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Konrad Wiszniewski

Saxophonist/Composer

 

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Konrad Wiszniewski

 

Award winning saxophonist and composer Wiszniewski has been performing across the world for the last 20 years. A recipient of a Parliamentary Jazz Award and 2 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.

 

 

 

Tour dates 2018

 

January

22nd  -  New Focus Quartet @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Celtic Connections 7:30pm. support for the Afro Cuban Allstars

25th - Scottish National Jazz Orchestra @ Ronnie Scotts, London 8pm

26th - Scottish National jazz orchestra feat. Joe Locke and Arild Anderson @ Ronnie Scotts, London 8pm

February 

2nd  Blue Rose Code @ The O2 ABC Glasgow, Celtic Connections

3rd  Scottish Equestrian Awards, Aberdeen

5th  Blue Rose Code @ Perth Theatre

14th  Tom Adamson album launch @ the underbelly, hoxton square, London

17th New Focus Duo @ Craiglockhart Church, Edinburgh

23rd SNJO with Makoto ozone performing Peter and the Wolf @ the Caird Hall, Dundee

24th SNJO with Makoto Ozone performing Peter and the Wolf at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh

25th  SNJO with Makoto Ozone performing Peter and the Wolf at the RCS, Glasgow

MARCH

 

2nd  Workshop with pupils at Peebles High school Bigband - postponed

3rd  New Focus with strings @ The Institute, New Lanark Music Society - postponed

11th New Focus Duo @ Dunfermline Music Guild

14th  Rosemary Beaton Art Exhibition and Book  Launch @ No9 George Square, Glasgow

15th  The Menu Food and Drink Awards @ the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

16th  Colin Steele Quintet @ The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Jazz Festival

17th  Colin Steele Quintet, Isle Of Skye

18th  Colin Steele Quintet, Dunoon

19th Renfrewshire schools Jazz workshops

23rd  Spark Organ Trio @ Swing, Glasgow

29th  Spark Organ Trio @ The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

APrIl

 

7TH  Colin Steele Quintet @ Saturday Night Jazz, The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

14th New Focus Quartet @ St James Church, Leith, Edinburgh

20th  The SNJO play Kenny Wheeler and Mary Lou Williams

21st  The SNJO play Kenny Wheeler and Mary Lou Williams @ The Queens Hall, Edinburgh

22nd   The SNJO play Kenny Wheeler and Mary Lou Williams @ The RCS, Glasgow

29th   New Lanark Quintet - Graeme Scott, Andy Sharky, Euan Stevenson, Anthony Bowers (from Corrie!)

30th   Ray Harris and the Fusion Experience @ UNESCO World Jazz Day, The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

may

2nd  Swing 2018 @ Devinos, Edinburgh 7:30pm

11th  jazz orchestra workshop @ Peebles High School

12th  Jazzbar Quintet with Pete Johnstone, Colin Steele, Mark Scobie and Brian Shields

13th  Becc Sanderson Trio, Edinburgh

13th  New Focus Quartet @ Merchants House, Glasgow

18th  New Focus Quartet @ New Lanark Mills

19th  Rose Room @ Hospitalfield House Arbroath

21st  Masterclass @ St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh

24th  New Focus Tribute to Ben Webster @ Playtime, The Outhouse, Edinburgh

25th  The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra @ BBC Big Weekend, Scone Palace, Perth

26th  Blue Rose Code @ BBC Big Weekend, Scone Palace, Perth

27th  New Focus Duo Concert and workshop @ Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness

31st  JazzBar Octet playing the Music of Dave Pell

June

 

2nd  New Focus Duo @ Linlithgow Jazz Club

6th  Colin Steele Trio @ The Rowantree, Edinburgh

7th   Blue Rose Code @ Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

8th   Stephen Henderson Quartet @ The Blue Arrow, Glasgow

10th The Scottish Saxophone Academy - workshop and masterclass, Edinburgh

16th Bearsden Big Band - concert @ Milngavie Town Hall

20th  Roseroom Orchestra Fantastique @ St Lukes, Glasgow Jazz Festival

23rd  Tom MacNiven Quintet tribute to Bobby Wellins @ Drygate, Glasgow Jazz Festival

27th  Stephen Henderson Quartet @ The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

 

jUly

7TH  RECORDING SESSION  SESSION @ THE MUSIC BOX, EDINBURGH

13TH EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT WITH ROSEROOM @ THE HUB

14TH THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA @ THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE

16TH TUTOR ON THE NAPIER UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ COURSE

