Instrumental workshops / Instructors




Elchin Shirinov (Azerbaijan)

A pianist. One of the leading musicians of the Azerbaijani jazz scene. He comes from a family with folk music traditions. Leader of his own trio with whom he performs on the European jazz scene. A true source of positive energy drawn from simplicity of being in which he was brought up. Fruitarian. Yoga instructor.
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Jaques Kuba Séguin (Canada)
A versatile musician, awarded, liked. Trumpeter and composer with Polish roots. One of the leading figures of Canadian jazz. The ODD LOT and LITANIA PROJEKT formations are the essence of his musical career. Séguin's repertoire combines mellifluousness with jazz explosiveness. This intriguing mix of extremes does not scare away the receivers of his music, and the artist himself describes his work as accessible to a wide audience. A strapping, smiled optimist with tastefully chosen glasses. Radioman.
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András Dés (Hungary)

One of the leading drummers of the Hungarian jazz scene. He played countless concerts with countless musicians almost all around the globe. He has participated in recordings of over eighty albums. Author of music made for fims and theatres. A true original and spectacular stage personality. A man with hyperactive emotional intelligence.
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Edilson Sanchez (Columbia)

A colombian bass player, guitarist and percussionist. He comes from a musical culture of which the main element is rhythm improvised according to invariable structures. An instructor who will introduce their secrets in a fun atmosphere filled with dance moves. A man of a disarming nature. Typical Non-European!
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Krzysztof Gradziuk (Poland)

A drummer and a jazz teacher comprehensively educated, experienced and titled. A graduate of the Jazz Institute of Academy of Music in Katowice. A scholarship holder of the Hohschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. A member of the RGG trio, one of the leading jazz bands in Poland. A permanent associate of top Polish jazz musicians, including Tomasz Stańko, in his new quartet. An esthet of percussive sound, a colorist and melody lover. The artistic truth he speaks is fed by his innate skepticism and the reluctance with which he approches any prospect of compromise.
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Anna Gadt (Poland)

A singing woman who likes to unveil a secret through sound, word and silence. A teacher at the Jazz Institute of Academy of Music in Katowice. In music she exibits a romantic aapproach. She expresses it through courage and constant striving for artistic freedom. She also values spontaneity and the joy of making music together. An individial fascinated by Norway. She is not a fan of blatency. She loves strawberries.
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