Poland's most remarkable open-air music show of 2016
THE OPEN-AIR AREA OF THE POLISH BALTIC PHILHARMONIC
GDAŃSK, OŁOWIANKA ISLAND, 1 OŁOWIANKA STR.
16 August 2016 8:30 pm
doors open 7:00 pm
early entrance 6:00 pm
ADMISSION FREE outside area closest to stages (golden circle)
golden circle tickets from PLN 80,-
Tickets on sale now @ eventim.pl/jimekplus
and at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic ticket office, Gdańsk, 1 Ołowianka Str. (opening hours: Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Radzimir Dębski (Poland)
The Kenny Garrett Quintet (United States)
Naturally 7 (United States)
Łona, Webber & The Pimps (Poland)
Kaliber 44 (Poland)
Kapela Maliszów (Poland)
Alune Wade Quintet (Senegal, United States, France, Congo, Madagascar)
Written and directed by Krzysztof Materna
Producer: Maciej Partyka
Stage Design: Radek Dębniak
Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes
The 2016 Solidarity of Arts' flagship concert JIMEK+ is set to showcase (for the first and perhaps only time) unique musical collaborations of Poland's premiere Polish hip hop artists in jazz and symphonic settings. Insanely talented young composer and producer Radzimir Dębski, our show's musical director and author of orchestrations, will be conducting one of Europe's best symphonic orchestras, Katowice's NOSPR, and leading the exciting line-up of his guests in a 3-hour-plus show on two stages. The evening will feature a specially prepared version of the "Hip-Hop History Orchestrated by JIMEK", as well as pieces from the JIMEK/MIUOSH/NOSPR 2015 album. We will also most certainly hear Jimek's guests' own material including Grammy Award winner Kenny Garrett's music from his latest album "Do Your Dance”, which premieres in US July 8th 2016.
Apart from the above mentioned artists, in different moments of the evening, Jimek and NOSPR will be joined by Michał Tokaj (piano), Igor Falecki (drums), Tomasz Grzegorski (baritone and tenor sax.), Andrzej Święs (double bass), Jerzy Małek (trumpet), Tomasz Nawrot (drums) and José Manuel Albán Juárez (drums, as well, but all are there for a reason!!!)
If you are new to the festival and are yet to witness the "+" project, TV or in person, please have a look at "Esperanza+", one of most extraordinary jazz evenings in Poland's recent history, voted "Concert of the Year" in Jazz Forum's (Poland's oldest jazz magazine) annual readers' poll and "Jazz Event of the Year" in the JazzPRESS magazine's annual Internet poll.
Swing+, Solidarity of Arts 2015:
We hope to see you this August in Gdańsk at JIMEK+, Solidarity of Arts 2016!