Paweł A. Nowak

Polish accordionist, bandonion player, teacher, composer, arranger and accordion collector. The originator and co-founder of the Accordion Museum in Poland in Kościerzyna, owner of the collection of more than 330 accordions and free reed instruments. Organizer of the International Accordion Festival in Sulęczyno in Kashubia, which has been taking place since 2003. He gives concerts in Poland and Europe. He performs solo, with orchestras and ensembles such as: Cuarteto Re!Tango, Klezmoret, L’Aperitif, Aerophonic and Almost Jazz Group. Since 2009, he has been cooperating with Dorota Lulka, creating together with her the project “Piaf po polsku”, valued all over Poland. He recorded a lot of cd albums. He specializes in tango, jazz and – characteristic of accordion – French musette style. In November 2016, he was awarded the medal of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage “Meritorious for Polish Culture”.

Mikołaj Kostka

A violin aficionado and an aesthete. An experimenter balancing between virtuoso audacity and ascetic minimalism in music, at times bordering on silence.

Currently a student at Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. A co-founder of Raczkowski/Kostka Duo and the leader of Follow Dices, an ensemble that won an award at the XIII Hanza Jazz Festival and received accolades at the Blue Note Poznań Competition 2017. He recorded in 2018 two CD records : Raczkowski/Kostka Duo – „Duo” and Follow Dices – „Eternal Colors” in small, independent label SJ Records, both of them received critical acclaim and were played on the biggest polish Jazz Festivals such as: Warsaw Summer Jazz Days in Warsaw, Jazz Jantar in Gdańsk, Letnia Akademia Jazzu in Łódź and the others.

He played solo concerts in Sweden and France, in Latvia with project Koncert Niepodległości, toured in Portugal with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Częstochowa and in Spain, in Granada, took part in one of the biggest tango festival with the band Tango Polacco. He was a member of the project Eight Works against Poverty and Racism for Jazz Symphonic Orchestra in Graz in Austria.

Maciej Obara said about him: ‘Without doubt Mikołaj Kostka displays exceptional talent for composition. His strengths are touching musicality and beautiful sound. Enchanting in his music, he does not shy away from the abstract in his renditions. A versatile artist’.

Maciej Sadowski

Double bass player, composer, producer and session musician, regularly records for Warner Music Group, Universal Music, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. He was recognized as the Musician of the Year 2019 by Adam Baruch on the “Polish Jazz” platform.

In October 2021, he released his solo debut album “I Have Absolutely Nothing to Say, so Listen” at the New York label “Rhodium Publishing”.

In addition to his original projects (LowBow, Maciej Sadowski Kwadrat, Gdansk Necropolitan Orchestra), Maciej composes film music, runs Eastrings Records label and the Eastrings Recording Studio, and is actively involved in the following bands: Glowworm (USA), BPMoore (UK), Tymon Tymański, Ńoko, Bizarre Penguin, Dead Vistula, Zgniłość & Marcin Świetlicki, Illusions, Kornet Olemana, Klezmoret, or Almost Jazz Group.

Patryk Zakrzewski

Multi-percussionist, session musician, a graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice. He collaborated with many artists of the Polish and foreign music scene, including Andrzej Piaseczny, Natasza Urbańska, Adam Sztaba, Marcin Urban, Paweł Tomaszewski. He accompanied in the TV shows Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Don’t forget the Lyrics!, and KFPP in Opole.

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