Kasia Stankowska

- a new quality in jazz...

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Katarzyna or among friends Kasia Stankowska belongs to the strict elite of the Polish jazzmen. She has been born in Wroclaw; in time of her studies in the music high school she was the "pianist only...". Just after than, studying in Academy, she begun more seriously dealt with jazz. Kasia comes from a family that was being very close to music from generations. Despite many successes and her stable position in the Jazz World she persistently polishes her artistic skills.

 

However Kasia is most firmly connected to the jazz society of her home-city, various artistic contacts, conjoined concerts with the leading Polish jazzmen, courses and workshops caused she is as well well-known in Gdansk and Cracow, as in Warsaw and Katowice...

 

Her interests toward improvisation and jazz music started within college period. Actually seen, the first awards came truly early. Kasia took part in many jazz competitions firstly as a competitor, after then more and more often as a member of the Jury. She took part in many serious jazz festivals and other happenings in Poland as well as abroad: in Germany (Hanover, Berlin), in Great Britain (London) and in France (Paris).

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Kasia Stankowska regularly guides jazz courses and workshops; in her opinion to work on improvisation should for truly ambitious musician be as important thing as to work on the instrumental technique or even more...

 

In addition, this is so because improvisation ORGANIZES the general musical skills much more severely than any other kind of the musical activity. Improvisation more deeply needs in the creative approach to any aspect of the music making: to sound itself, to the phrasing and rhythm. Displaying this problem in another way to all these elements one might need to fortunately shape the musical Form, indeed...

Improvisation factually activates hearing, makes the fantasy VIVID, and improves the understanding of a FORM.

 

 

Do we may forget that Bach, as well as Chopin and Liszt practically have used to improvise in their everyday musical practice in the concert practice, too...?

 

 

Olsztyn 2006; from the left Michał Kozłowski, Julia Kociuban, Katarzyna Stankowska and Paweł Wakarecy.

 

 

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