• Seifert Mementoes Donated to Polish Jazz Archive

    2014-02-18

    Hundreds of unique documents, including posters, photos and Zbigniew Seifert’s autographs will enrich the Polish Jazz Archive, which is part of the National Library of Poland. Collected by the eminent jazz composer-violinist’s sister, these treasures will be handed over to the National Library in July 2014.

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  • Mirrors. Tribute to Zbigniew Seifert

    2013-11-02

    The great promise of the world’s jazz violin music and the most widely recognised Polish jazzman of the young generation. The violinist Adam Bałdych and the pianist Piotr Orzechowski ‘Pianohooligan’ have payed their homage to Zbigniew Seifert, the legend of the jazz violin.

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  • International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violinists Competition

    2013-04-22

    We heartily invite all violinists who play improvised music to take part in the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violinists Competition, to be held in Cracow on 16th-19th July 2014.

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Tomasz Stańko about Zbigniew Seifert

2014-02-14

He was first of all an outstanding violinist. Nobody plays like he did, even today with Coltrane’s technique of fourths, unlike any violin technique. (…).

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Urszula Dudziak about Zbigniew Seifert

2013-11-05

Zbyszek amazed us musicians. Our jaws dropped when we heard what he came up with. 

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Richie Beirach about Zbigniew Seifert

2013-04-22

Zbiggy was an angel who happened to land in Poland and chose the violin as a way to inspire, elevate, enchant and deliver a powerful message of passion for life.

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Janusz M. Stefański about Zbigniew Seifert

2013-04-22

Who was he to me? He was a brilliant musician!

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Glen Moore about Zbigniew Seifert

2013-04-22

I first heard Zbiggy on a cassette that Jeremy Steig made in Berlin in 1969.  He was playing a solo on Autumn Leaves.

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Dave Liebman

2013-04-22

My brother Richie Beirach knew Zbiggy personally, which makes his comments all the more touching.

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Zbigniew Seifert

2012-08-31

Zbigniew Seifert (1946-1979) was a unique figure in the world of Polish jazz. Though he did not even live to be thirty-three and his musical output is modest, its artistic value still compels admiration and has a distinct impact on young artists. Joachim Ernst Berendt once said: Zbigniew Seifert (...) was one of those musicians thanks to whom so much good is now said in the world about Polish jazz.

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The Idea

Zbigniew Seifert (1946-1979) was one of the most eminent Polish jazz musicians and a man of incredible musical talent. His untimely death did not let him fully develop his musical abilities and interrupted a promising worldwide career.

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Prizes

10.000 EUR – 1st prize, a statuette and participation in the final concert of winners

5.000 EUR – 2nd prize, a statuette and participation in the final concert of winners

2.000 EUR – 3rd prize, a statuette and participation in the final concert of winners

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Regulations

Regulations of the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, Cracow, July 16-19, 2014.

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Regulations

Regulations of the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, Cracow, July 16-19, 2014.

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