Krzysztof Urbanski Quintet
LONDON Polish Jazz Café POSK
238-246 Kings St
Krzysztof and his quintet will perform a high-altitude evening of expressive jazz, previewing music from their forthcoming third album.
Polish-born Krzysztof Urbanski is a Multiple Award Winner Jazz Saxophonist and recommended by The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
In 2010 Krzysztof moved to England and started to work with some of the most innovative musicians in the UK founding his new Quintet, UrbanJazzSociety, including Sam Gardner, Sam Vicary, Martin Longhawn, Stuart McCallum. Together they create a fresh sound in Jazz using and incorporating elements of modern styles like Hip-hop, Urban and R&B.
In 2012 Krzysztof was selected from hundreds of musicians from all over the world to the live audition at The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles California (USA). The judges such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath and Kenny Burrell maintained that Krzysztof is ‘’one of the best in his generation’’.
Krzysztof’s current band was formed in 2016 and his goal was to find musicians open to creating fresh and original sounds within a quintet framework. For his third, soon to be release album, Krzysztof Urbanski presents an acoustic sound that naturally blends melodic rhapsody, rhythmic structures within the tradition of jazz, world and classical music.
K.Urbanski - Saxophones
David Preston - Guitar
John Turville - Piano
Yuri Goloubev - Bass
Asaf Sirkis - Drums