We would like to introduce a new and  interesting music project of Polish jazzmen gathered around Jarosław Kostka - pianist, arranger and author of the concept. On the wave of success of the album "Chopin Profanum" published in 2010 in tribute to Chopin, the artist searched for new ideas in the musical legacy of Edvard Grieg. When analyzing his work, he turned his attention towards the Norwegian folk music, from which Edward Grieg drew his inspirations - after all, this is the reason why Grieg is called by Polish musicologists the "Chopin of the North".

Confirming timeliness of the adage known to Chopin and Grieg - "The music draws from another existing music," Jarek Kostka reached into "Per Gynt" suite and songs, orchestral pieces and piano by Edvard Grieg. He made a selection, some musical pieces were deliberately shortened and he pulled out of them this "something special", which is required for the impulse to jazz improvisation. And so it was created some musical material which bacame the base for further transformations and sound exploration.


And so it was created some musical material which bacame the base for further transformations and sound exploration. All this is a tribute to the next, great Romantic from the North.
"Nordic Jazz Project" is another, just more mature and creative stage of the author of "Chopin Profanum."
Moderation and lyricism of Grieg deeply moves musical sensitivity in many musicians and opens for them and for the listeners a wide range of artistic experiences.

The band consists of:
Jarek Kostka - piano
Jan Adamczewski - saxophones
Bartek Kucz - bass
Mirek Kaminski - drums


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Edvard Grieg - Solveig's Song / In the Hall of the Mountain King

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Edvard Grieg - Anitra's dance

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Finlandia

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Ievan Polkka

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Jean Sibelius - Valse Triste



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Jarek Kostka - piano, Piotr Max Wiśniewski - bas,
Jan Adamczewski - sax, Waldemar Franczyk - drums