23 February 2017 – 7:30 pm at Guru Nanak Bhavan, Vasanth Nagar
24 February 2017 – 8:00 pm at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield
25 February 2017 – 7:00 pm at Aruna Sunderlal Auditorium, R.T. Nagar
26 February 2017 – 8:00 pm at Take Five Bar, Indiranagar
Hefi Jazz Quartet
Leszek Hefi Wiśniowski – flutes, saxophones
Dominik Wania – piano
Bartek Staromiejski – drums
Maciej Adamczak – double bass
The Polish Institute is delighted to collaborate with the Bangalore School of Music in bringing the super-talented Hefi Quartet to perform four concerts in Bengaluru.
The Hefi Quartet was founded by saxophonist and flutist Leszek Hefi Wiśniowski, interpreting jazz in its most modern form, encompassing a dynamic and explosive mixture of sounds, and drawing from the best patterns of jazz in combination with traditional Polish folk music. The band members are alumni of the Academy of Music in Katowice and Kraków; they have collaborated with musicians from Bengaluru in the past, and in particular with Giridhar Udupa, who featured on their album Lechoechoplexita, as well as with Pramath Kiran, who they partnered with on their album Kinetics. The Hefi Quartet comprises of Leszek Hefi Wiśniowski on the saxophone and flutes, Dominik Wania on the piano, Maciej Adamczak on the double bass, and Bartek Staromiejski on the drums.
The East West Music & Dance Encounter, now in its fifteenth edition, was initiated in 1990 with an organizing committee comprising of experts from both the Indian and Western classical music and dance scenes, with the aim of bridging distances between both through performances and workshops conducted by Indian and world-renowned artists. The Hefi Quartet will provide a typically Polish jazz experience cementing Poland’s position as a world-leader in the genre.