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24th International Open Air Festival Jazz at the Old Town

The International Open-Air Jazz Festival at the Old Town In Warsaw, is the only festival of its kind in Poland addressed to a wide audience, with free admission. It is one of the most popular and largest jazz festivals in Poland in terms of audience numbers. It lasts 2 summer months, each Saturday in July and August.

During its 23 years of existence, it has gathered an impressive number of about a million people. The festival creates new facts and artistic qualities. International stars, premieres and jazz discoveries have been the festival's hallmarks for several years now.
In last years international stars were present on the festivals stage, to name a few Archie Sheep, David Murray, Richard Galliano, Dino Saluzzi, Bill Evans, Lee Konitz, Chico Freeman, Bobo Stenson, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Tord Gustavsen, Michael Wollny, Yaron Herman, Marilyn Mazur, Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, Mike Stern, Bill Evans, Roy Hargrove, Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Birelli Lagrene, Ulf Wakenius, Greg Osby, Buster Williams, Omar Sosa, Ernie Watts, Jacky Terrasson, Joey Calderazzo, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, James Carter.

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The reportage is from the David Murray Quartet concert

David Murray is famous American tenor saxophonist called "Joyce Carol Oates of jazz". One of the most important representatives of the New Black Music trend, he sailed on the wave of the avant-garde free - jazz in the 70's, in his work he repeatedly turned to the tradition of black music, to the sources of blues, gospels, and swing. Winner of the Grammy award, co-founder of the legendary World Saxophone Quartet. David Murray is already a jazz legend, he goes down as a worthy successor for some of the biggest names in jazz.

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