‘Wacław Zimpel and Kuba Ziołek, two of Poland’s finest underground musicians, create an extraordinary space where jazz and folk collide.’ The Quietus
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EFG London Jazz Festival & Luminate are proud to present Wacław Zimpel and Jakub Ziołek, two of the most celebrated and prolific Polish artists of the younger generation. Their output consist of many albums recorded mostly in collaboration with other artists and with special projects, exploring jazz, post-minimalism, folk traditions and psychedelia. Zimpel and Ziołek’s combined efforts have been captured on a self-titled album for Instant Classic. It’s an oneiric fusion of genres fusing lush psychedelic music of electronic and acoustic origins. The album was second in The Quietus‘ Albums Of The Year 2017 list.
Jakub Ziołek is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. He is a member of numerous bands: Stara Rzeka, Alameda, T’ien Lai, Innercity Ensemble and Kapital. Ziołek, born in 1985, he remains one of the most active Polish alternative musicians. His musical influences range from primitivist folk music from various parts of the world to modern electronic music. He collaborated with such musicians as Richard Pinhas, Mauricio Takara and Tajik folk band Samo. In January 2016, Ziołek received the Polityka Passport Award in popular music category for astonishing diligence, consistency and a unique capacity of combining diverse musical genres.
Wacław Zimpel is one of the most original and unique talents to have emerged from Poland this side of the Millennium. A multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer of rare distinction, music has flowed through and from him since an early age. Inspired as much by jazz as he is by electronics, minimalism and roots music from across the world, Wacław Zimpel doesn’t so much blur boundaries as eradicate them altogether to create a whole new musical language.