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COMPETITION: Loud Jazz Band to give anniversary concerts
February 13, 2014   
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The Loud Jazz Band, a Polish-Norwegian contemporary jazz group, will give four concerts in February to celebrate their 25th anniversary and to promote their first ever DVD - “From the distance. Live in Warsaw” to be released in March.

The tracks from „From the distance. Live in Warsaw” were recorded on October 7, 2013 at TR Warszawa theater in Warsaw.
Loud Jazz Band was set up in Poland in 1989 by Mirosław „Carlos” Kaczmarczyk, who has also been the leading composer of the band. In 1994, the musician left Poland for Norway, where he started again, this time with other musicians. Since then, the band has been composed of five Poles, three Norwegians and a Bulgarian. So far their biggest success has been the album „4 Ever 2 U” (1994), nominated to the Polish music award Fryderyk in “jazz” category and released by the legendary Mercury Records. Loud Jazz Band is the only Polish music band whose album has been released by this prestigious British record label.

What Loud Jazz Band plays is contemporary jazz. The music composed by Kaczmarczyk is a combination of various music styles which share acoustic sound. What distinguishes tracks composed by „Carlos” is expressive melodies set in a diversified musical background. The source of inspiration for the Polish guitarist is Polish and Norwegian culture as well as the nature and people from both countries. While listening to Loud Jazz Band, you can hear not only classical jazz, but also some free jazz and improvised music. All that, combined with rock dynamics and world music, makes for a unique, recognizable style.

The band features: Mirosław ”Carlos” Kaczmarczyk (guitar), Kristian Edvardsen (bass guitar), Erik Johannessen (trombone), Ivan Makedonov (drums), Wojtek Staroniewicz (saxophone) Piotr Iwicki (synthesizer), Erlend Slettevoll (piano) and Maciej Ostromecki (percussion instruments).
All four gigs will also include guest appearance by one of the biggest young pianists - Paweł Kaczmarczyk of AudioFeeling Band.

The band will give four live concerts on:
- February 20 at 7 p.m. at the Łowicka Culture Center, Łowicka 21 street, Warsaw, www.lowicka.pl
- February 21 at 8.p.m. at the Grodzisk Mazowiecki Culture Center, Spółdzielcza 8 street, Grodzisk Mazowiecki, www.centrumkultury.eu
- February 22 at 7 p.m. at the Izabelin Culture Center, Matejki 21 street, Izabelin, www.izabelin.pl
- February 23 at 8 p.m. at Polskie Radio Program III in the Agnieszka Osiecka Studio, My¶liwiecka 3/5/7/, Warsaw.

We have a double invitation for the Feb. 23 concert to give away.
The first person who will write to voice@warsawvoice.pl and answer the question below will win.

What’s the title of the band’s first album?
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