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Konrad Wiszniewski

Saxophonist/Composer

 

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Konrad Wiszniewski

 

Award winning saxophonist and composer Wiszniewski has been wowing audiences across the world for the last 20 years. A recipient of a Parliamentary Jazz Award and numerous Scottish Jazz Awards have made him a sought after player from some of the countries top names including the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, The BBC Big Band, Brass Jaw, The Brand New Heavies, The RTE Concert Orchestra, Texas, The Colin Steele Quartet,  Martha Reeves and many more.

"A ravishingly beautiful tone " - The Observer

'Firmly in the International class' - The Herald

His joint  project 'New Focus' alongside pianist Euan Stevenson on Whirlwind Recordings was nominated for Scottish Album of the year 2013 and garnered great critical acclaim from the UK press.

 

 

 
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 Tour Dates 2017

 

January

7th    JAZZ BAR QUINTET W/CHRIS GRIEVE, ED KELLY, PAUL KIRBY & JIM DRUMMOND

20th   LORNA REID @ THE JAZZ BAR EDINBURGH 9PM

27th   NEW FOCUS DUO @ ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY, ABERDEEN

27th   NEW FOCUS DUO @ GARIOCH JAZZ CLUB, INVERURIE

28TH   PRIVATE EVENT, ACHNAGAIRN, INVERNESS

30TH   COLIN SCOUGALL BAND @ THE HILTON, GLASGOW

 

FEBRUARY

 

4TH    SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA ALBUM RECORDING @ CASTLESOUND, PENCAITLAND

5TH    SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA ALBUM RECORDING @ CASTLESOUND, PENCAITLAND

9TH    COLIN STEEL QUINTET @ THE BLUE LAMP, ABERDEEN

10TH   COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARDS, DUNDEE

11TH   JAZZ BAR QUINTET W/COLIN STEELE, STU RITCHIE, CALLUM GOURLAY AND BRIAN KELLOCK

12TH   KEN MATHIESON CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA @ CARNEGIE HALL, DUNFERMLINE

12TH   COLIN STEEL QUINTET @ CARNEGIE HALL, DUNFERMLINE

23RD   NEW FOCUS DUO @ STONEHAVEN HOUSE CONCERTS

24RD   SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEAT JOE LOCKE @ THE GARDYNE THEATRE, DUNDEE

25TH   SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEAT JOE LOCKE @ THE QUEENS HALL, EDINBURGH

26TH   SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEAT JOE LOCKE @ RCS, GLASGOW

 

march

 

9th    COLIN SCOUGALL @ CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 7:30PM

15TH   RYAN QUIGLEY BIG BAND WITH CURTIS STIGERS @ THE GARDYNE THEATRE, DUNDEE

16TH   RYAN QUIGLEY BIG BAND WITH CURTIS STIGERS @ THE EDEN COURT, INVERNESS

17TH   RYAN QUIGLEY BIG BAND WITH CURTIS STIGERS @ THE MUSIC HALL, ABERDEEN

17TH   COLIN STEELE QUINTET @ THE BLUE LAMP, ABERDEEN

18TH   NEW FOCUS DUO @ HOSPITALFIELD HOUSE, ARBROATH

19TH   KONRAD WISZNIEWSKI QUARTET WITH BRIA SKONBERG @ THE BLUE LAMP, ABERDEEN

25TH   GRAEME SCOTT SEXTET @ NEW LANARK

30TH   LORNA REID @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

31ST   NEW FOCUS DUO @ BIRNAM ARTS CENTRE

April

 

8TH   NEW FOCUS DUO @ NAIRN JAZZ CLUB

10TH  DEQUORUM SAXOPHONE QUARTET @ CORNHILL HOUSE, BIGGAR

21ST  KEN MATHIESON CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA @ PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE

27TH  LORNA REID QUARTET @ THE QUEENS HALL, EDINBURGH

29TH  JAZZ BAR QUINTET, 9PM, EDINBURGH

 

MAY

2ND - HAFTOR MEDOBOE DUO @ NATIONAL GALLERY, EDINBURGH

7TH - EDINBURGH HOUSE CONCERTS

18TH - GUS STIRRAT BAND @ THE LEMON TREE, ABERDEEN

20TH - NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ SEALL AT SABHAL MOR OSTAIG, ISLE OF SKYE

