November 14th, 2023 10pm Stage 2
Mino Cinelu & Surreal Players feat. Agata Kulis
Mino Cinelu & Surreal Players is a group of musicians who create original compositions that combine various genres such as jazz, folk, experimental, and illustrative music in an unconventional but expressive way. The music they create features melodic themes, jazz improvisations, percussive grooves, and diverse tones and sounds that blend into a cohesive and expressive whole.
Mino Cinelu is a Grammy award-winning percussionist, composer, and producer known for his dynamic and innovative approach to music. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Miles Davis, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, and Stevie Wonder.
Cinelu was born in Saint-Cloud, France and began playing drums at a young age. He later expanded his musical abilities to include a wide range of percussion instruments, including congas, bongos, and djembe. In the 1970s, he moved to the United States and became a sought-after session musician, working on countless recordings and tours.
In addition to his work as a percussionist, Cinelu is also an accomplished composer and producer. He has released several solo albums and collaborated on numerous projects, blending elements of jazz, world music, and electronic music. His music has been featured in films, television shows, and commercials, earning him critical acclaim and a loyal following of fans.
Cinelu's musical achievements include a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, for his work on Carlos Santana's "Supernatural" album. He has also received numerous other accolades for his contributions to the music industry.
Surreal Players, a duo formed by Magda Pluta, an improvising cellist, and Krystian Jaworz, a jazz pianist, offers an enticing concert experience with their unique blend of musical styles. Their original compositions seamlessly combine elements of jazz, folk, illustrative music, classical, and experimental genres. Surreal Players have already established themselves as independent artists with notable achievements, including recordings for Polish Radio and the prestigious New York label, TZADIK. They have collaborated with acclaimed musicians representing diverse musical genres such as Mino Cinelu, Zbigniew Preisner, Pudelsi, Bester Quartet, Max Klezmer Band, and Samech. The duo has graced the stages of renowned festivals worldwide, including Palm Jazz Gliwice, TZADIK Poznań Festival, Klezmore Festival Vienna, Stanser Musiktage - Stans Swiss, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Bremer Klezmerfest, Festival of Jewish Culture in Paris, Internationaler Hansetag Rostock, and Festival of Three Cultures in Włodawa. Surreal Players have captivated audiences in Poland, the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Prepare to be enchanted by the captivating performances of Surreal Players, where their diverse musical influences converge into a truly unique and mesmerizing musical journey.
Agata Kulis active Singer, songwriter and music author who expanded her experience as a scholarship holder of Barklee College of Music in Boston. Winner of, among others: European Scholarship/Berklee College of Music (2013), Berklee International Grant (2014) and Radio Rampa Listeners' Awards in New York (2015). Her debut album Come a Little Closer is a combination of classic smooth jazz and R&B sounds. Agata is also passionate about helping young students in their vocal development and shaping their musical path.
Leah Hinton. NYC - based Jazz Soul artist Leah Hinton, Berklee College of music graduate and 2018 Jazz Act of the Year nominee for the New England Music Awards has been performing along the East Coast, teaching music, writing and has collaborated with artists such as Valerie Simpson, Peter Collins, Binky Griptite, J.C. Hopkins and his Biggish Band, Tom Browne and Yoron Israel.