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Kuba Stankiewicz

KUBA STANKIEWICZ made his professional debut with the Jan "Ptaszyn" Wróblewski group and the Zbigniew Namyslowski ensemble (1985 - 1987) with whom he recorded two albums: Open and Song of Innocence and performed in the USA and Mexico. From 1987 until 1990 he studied at Berklee College of Music (diploma in piano performance) and toured across the USA with "The Artie Shaw Orchestra". He was a recipient of the "Oscar Peterson Award" and semi-finalist of "The Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition" in Washington, DC. After coming back to Poland he led his own quartet. His album Northern Song was voted the best Polish jazz recording in 1993 by "Jazz Forum" magazine. Also his two albums of "Traveling Birds Quintet" (with Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz, Piotr Baron, Piotr Wojtasik and Cezary Konrad) were well received by critics. Kuba Stankiewicz played with Art Farmer (CD Art in Wroclaw), Scott Hamilton, Sheila Jordan and Harvie Swartz among others. He is a member of the international group Central European Jazz Connection. Kuba Stankiewicz is teaching a piano class at the Jazz Department of the University of Zielona Gora (Poland). He is also an Apple Certified Logic Pro 8 trainer. In May 2009 he received a doctorate/Ph.D. title at the Academy of Music in Wroclaw (Poland).

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