An Evening with a Star

An Evening with a Star
Saturday, 28 August, 6 pm, CKK Jordanki
Tickets: 59/49 PLN (BUY TICKET)

Natalia Kukulska – voice
Michał Dąbrówka – percussion, xylophone
Atom String Quartet

This exceptional fusion of electronic music and a violin quartet will be presented by Natalia Kukulska with one of the most interesting jazz violin quartets in the world, Atom String Quartet, and one of Poland's top drummers, Michał Dąbrówka. The members of the quartet have arranged the pieces from Kukulska's last album in a distinctly captivating way. They have replaced the typical electronic sounds and arpeggiators with bow instruments. The result of this unconventional approach will be presented at their acoustic concert in Toruń. Michał Dąbrówka, who co-composed the songs, will play the accompaniment part: percussion and xylophone. Other pieces from other albums of the singer and the quartet will also be played.

Natalia Kukulska is one of the most renowned and appreciated Polish singers. Her rich artistic output has brought her many prizes and 11 nominations to the Fryderyk Prize. The list of her solo albums speaks for itself: “Ósmy plan” (2015) „CoMix” (2010), „Sexi Flexi” (2007), „Natalia Kukulska” (2003), „Tobie” (2001), „Autoportret” (1999), „Puls” (1997), „Światło” (1996 ).

The Atom String Quartet have played at Europe's greatest music festivals such as Berliner Jazztage, Jazz Baltica, Leipziger Jazztage, Festival Veranos de la Villa Madrid, Jazz Jamboree, Ethno Jazz Festival, and Solidarity of Arts. 2011 saw their album "Fade In", which won the Fryderyk Prize for the Debut Jazz Album of the Year. The readers of the "Jazz Forum" magazine nominated the quartet as the best acoustic band of the year. The musicians: Dawid Lubowicz and Mateusz Smoczyński (violins), Michał Zaborski (viola), and Krzysztof Lenczowski (cello).

Michał Dąbrówka is one of the best and most renowned Polish drummers. A sought-after session musician, he has played on more than a hundred albums by the top Polish artists and performed in a number of concerts. In his latest productions, he prepared the keyboard parts and arrangements. Recently, he has been using other percussion instruments such as xylophone and electronic drums.

Main Sponsor: Gmina Miasta Toruń
The Festival is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Sponsors: Nova Trading S.A., Fabryka Cukiernicza Kopernik S.A, EDF Toruń, Targi Toruńskie sp. z o.o.
Co-organisation: Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie

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