series of concerts by AMJ and Kroke is behind us, but the artists are
not going to slow down—we’re happy to announce their another
collaborative performance! This time, the musicians will be performing
abroad, in Frankfurt am Main, on July 30. More..
ELLING SINGS FOR JOPEK... IN POLISH!
According to the "Down Beat" (the most important jazz magazine in the
world) readers' survey, Kurt Elling is the no.1 male singer--and this
is all the more reason to mention that he surprised Anna Maria Jopek at
the TVP Kultura's jubilee concert by singing two songs from her hit
album "Upojenie." And not merely this; he also made a special
dedication to her, saying: "Anna, for you." It is noteworthy that both
"Me jedyne niebo" and "Cichy zapada zmrok" were sung in Polish. Anna
Maria Jopek, touched by such a distinction, commented on his
performace: "My mission is accomplished. Makoto plays 'Cyraneczka' for
Asian audiences, and Kurt Elling sings in Polish."
ANNA MARIA JOPEK & KROKE
AMJ and Kroke to perform together again! After the already announced
Bielsko-Biała show on May 11, the musicians will be holding a
collaborative concert in Grudziądz, on June 16. Visit Poland! Those
shows are certainly worth attending! More..
"JESTEŚ ŚWIATŁEM" PRE-RELEASE CONCERT ON
TRÓJKA POLISH RADIO
Herdzin's new album, with Anna Maria Jopek, Dorota Miśkiewicz, and
Grzegorz Turnau as vocalists, is set to release on Valentine's Day--and
it's worth waiting for! As a reminder, it will comprise a song cycle
composed to poems by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński and Kazimierz
We are very excited to announce that on February 10, Herdzin will be
holding a pre-release concert for his upcoming CD at the Agnieszka
Osiecka recording studio. All of the artists who performed on Jesteś
światłem [You Are the Light] have already confirmed their presence! As
always, the first hour of the show will be broadcast live. Mark this
date in your calendars!
FALL IN LOVE WITH POLANNA ON VALENTINE'S
Polanna on the Feast of Saint Valentine? Why not! It's, after all, an
album about love, though--unlike on Niebo--a suffering one, touched by
time and storms of history. But this repertoire will be just a pretext
to embark on a journey through intimate love songs telling both sweet
and bitter stories of love. Just the same as every year, await some
The Valentine's Day mini series of concerts will include four
performances: in Gdynia, Koszalin, Poznań, Jelenia Góra and Rzeszów.
Find out more in concert schedule.
Anna Maria Jopek concert on Trójka Polish
Polanna has proved successful abroad, suffice it to mention
enthusiastically-received concerts in Germany, Ireland, and Mexico. AMJ
has conscientiously fulfilled the task she once set herself--to open up
the world of indigenous Polish music to those who don't know it at all
(or know it only superficially). Clearly, Polish audience appreciate
this beautiful repertoire equally as much, evidencing that it's always
precious to return to one's roots.
We are glad to inform that on November 25, you'll have the opportunity
to listen to Polanna live: at the Agnieszka Osiecka studio and on
Trójka - Program 3 Polskiego Radia. AMJ will be joined on stage by
Marek Napiórkowski, Robert Kubiszyn, Paweł Dobrowolski, Krzysztof
Herdzin, Piotr Nazaruk, and a special guest Marianna Humetska. The
concert starts at 8.05 p.m.
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN MEXICO
AMJ is lined up to perform in Mexico during Festival Internacional
Cervantino. Not only does that destival constitute the most important
festival in Mexico and Latin America, but it is also one of the four
most prestigious festivals in the whole world. For AMJ, performing at
it is a great honour and challenge. Plus an attempt--for indigenous
Polish music (the concerts will include songs off Polanna). In total,
four Polanna concerts are scheduled:
10 October - Durango, Teatro Ricardo Castro, 8.30 pm
11 October - Torreon, Teatro Isauro Martínez, 8 pm
13 October - Guanajuato, San Gabriel de Barrera, 12 o'clock
16 Obctober - Metepec, Parque Juárez, 8.30 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that Anna Maria Jopek will perform in Mainz
(19.09.), Mannheim (20.09.) and Braunschweig (21.09.) with Polanna
project. In October she will also appear in Mexico (Festival
Internacional Cervantino) and Ireland (Cork Jazz Festival, 28.10). In
November AMJ will perform in Lviv (Ukraine) during International
Paderewski Festival (17.11.). More details you can find in concert schedule.
