All Souls Jazz & Chopin Theatre will celebrate the life and music of extraordinary jazz musician Michal Urbaniak. The evening will begin with a 7pm reception followed by 8pm biographical film about his life, “New Yorker by Choice” – dir. Wieslaw Dabrowski.
After the screening (approx 9pm), Michal Urbaniak will talk about the special moments in his life and career intermixed
with live music performed by him and his special musical guests.
Biography (www.urbaniak.com) – Michal Urbaniak is one of the biggest jazz stars. Violinist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, developer of young talents. Since 1973 has lived in New York. Michal Urbaniak became a world famous jazz star after he recorded the “TUTU” album with the biggest – Miles Davis. Many times he has received and given many invitations to co-perform with such famous jazz masters like: Quincy Jones, Billy Cobham, Stephane Grappelli, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Garrett, George Benson , Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, Toots Thielmans, Kenny Kirkland, Larry Coryell, Lennie White, Alphonze Mouzon. He is a creator , leader, composer and arranger of his own projects: “Jazz Legends”, “Fusion”, “Urbanator”, “UrbSymphony”. Michal Urbaniak has performed several times at Carnegie Hall and at many famous world and NY jazz clubs like Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Sweet Basil. He has received awards, has been a winner of numerous foreign plebiscites and in 1992 his name appeared in first place in the prestigious “Down Beat” jazz magazine in 5 categories among the biggest jazz stars. He has recorded over 60 albums.