Baku Jazz Center PRESENTS

"It all began in Poland" Grzegorz Karnas Group
September 15, 2009
Grzegorz Karnas
Grzegorz Karnas. Born in 1972 in Upper Silesia, Poland, to a family devoid of musical traditions.

Finished one year of classical guitar at the secondary music school in Rybnik. Graduate of the Jazz Institute of the Academy of Music in Katowice, considered prestigious in Poland.
Karnas has worked with top-line younger artists of Poland's jazz scene as well as its legends. In 1998, he was awarded first prize at the International Jazz Vocalists' Meeting in Zamość (Poland). The following year, his debut album "Reinkarnasja" (Nottwo 2000) was released and put Karnas on the road touring throughout the main clubs and festivals in Poland and Slovakia (International Jazz Pianists' Festival in Kalisz, Bratislava Jazz Days). Summer of 2004 saw the premiere of Grzegorz Karnas' self-produced solo project "Sny-Dreams of a Ninth Floor" (DeBies 2004) promotion of which took place with a series of over 30 club and festival concerts in Poland (Warsaw Summer Jazz Days), Slovakia and Czech Republic (Prague Jazz Open, Jazz Goes To Town in Hradec Kralove , International Jazz Festival in Kosice), Germany, Romania (Sibu Jazz Festival) and many others. A new album “Ballads for the End of the World” featuring brilliant Silesian cello player Adam Oleś was released in April 2006. Promotions of both projects continued in 2007.

Grzegorz Karnas
Also in 2006 Karnas was awarded first prize at Young Jazz Singers Competition Brussels. In august 2007 he was a winner of CREST JAZZ VOCAL competition in southern France. He is the artistic director of International Jazz Competition for Singing Musicians “Voicingers”. As a consequence Karnas got himself touring in clubs and festivals in such countries as Portugal, France, Germany, Norway, Moldavia, Belgium, Great Britain etc.


Grzegorz Karnas

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Welcome to Baku Jazz Center

Baku Jazz Center has been created for development and support of jazz culture in Azerbaijan.

Only in Baku Jazz Center you will completely plunge into exciting atmosphere of jazz improvisations.

You can listen to famous jazz musicians and get acquainted with the young performers working in different jazz styles.

Professional the sound equipment - will allow you to receive unforgettable pleasure from music.

Viewing on the big screen of high-quality DVD - jazz concerts and movies.

Our restaurant offers you absolutely new menu of the European cuisine. Professional service and qualified personnel will create for you cozy, easy and friendly atmosphere.

The spacious and beautiful banquet-room decorated in modern style allows you to conduct the banquets, corporate parties and presentations.

If you wish to have a rest, lead well pleasant evening, to take pleasure in the veritable jazz - Baku Jazz Center waits for you

Every evening from 9.00 pm – live concerts:

Tuesday
Baku Jazz Band: Zaur Mirzoyev (tenor and alt sax), Azad Gurbanov (trumpet), Dayanet Mammadov (trombone), Afgan Rasulov (piano), Saleh Mammadov (bass) and Tofig Jabbarov (percussion)

Wednesday
Jazz Trio: Salman Gambarov (piano), Ruslan Huseynov (double bass and bass) and Ramin Sultanov (drums)

Thursday
Rain Sultanov's quartet: Rain Sultanov (sax), Elchin Shirinov (piano), Ruslan Huseynov (double bass and bass) and Ramin Sultanov (drums)

Friday
Ulviyya Ragimova
Accompaniment: Isfar Sarabskiy (piano), Ruslan Huseynov (double bass and bass), Elchin Huseynli (sax), Tofig Jabbarov (percussion) and Ramin Sultanov (drums)

Saturday
Aysel Guliyeva.
Accompaniment: Emil Mammadov (piano), Ruslan Huseynov (double bass) and Vagif Aliyev (drums)

Sunday
Jazz quartet: Elchin Shirinov (piano), Timur Bulatov (trumpet), Ruslan Huseynov (double bass) and Vagif Aliyev (drums)

Monday
Viewing on the big screen of high-quality DVD - jazz concerts and movies. Beginning at 9.00 pm