18TH TUTOR ON THE NAPIER UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ COURSE

18TH CURTIS STIGERS AND THE RYAN QUIGLEY BIG BAND @ EDINBURGH ASSEMBLY HALL

19TH TUTOR ON NAPIER UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ COURSE

20TH TUTOR ON NAPIER UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ COURSE

21ST BLUE ROSE CODE @ THE VOODOO ROOMS, EDINBURGH

21ST ROSEROOM @ CRAIL ARTS FESTIVAL

22ND  GEORGIA CECILE @ EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL, PICCOLO TENT, 7PM

 

AUGUST

 

1ST  HAFTOR MEDBOE @ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY, EDINBURGH

3RD  VALERY PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH 10PM

4TH  VALERY PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH 10PM

5TH  BOTECO TRIO @ REVOLUTION DE CUBA, GLASGOW

5TH  VALERY PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH, 10PM

6TH  DT6 @ GEORGE SQUARE GLASGOW, 8PM

6TH  VALERY PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH, 10PM

7TH  VALERY PONOMAREV QUINTET @ THE JAZZ BAR , EDINBURGH, 10PM

10TH  PAUL TOWNDROW "DEEPENING THE RIVER PROJECT" @ MERCHANT'S HOUSE, GLASGOW

11TH  PAUL TOWNDROW "DEEPENING THE RIVER PROJECT @ MERCHAMT'S HOUSE, GLASGOW

12TH  BLUE ROSE CODE @ PERTH THEATRE

14TH  CALEDONIAN SOUL FEAT BLUE ROSE CODE, EDDI READER, JULIE FOWLIS, DUKE SPECIAL @ THE QUEENS HALL, EDINBURGH

15TH  STANDARD HABBIE @ THE GLASGOW PIPING CENTRE

17TH  DUO @ ATLANTIC, GLASGOW

18TH  BOTECO TRIO, GLASGOW

21ST  COLIN STEELE QUINTET PLAY THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH, 10PM

22ND  COLIN STEELE QUINTET PLAY THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH, 10PM

23RD  NEW FOCUS DUO @ THE EICC, EDINBURGH

23RD  COLIN STEELE QUINTET PLAY THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

24TH  ROSEROOM @ THE TOLBOOTH, STIRLING

25TH  COLIN STEELE QUINTET PLAY THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS @ THE JAZZ BAR, EDINBURGH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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

OCTOBER

7TH - THE JAZZ BAR QUINTET WITH PETE JOHNSTONE, DOUG HOUGH, YATI DURRANT & EDD KELLY

8TH - WHIGHAMS JAZZ CLUB WITH GEORGIA CECILE

13TH - COLIN SCOUGALL @ THE CIVIC THEATRE, MOTHERWELL

19th - COLIN SCOUGALL @ WICKED CABARET, GLASGOW

20TH - NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ WAKEFIELD JAZZ CLUB, YORKSHIRE

21ST - KEN MATHIESON CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA @ HOSPITALFIELD HOUSE, ARBROATH

22ND - NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ WHIGHAMS JAZZ CLUB, EDINBURGH

23RD - NEW FOCUS NONET @ BIGGAR FESTIVAL

26TH - COLIN SCOUGALL @ AIRDRIE TOWN HALL

27TH - EDINBURGH CORN EXCHANGE - SOLO SAX PROJECT

28TH - DUNDEE - SOLO SAX PROJECT

29TH - HERTS JAZZ CLUB WITH CLARK TRACEY QUARTET, LONDON

November

1st - Blue Rose Code, Clarks, Dundee 8pm

3RD - BLUE ROSE CODE ALBUM LAUNCH @ THE QUEENS HALL, EDINBURGH

4TH - LINLITHGOW JAZZ CLUB

14TH  HAFTOR MEDOBOE @ EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

18TH  NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ ARRAN MUSIC SOCIETY, ISLE OF ARRAN

19TH  NEW FOCUS QUARTET @ SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ, THE TRON THEATRE, GLASGOW 2PM

23RD  COLIN STEELE QUINTET @ THE MAREEL ARTS CENTRE, SHETLAND ISLANDS

28TH  LA CLIQUE NOEL, EDINBURGH SPIEGELTENT 

29TH  JAZZ STORIES FROM SCOTLAND @ THE TRAVERSE, EDINBURGH

29TH  LA CLIQUE NOEL, EDINBURGH SPIEGELTENT

30TH  NEW FOCUS DUO @ THE CATSTRAND ARTS CENTRE, DUMFRIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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