ABOUT

Polish saxophonist and producer Sylwester Ostrowski is a versatile man. With music described as ‘Bop for the streets’ by the renowned jazz writer George W Harris (JazzWeekly), his music is deeply rooted in the American tradition but flirts with contemporary influence whenever it gets the chance.

Currently leading The Jazz Brigade, founded with longtime friend and star soloist Freddie Hendrix, Ostrowski showcases a wide range of international talents that you may not have heard of yet; Polish guitar prodigy Jakub ‘Mizer’ Mizeracki, for example, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet (Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers), or Japanese Grammy-nominee Miki Hayama on piano, just to name a few.

Examples of his achievements are ample; from his 2016 album with singer Deborah Browne and the well-received release Jammin’ with KC which featured an impressive, international lineup and a number of rising stars on the Polish jazz firmament to his Szczecin Jazz festivals where he featured stars such as Kenny Garrett and Erykah Badu. Other collaborations include Darius Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis and Keyon Harrold. In short, there is a lot to say about Ostrowski, but perhaps the best way to truly understand him is to experience a show. Going by his personal motto, Jazz Comes To You, you’ll get a chance very, very soon