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Adam Pieronczyk

Leading Polish jazz saxophonist, composer and band leader. One of the most interesting and creative European musicians as well as one of the greatest innovators in Polish jazz according to international press. He performs in all parts of the world and has won numerous awards. In 2019 he was named, for the 15th consecutive year, as Jazz Forum magazine's Best Soprano Saxophonist. He has been nominated 18 times for Poland's Fryderyk award (Polish Grammy) in altogether 14 categories, winning the 2 most important statuettes - Jazz Musician of The Year and Jazz Album of The Year. He served as Artistic Director for the Jazz aux Oudayas and Jazz au Chellah festivals in Rabat, Morocco (2005- 2006), Sopot Jazz Festival in Poland (2011-2015) and since 2019 - Jazz Juniors Festival in Krakow, Poland. He also composes music for theater productions. Adam Pieronczyk has worked with musicians such as: Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, Miroslav Vitous, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Bobby McFerrin, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Trilok Gurtu, Mino Cinelu, Tomasz Stanko, Ted Curson, Avishai Cohen, Ernst Reijseger, Lage Lund, Orlando Le Fleming, Joe Martin, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Anthony Cox, Joey Calderazzo, and Leszek Mozdzer.

"Adam Pieronczyk has been one of the top European saxophonists for years now. Each and every one of his albums is an original, intriguing project on his own that evades simple classification.” Marek Romański / Jazz Forum

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* New Hope Of Polish Jazz in the annual "Jazz Forum" magazine ranking (1997); * Nomination for the Polish music award "Fryderyk" as Best Jazz Artist Of The Year (1997,1998, 2009); * Prize of the Musician Union in Poland as Best Artist Of The Year (1999); * was voted in the main Polish daily newspaper "Gazeta Wyborcza" One of the most influential jazz musicians in Poland for the XXI century" (2000); * Angel Of Jazz - Jazz festival prize of Bielsko-Biala (2003); * Best Soprano Saxophonist Of The Year - for 15th consecutive year voted in the annual Jazz Forum magazine ranking as (from 2003 to 2019). Pieronczyk's records have been also noticed as remarkable productions: * Best Jazz CD Of The Year nomination for "A Few Minutes In Space" (Adam Pieronczyk Trio ) for the Polish music award "Fryderyk" (1997); * Album of The Year (1998) in "Jazz Forum" magazine rankin and Jazz CD Of The Year" nomination for album - "Live In Sofia" (1998) ( Duo with Polish piano player Leszek Mozdzer ) * Album of the Year (2001) for "Digivooco" (Adam Pieronczyk Digivooco) voted in the Jazz Forum magazine ranking * Best Album of the Year - Polish industry music award - Fryderyk - for the album - Komeda - The Innocent Sorcerer - 2011 * Jazz Artist of the Year - Polish industry music award - Fryderyk - 2011


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'Adam Pieronczyk is Poland's most interesting saxophonist today.' - Gazeta Wyborcza

'This saxophonist is one of the jazzmen currently defining the shape of Polish jazz in the 21st Century' - Newsweek

'Pieronczyk is an outstanding Polish jazz artist who is reaching a progressively wider circle of jazz fans.' - Audio 'Adam Pieronczyk is a discovery, for he has a lovely warm tone and a clever imagination, but he can also blow for the borders.' - Cadence NY 'Adam Pieronczyk is among the very finest of the Polish jazz scene. He is successful like few others in combining instrumental virtuosity, precision, and intellectual refinement with an emotionality that borders on exhibitionism. He burns in his improvisations, and the listener burns with him.' - Gazeta Wyborcza 'It's difficult to categorize Pieronczyk, or to compare him with anybody. This is a great musician.' - Jazz Forum 'Ray of hope on the East European jazz scene' - Frankfurter Allgemeine

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

I'll colour around it

Self Produced


Oaxaca Constellation

Self Produced


Live at NOSPR

Self Produced


Ad-Lib Orbits

Pao Records


Monte Alban

Self Produced




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