Activity 01ConcertActivity 09Festival

Jazz Bez_Drogobych_ 3 December

Concert-Presentation with Students and Teachers of the “Lviv School of Jazz and Contemporary Music” (UKR)


Lviv School of Jazz and Contemporary Music is a project for musicians and those who want to become musician, who has been actively popularizing Lviv jazz culture both in Ukraine and abroad for the past three years. A project for beginners and professionals without age restrictions and stylistic frameworks. For all those who want to learn how to musically and understand the musical culture, become part of it and share it with others. Here are the musicians of the new generation who have studied at the best jazz musicians in Europe. On the basis of the acquired knowledge and experience, they built a learning process based on the kind of community of music schools “Bednarska”, and modern teaching methods allow the student to reach the required level in a short period of time to reach the big stage and feel free in the common space of improvisations with other musicians. During his work, the School has established contact and continues to collaborate with well-known jazz musicians and lecturers from around the world, including Michael Bowie, Frank Parker, Janusz Szrom, Bogdan Hołownia, Mark Bernstein, Grzegorz Karnas, David Friesen, Hans Peter Salentin, Zbigniew Wrombel, Piotr Wrombel , Krzysztof Szmajda and others.


Debbie Cameron Project (DNK- UKR- POL)  

Debbie Cameron – vocal
Mariusz Prasniewski – bass
Igor Hnydyn – drums
Anastasija Litvinyuk – piano
Bogdan Gumeniuk – sax

The joint project of legendary jazz singer – Debbie Cameron and the best jazz musiciants from Ukraine and Poland. The musiciants already had a sucsessfull tour in Ukraine and returned to create again during the festival «Jazz Bez».

 Debbie Cameron is a vocalist whose performance and interpretation are full of true musical understanding. She began her music career in Miami like a student of musiciants which created a band called Weather Report. After moving to Denmark in 1980, Debbie began working on the legendary jazz scene – Montmartre JazzHouse. There she performed with such performers as Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon, and perfected the art of giving words to songs of their true emotional essence.                                                                                                                                         Igor Gnydyn – one of the best Ukrainian jazz drummers, co-founder of ShockolaD ethnic-jazz band, «Jazz Club Lviv», «Summer Jazz School» and «Lviv School of Jazz and Contemporary Music». Studied on «Gaude Polonia» scholarship with Anjei Jagodzinsky and Cheslaw Bartkowsky. Ukrainian coordinator of famous jazz workshops «Cho-Jazz» in Poland. In 2010 was among eight scholars of Kennedy Center, who were chosen between numerous musicians from 59 countries. Winner of V-Drums European drummer competition. Has performed with such jazz player, as: Melvin Taylor, Michael Bowie, Frank Parker, Piotr Baron, Michal Jaros, Tomasz Dabrowski, Sheldon D’Silva, Mark Coffie… Participant of various Polish-Ukrainian and international music projects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anastasija Litviniuk – jazz pianist, co-founder of ShockolaD enthnic-jazz band. Has studied on «Gaude Polonia» scholarship with Andrzej Jagodziński. Together with Igor Gnydyn created Lviv Jazz Community. Since February 2009 has being co-founder of «Jazz Club Lviv». He organizes a lot of jazz workshops, especially «Lviv School of Jazz and Contemporary Music». Is coordinator of famous Polish jazz workshops«Cho-Jazz». The couple performs together and takes part in numerous Polish-Ukrainian music projects                                                                                              Mariusz Praśniewski – graduated from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Odense, Northen of Denemark. Firstly began playing piano and later decided to play double bass. He istouring with concerts with such famous musicians, as: Joao Nascimento з Бразилії, Anders Mogensen, Francesc Cigna. Is participant of international projects: Entropy, Suburbia Surreal, Purple Noise,Orlando.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bohdan Gumenyuk is a saxophonist, composer and arranger, one of the new generation musicians. He collaborated with many Ukrainian musicians, such as Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, Jamal, Mad Heads XL, Tina Karol and many others. He has participated in many Ukrainian and European festivals, Jazz in Kyiv, Jazz Jamboree, Jazz Koktebel. He is also a laureate of international jazz competitions and scholarship programs. Recorded his debut album in New York










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