ANNA MARIA JOPEK & MAKOTO OZONE IN
We are glad
to announce that at the end of October Anna Maria Jopek is going to
perform together with outstanding Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone.
Three performances "Haiku" will take place in cosy interior of Studio
Theatre (Palace of Culture and Science) in Warsaw. More details in concert schedule.
SOBREMESA SUMMER TOUR
We are glad to inform you that at the end of July Anna Maria Jopek is
going to perform outdoor "Sobremesa" concerts in Italy and Poland.
11 July (Wednesday) - Capurso (Italy)
12 July (Thursday) - Piazza del Porto (Italy)
27 July (Friday) - Opole (Poland)
28 July (Saturday) - Inowrocław (Poland)
29 July (Sunday) - Toruń (Poland)
On the stage will perform: Annie Marii Jopek, Yami, Marito Marques,
Joao Balao, Krzysztof Herdzin, Marek Napiórkowski and Henryk
Miśkiewicz. More in our schedule.
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN GERMANY
On Saturday Anna Maria Jopek starts short tour with "Polanna" project.
Anna says that "Polanna" takes a fresh look at both important and
beautiful moments in the history of our music. From Wacław from
Szamotuły through old folk music, Stanisław Moniuszko, Mieczysław
Karłowicz ending with Karol Szymanowski and Skaldowie band.
During "Polanna Tour" Anna is going to perform in Germany (Berlin,
Hamburg and Wolfsburg). More details in concert
31 March - Łomianki • 1 April - Elbląg
• 11 April - Berlin • 12 April - Hamburg
• 13 April - Wolfsburg • 21 April - Pisz
• 22 April - Białystok
MARIA JOPEK & KROKE SUPPORT PETER GABRIEL
Anna Maria Jopek & Kroke will support Peter Gabriel concert in
Oświęcim (13.05.2012) during Life Festival. More: http://lifefestival.pl/
ETNO JAZZ FESTIVAL with AMJ
Anna Maria Jopek will give two concerts during Ethno Jazz Festival in
Wrocław. She will perform together with KROKE (4th February) and with
the Prince of Face, Camané (18th February). Both concerts will take
place in The White Stork Synagogue in Wrocław.
pleased to announce that Anna Maria Jopek is going to visit Japan twice
in the near future.
On the 22nd of December Ania will sing in Osaka, opening a series of
Christmas concerts. A part of those concerts will be also a performance
in famous Blue Note Tokyo (24th, 25th and 26th of December). This event
is broadly discussed in the magazine "Blue Note", (November/December
issue of the magazine) the cover of which depicts Anna Maria
After a short break Ania will be back in the Cherry Blossom Land to
give a performance in Tokyo (on the 7th of January 2012) and Matsuyama
with her HAIKU concerts together with Makoto Ozone.
Please find the details of the concerts in our
NEW ALBUMS ON iTUNES
We are pleased to announce that Anna Maria Jopek's new albums are
available on iTunes.
Listen to the interview, which AMJ gave to the Irish RTÉ Radio 1:
Already released ! three brand new
POLANNA: The search of the essence
of Polish soul in music, in the arrangements of Gil Goldstein -multiple
Grammy Award winner and Krzysztof Herdzin. The band, created especially
for the purpose of this project, consists of Cuban piano master Gonzalo
Rubalcaba, the great lady of polish folk music Maria Pomianowska and
the classic cellist Rafał Kwiatkowski. Guests appearance made by
The albums take a fresh look at both important and beautiful moments in
the history of our music. From Wacław from Szamotuły through old folk
music, Stanisław Moniuszko, Mieczysław Karłowicz ending with Karol
Szymanowski and Skaldowie band. Among the compositions we can also
expect a premiere composition.
