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April 2021
8:00 PM
Red Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

Wojciech Jachna Squad – Elements | online


Wojciech Jachna Squad:
Wojciech Jachna – trumpet, flugelhorn, shaker
Marek Malinowski – guitar
Jacek Cichocki – piano and electric piano, Vermona electric piano, Moog synthesizer, fx
Paweł Urowski – double bass
Mateusz Krawczyk – drums, percussion


Improvised music from Elements

The concert is presented in partnership with Polish Cultural Institute New York

The streaming will be available on:
• on the NFM fanpage on Facebook,,
• NFM YouTube channel.

Wojciech Jachna Squad / fot. Dariusz Bareja
Wojciech Jachna Squad / fot. Dariusz Bareja

Wojciech Jachna, one of the busiest trumpet players of the Polish scene, has brought to life another project: Wojciech Jachna Squad, which has just debuted with the album Elements. Where did the idea for the next band come from? “In the new project, I am responsible for its activity and make all key decisions. I am also a composer, which does not mean that I do not use the talents of my colleagues, they are huge,” says Wojciech Jachna.

The new line-up is a continuation of the Jachna / Cichocki / Urowski / Krawczyk quartet, which released the album The Right Moment in 2015. The group of musicians was complemented by guitarist Marek Malinowski. The personal configuration with Elements impresses with its harmoniousness, creative spirit and original solutions. Contrary to appearances, the trumpet does not dominate the album. “The musicians from this line-up are great improvisers and composers. I eagerly used their songs, which in my opinion are unique - I would not have written them myself. All the material we had was, however, subjected to a rigorous selection - the album Elements, despite the clear differentiation, was supposed to be a coherent album,” adds the trumpeter.

Plurality in unity is key in this case. The Elements grows out of jazz, but classic jazz themes in many places - thanks to ingeniously used electronics and dynamic guitar parts - are clearly budding towards other styles. Maturity is also visible in preserving golden proportions between the hard regime of composed and closed forms and improvisation. “The title loosely but accurately reflects the nature of the publishing house. Our music consists of many different elements. A kind of musical puzzles were created, which, however, are proof of the crystallization of one’s own style. This is the most important thing for me, although I am aware that it is a process that will not end on one album ,”concludes Jachna.

NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.