz musicians. Currently a student of the Katowice Academy of Music Jazz Department considered the most prestigious in Poland. His flag formation is calle High Definition. A cool guy!


Mariusz Praśniewski

double bass player, graduate of the Danish National Academy of Music in Odense, Denmark. During his scholarship at the Academy of Music and Drama, Geteborg, Sweden he studied under Anders Jormin. Currently he is a member of a few Polish, Danish and Polish/German/Swiss formations such as Maciej Czajkowski Trio, Massaka Storytelling Ensemble or Grzegorz Karnas Formula. One of the top young generation Polish jazz doubble bass players. Oasis of the Calm!


Maciej Garbowski

The leading Polish bassist, composer, initiator of the International Musical Project - a platform for international cooperation of artists from different musical cultures. He participated in such artistic events as Jazz Plays Europe and Take Five Europe. Man of a bow tie!