Held from June 23-30, the 2023 US edition of the Jazztopad Festival proudly features a series of commissions from the acclaimed Lutosławski Quartet in collaboration with jazz piano luminaries Craig Taborn and Uri Caine, EMMY-winning composer Don Davis and sought-after bassist and composer Michael Bates. Iraqi-American trumpeter and composer Amir ElSaffar will also perform on opening night in a return Jazztopad engagement. Pianist Joanna Duda will present her trio; singer/multi-instrumentalist Maniucha Bikont and bassist Ksawery Wójciński will perform as well. The US edition of Jazztopad has been organized by the National Forum of Music in Wrocław in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Jazztopad satellite events will kick off in three of Brooklyn’s most cherished creative music venues: Shift, National Sawdust and Barbès. On June 26, the festival takes a more intimate form with a series of Concerts in Living Rooms (details soon TBA). In nearby Philadelphia at Solar Myth, one of that historic jazz city’s newest and most exciting venues booked by Mark Christman of Ars Nova Workshop, Philly’s native son Uri Caine will perform. And continuing Jazztopad’s successful and sustained partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, now in its ninth year, the festival will hold events at Dizzy’s Club and Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium as well.

Finally, Jazztopad heads to Vancouver, British Columbia for a Canadian finale featuring Joanna Duda with Ksawery Wójciński and trumpeter JP Carter and drummer Dylan van der Schyff as part of an ongoing collaboration and exchange of artists between Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Jazztopad.

[Source: PCINY press release]