At the turn of March and April, Michał Milczarek Trio (MM3) is returning on tour in China. The Warsaw-based band will give 12 concerts in 8 Chinese cities in the provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan. The tour, lasting from 28th March to April 13th 2019, is a part of the Jazz Po Polsku project, promoting improvised Polish jazz music abroad.
The tour is promoting the band's latest full length release Live in China. The album was recorded during the Shenzhen's Oct-Loft Festival, where the band performed in October 2017, greatly received by the Chinese audience. Limited digital edition of the album will be available for distribution during the tour.
The 2017's tour was a breakthrough for the band. Our last Chinese experience has had a big impact on the band's current musical style and energy. We started to create much more brave improvisations, which has led us to yet undiscovered realms of electronic, trance and ambient music. The album is in some way a declaration of a new artistic path for the MM3 – says Michał Milczarek, the band's leader.
Michał Milczarek Trio (MM3) is one of the most interesting young bands on the Polish jazz scene. The group creates instrumental music which is a combination of modern jazz, electronic and rock. The band is known for a very intense concert activity and their performances are considered to be extremely spontaneous, with the band presenting jazz from an extremely contemporary perspective. MM3 will be performing in China in a regular and following line up: Michał Milczarek on guitar, Bartek Łuczkiewicz on bass and Mateusz Modrzejewski on drums.
MM3 has performed at many prestigious festivals in Poland, but also in China, Germany, Scotland, Ukraine and Vietnam. In 2014 the band won the competition Jazz Phonographic Debut of the Year in Poland. They have released four records: The Big Game (2012), Squirrels and Butterflies (2014), Ambient Works (2016) and Live in China (2019).
Michał Milczarek Trio (MM3) tour is part of the Jazz Po Polsku Live in China 2019 project and is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Polish Institute – Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing, Consulates General of the Republic of Poland in Chengdu and in Guangzhou and Plateaux Foundation.
Jazz Po Polsku is a music platform presenting a wide spectrum of young Polish musicians from the jazz scene. It aims at refreshing the image of Polish jazz music on the international arena through presenting the most prospective bands from Poland. It also helps in establishing cultural collaboration and integrates artists from different countries. Since 2014, the Jazz Po Polsku project has organised more than 200 events for 15 bands in China.
28th March 2019 Guangzhou, European Jazz Festival, JZ Club
29th March 2019 Zhongshan, European Jazz Festival, Hooley’s
30th March 2019 Guangzhou, European Jazz Festival, JZ Club, workshops
31th March 2019 Guangzhou, European Jazz Festival, Music Factory
1st April 219 Zhuhai, Lefang Livehouse
3rd April 2019 Zhongshan, Friends Bar
4th April 2019 Shenzhen, Lavo
6th April 2019 Guiyang, Starlight Theatre
7th April 2019 Zunyi, Zunyi Grand Theatre
8th April 2019 Zunyi, Music Academy
10th April 2019 Chongqing, Nuts Live House
13th April 2019 Chengdu, He Duoling Art Galery
Source: Jazz Po Polsku / promotional materials