The album was recorded in the Radio Gdansk studio and brought together
in the New York studio MRS by Grammy Award winner Joe Ferla with the
hand of Steve Rodby.
it is an attempt to find a common factor for the Polish and Japanese
music. The project was accomplished together with Makoto Ozone, the
most outstanding Japanese jazz pianist. As a guest star we will have a
chance to hear Tomohiro Fakuhara, the artist of Kabuka theatre, who
will play bamboo flutes. The album was recorded and mixed by Tadeusz
Mieczkowski in Warsaw studio Sound and More. Anna Maria Jopek has
visited Japan six times so far performing in the most important places
in the country. More concerts in December and January 2012 after the
album premiere in Tokyo.
a kind of "dessert" after the sophistication of the main course. It
presents the stories of Lisbon, the city where Anna Maria Jopek has
found her second home. It is a collection of Anna Maria Jopek's beloved
songs from the world of Portuguese and lusophone culture. Among the
guests we have an opportunity to hear the greatest artists such as "the
prince of Fado" Camané, charismatic voices from Cape Verde Island: Sara
Tavares and Tito Paris, the legendary Portuguese singer Paulo de
Carvalho, Angolan multi- instrumentalist and vocalist Yami, or the
Brazilian composer and singer Ivan Lins.
On this album there are three premiere compositions (among others
already popular duet with Tito Paris " Tylko tak mogło być") and
created especially for this project polish lyrics for lusophone music.
Anna Maria Jopek performs mainly in Portuguese, sometimes even in
Creole language and Kimbundu.
The album was recorded in Lisbon with the multicultural band created
for this occasion.
The album was mixed by Scott Petito (sound engineer of Michael Franks
albums) in NRS Studio, Woodstock, NY.
Those three albums are available
in a single publication entitled LUSTRA where the music is accompanied
by the photo story in a hundred frames presenting the last three years,
from the times of the "ID" and the premiere of a book/album "Dwa
serduszka" till now. It's worth mentioning that those pictures are
different from the pictures in CD's booklets published separately. A
book with the artists' comments, richly illustrated and three new
records - this is an incredible surprise for fans and collectors that
cannot be missed.
The executive producer of the whole project; music co - producer of
"Polanna" and "Sobremesa", the photographer and co - author of the
graphic design of all records and the author of eight new lyrics on
"Sobremesa" and a premiere song on "Polanna" is Marcin Kydryński.
The records are produced by AMJ Music for Universal Music Polska.
SOBREMESA TOUR - concerts promoting the
new record from the 4th of November
We will have an opportunity to hear the concert version of Sobremesa
project from the 4th of November in the biggest Polish cities. They are
going to be amazing, energetic evenings dominated by "the blues of the
edge of Europe". Next to Anna Maria Jopek there will appear Yani,
Nelson Canoa, Marito Marques, Joao Balao, Marek Napiórkowski and Henryk
Miśkiewicz. Beto Betuk will be a guest star in Warsaw.
- November 4th - Kielce (Hala Widowiskowa MOSiR), 7 p.m.
- November 5th - Bielsko-Biała (BCK - Dom Muzyki), 7 p.m.
- November 7th - Zabrze (Dom Muzyki i Tańca), 8 p.m.
- November 8th - Wrocław (Klub Eter), 8 p.m.
- November 9th - Łódź (Teatr Wielki), 8 p.m.
- November 11th - Lublin (Centrum Kongresowe UP), 8 p.m.
- November 12th - Rzeszów (Live Club) 6 p.m.
- November 14th - Kraków ( Klub Studio) 8 p.m.
- November 16th - Sopot (Sheraton Sopot, Conference Center) 8 p.m.
- November 17th - Bydgoszcz (Filharmonia Pomorska), 8 p.m.
- November 20th - Warszawa (Och-Teatr), 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- November 22nd - Szczecin (Hala Opery), 8 p.m.
- November 23rd - Konin (DK OSKARD), 7 p.m.