Maciej Sadowski

Double bass player, composer, and session musician. I have extensive experience in all genres of music with a passion for jazz. He is based in Gdansk and gives more than 100 concerts annually on both national and international stages. Readers of Jazz Forum voted him one of the top double bass players in Poland in 2016. He has performed with more than 100 ensembles in Europe over the past 10 years and has contributed to many high-profile projects. Krystyna Durys performed at the largest jazz festival in the world, “Jazz Java Festival”, in Indonesia. As part of I, CULTURE Orchestra, participated in an international collaboration of classical musicians from Eastern and Central Europe. Participated in numerous jazz festivals, including Zgnilosc and Almost Jazz Group, Marcin Gawdzis Quartet, Szymon Kulakowski Quintet. Sekstans, Leszek Kulkowski Big Band, Maciej Sikala Trio, Durys Band. Marcin Gawdzis and Dominik Bukowski, Szymon Luksi, and Tomasz Swinski collaborated on the recording of Shadows of Autumn 2013. This album was nominated to receive the Fryderyk Award. His professional experience is supported by a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Studies as well as a Master’s degree in Jazz and Stage Music from Moniuszko Music Academy, Gdansk. This technical background allows him to perform in a wide range of music genres, including jazz, classical pop, folk and ethnic. Maciej works to improve his compositional skills by creating works across many genres. It is worth mentioning that Maciej is a graduate of Jan A.P.’s film music composition workshops. Kaczmarek. Maciej currently runs two unique projects: Maciej Sadowski Kudrat and LowBow. The first is an unusual jazz quartet that includes drumms (Tomasz Kper), double bass(Maciej Sadowski), trumpet, saxophone and trumpet (Michal Jan Ziesielski). A lack of a harmonic instrument is an uncommon feature in jazz music. This project also features the use of electronic devices to process classical acoustic instruments sounds. The band, despite its modern sound, is still true to the history of the genre using simple forms. This is far away from the current jazz trend. LowBow is a project that falls within a continuum of genres, including classical, contemporary chamber music and improvisation. This innovative solution is the instrumentarium. The music was composed for two cellos, two double basses, and is likely the first of its kind in the world. These tracks are beautiful – they’re a little dark but warm and full of emotion. Maciej is also a composer of film music and actively participates in ensembles such as Zgnilosc.

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