Anders Mogensen and Hagans / Konarski Quintet in Poland
Hagans / Konarski Quintet is an international jazz project uniting musicians from the USA, Poland, Denmark and Sweden. American trumpeter Tim Hagans has started cooperation with one of the most promising Polish saxophonists of the young generation Marek Konarski and great Danish-Swedish musicians Carl Winther (piano), Johnny Åman (double bass) and legendary Anders Mogensen (drums). Now the band will get on tour in Poland in April, during which it will visit Gorzów Wielkopolski, Warsaw and Cracow.
Anders Mogensen – one of the most sought after musicians on the Danish as well as the international jazz scene. He has been a member of ground-breaking bands such as When Granny Sleeps, Jakob Anderskov Trio, Doky Brothers, Kasper Tranberg Yakuza Zhuffle, Lovedale and Copenhagen Art Ensemble. He is associated professor and head of the jazz department at Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Odense, where he has i.a. tought a new wave of young Polish jazz musicians.
Tim Hagans – renowned jazz trumpeter, arranger, and composer. Nominated for Grammy awards for Best Instrumental Composition for “Box of Cannoli” from The Avatar Sessions (2010 Fuzzy Music); Best Contemporary Jazz CD for “Re-Animation” (2000 Blue Note) and “Animation*Imagination” (1999 Blue Note).
Marek Konarski – Polish saxophonist, composer and improviser. In 2011 he moved to Denmark to study at the Syddansk Musik Konservatorium. The artist has won many international awards, including the title of the Musician of the Year 2015 on the island of Fyn, an award granted by the Danish Union of Jazz Musicians. He is active on the European scene, both as a leader and a member of many projects. His style is influenced by Scandinavian music, Polish folk music and be-bop.
Tim Hagans – trumpet
Marek Konarski (PL) – saxophone
Anders Mogensen (DK) – drums
Carl Winther (DK) – piano
Johnny Åman (SE) – double bass
Hagans / Konarski Quintet
14.04.2018, 7:30 p.m.
Jagiełły 7, Gorzów Wielkopolski
16.04.2018, 8:00 p.m.
Wilcza 46, Warsaw
21.04.2018, 9:30 p.m.
Rynek Główny 28, Cracow
Tickets: 30/40 zł (on the day of the concerts)
During the tour the band will also conduct workshops at The Frederic Chopin State School of Music in Warsaw.
Danish Cultural Institute is partnering the band’s tour in Warsaw