Andrzej Święs is a highly accomplished musician, bass player, and composer, who has dedicated his life to the art of music. He possesses a vast array of skills, honed through years of rigorous training and practice. He received his Master's degree from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan in 2005 and the Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in 2008. These institutions are renowned for their outstanding music programs and have produced many of the most talented musicians in the country.
His debut on the jazz scene was in 2004 with Pawel Tomaszewski Trio at Cracow's Jazz Junior competition, where he earned a Second Prize. This early recognition was just the beginning of a highly successful career that has seen him win numerous accolades and awards. He was awarded, for example, the First Prize with Pawel Tomaszewski Trio at Jazz Juniors Festival (Cracow 2005) and Bielska Zadymka Jazz Festival (Bielsko – Biala 2006), Grand Prix "Jazz nad Odra" Festival with group Soundcheck (2005) and also Individual Distinction at the same festival (Wroclaw 2008). These achievements are a testament to his talent and dedication to his craft.
Throughout his career, Andrzej has had the opportunity to perform with a diverse array of musicians, including internationally renowned artists such as Stewart Copeland, Jules Buckley, Greg Osby, Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Randy Brecker, Jan "Ptaszyn" Wróblewski, Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Adam Pierończyk, Grzegorz Nagórski, Maciej Sikała, Joachim Mencel, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Kuba Stankiewicz, Judy Bady, Jacek Kochan, Dominik Wania, Marek Napiórkowski, Kuba Więcek, Clarence Penn, Manuel Valera, Kasia Pietrzko Trio, Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet, Marita Alban Juarez, Krzysztof Dys, Adam Bałdych. These collaborations have allowed him to gain a wealth of experience and have been instrumental in shaping his unique style and sound.
In addition to performing in jazz clubs and major venues throughout Poland, Andrzej has also performed on international stages in countries such as Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Hungary, U.S.A., Morocco, Russia, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Bulgaria. These performances have given him the opportunity to showcase his talent to a wider audience and have helped to establish his reputation as a world-class musician.
Andrzej Święs has recorded over fifty albums as a sideman, most of which have been nominated for Poland's Fryderyk award (Polish Grammy). These nominations are a testament to the high caliber of his work and the recognition it has received from his peers. He continues to push the boundaries of his art, always striving for excellence and constantly seeking new challenges and opportunities to grow as a musician.