BIO

Andrzej Święs, musician, bass player, composer, studied and received his Master's Degree at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan (2005), as well as at the Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (2008).

 

His debut on the jazz scene was in 2004 with Pawel Tomaszewski Trio at Cracow's Jazz Junior competition (IInd Prize). He was awarded e.g.: Ist 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).

He has performed with a wide range of musicians, including a number of 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.

Besides playing in jazz clubs and major venues throught Poland, he has performed in: Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Hungary, U.S.A., Marocco, Russia, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Bulgaria.

Andrzej Święs has recorded over fifty albums as a sideman, most of them has been nominated for Poland's Fryderyk award (Polish Grammy).