26TH - NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ THE TOLLBOOTH, STIRLING

 

june

 

2ND - NEW FOCUS DUO @ GLASGOW UNIVERSITY LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

3RD - COLIN SCOUGALL BAND @ THE GEORGIAN HOTEL, COATBRIDGE

10TH - DUKE ELLINGTON SACRED CONCERT @ ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL, GLASGOW

14TH - NEW FOCUS DUO - KEW GARDENS, LONDON

15TH - NEW FOCUS DUO @ BEACON ARTS CENTRE, GREENOCK

17TH - RSNO BIG BAND @ PRESTONFIELD, EDINBURGH

21ST - KEN MATHIESON CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA @ GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL

22ND - GREG FOAT GROUP @ GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL

23RD - SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA @ THE EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL

24TH - SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA PLAY BUDDY RICH @ GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL

25TH - THE FAIRMONT HOTEL, ST ANDREWS

25TH - THE SCOTTISH JAZZ AWARDS @ GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL

 

july

8TH - THE JAZZ BAR QUINTET

9TH - THE FAIRMONT HOTEL, ST ANDREWS

13TH - GRAEME SCOTT SEXTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

14TH - ROSE ROOM ORCHESTRA FANTASTIQUE @ THE EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL SPIEGELTENT

15TH - LORNA REID @ EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL MARDIS GRAS 1-4PM

16TH - SAM WEST @ EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL, THE ROSE THEATRE

17TH - TUTOR ON EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL

18TH - ELIOT MURRAY BIG BAND 2 EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL SPIEGELTENT

19TH - TUTOR ON EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL

19TH - ELIOT MURRAY BIG BAND @ EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL SPIEGELTENT

20TH - TUTOR ON EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL

20TH - KEN MATHIESON CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA @ THE EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL SPIEGELTENT

21ST - TUTOR ON EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL

21ST - THE STORY OF SWING BIG BAND

22ND - THE STORY OF SWING BIG BAND

22ND - NEW FOCUS NONET @ EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL, THE ROSE THEATRE

23RD - ROSE ROOM ORCHESTRA FANTASTIQUE @ THE EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL SPEIGELTENT

27TH - TOM ADAMSON ALBUM LAUNCH @ THE GHILLIE DHU, EDINBURGH

 

AUGUST

2ND - HAFTOR MEDBOE DUO @ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY, EDINBURGH

6TH - THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH EDDI READER @ YSTAD FESTIVAL, SWEDEN

10TH - LORNA REID @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

11TH - MATTHEW HERBERT BAND @ THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE

14TH - COLIN STEEELE QUINTET RADIO 3 JAZZ LINE UP

16TH - NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ RONNIE SCOTTS, SOHO, LONDON

17TH - NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ RONNIE SCOTTS , SOHO, LONDON

18TH - NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ THE CRYPT, LONDON

23RD - NEW FOCUS DUO @ THE EICC, EDINBURGH

24TH - VALERI PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

25TH - VALERI PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

26TH - VALERI PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

27TH - VALERI PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

28TH - VALERI PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

29TH - NEW FOCUS NONET @ THE BBC QUAY SESSIONS

SEPTEMBER

1ST - LADIES CHARITY LUNCH @ TURNBERRY HOTEL

2ND - SWING 2017 @ LINLITHGOW JAZZ CLUB

3RD - WHIGHAMS JAZZ CLUB, EDINBURGH

6TH - SWING 2017 @ DE VINO ENOTECO, EDINBURGH

8TH - BLUE ROSE CODE RADIO 4 SESSION, Broadcasting house, LONDON

17TH - COLIN STEELE QUINTET @ ISLAY JAZZ FESTIVAL

20TH - BLUE ROSE CODE @ THE BBC QUAY SESSIONS

21ST - BLUE ROSE CODE @ ST LUKES, GLASGOW

22ND - THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH MARTIN TAYLOR @ THE EDEN COURT, INVERNESS

23RD - THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH MARTIN TAYLOR @ THE QUEENS HALL, EDINBURGH

24TH - THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH MARTIN TAYLOR @ THE RCS, GLASGOW

27TH - NEW FOCUS DUO AT THE ROYAL BOTANICS, EDINBURGH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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