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grzegorz karnas


encyclopedic perspecive
Singer born in Upper Silesia, Poland, to a family devoid of musical traditions.
Karnas has worked with Poland's jazz legends as well as top-line artists of Europe's jazz scene. In 2006 and 2007 he was awarded Grand Prix of jazz vocal competitions in Bruxelles and Crest, France. His being noticed by juries, journalists and audiences gave way to his band's touring in many corners of the world just to mention France, Germany, Norway, Ukraine, Great Britain, Romania, Moldova, Belgium, Morocco, Denmark, Hungary, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Vietnam or China including appearances at major jazz events such as London Jazz Festival. Since 2008 Karnas has been the spiritus movens of Intercultural Gathering for Creativity, Expression and Music "Voicingers" - an event contributing to both promotion of jazz singers at the very beginning of their international careers as well as music education for nonprofessionals. His album under the title "KARNAS" was released in 2011 by a Slovak label Hevhetia and his live performances from Budapest became succesful releases under a Hungarian label BMC Records as AUDIO BEADS (2012) and VANGA (2014) making Karnas a distinctive element of European jazz scene.

perspective alternative
Born in Wodzisław Śląski. Registered place of residence since he was three: erstwhile coal-mining town of Żory, in an apartment building overlooking two power stations, three to five mines and several mounds of rubble, with a view of forests and mountains on the southern horizon. Unrealised Roman, English and Arabic philologist, graduate of the Jazz Institute at the Katowice Academy of Music - considered prestigious in Eastern Europe. Winner of awards at various jazz competitions, music producer . Performing record includes appearances at numerous clubs and concert venues throughout Europe (including Poland), Asia and Africa. Lover of free expression, observer of the nature of extremes of every type. A silent analyst of their consequences...