Piotr Scholz

guitarist / composer / conductor

Piotr Scholz Sextet was founded in 2015 by guitarist and composer Piotra Scholz. The project is focused on author’s music of the leader. Apart from original compositions, the repertoire consists of jazz standards in more elaborate arrangements. Piotr Scholz is a winner of many prominent awards, such as such as Grand Prix of Lotos Jazz Festival, 17th Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, Grand Prix of Jazz Fruit on Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival in Prague, Grand Prix on 18th National Contest of Jazz and Blues Bands, as well as 3rd place on 2nd International Jazz Composition Contest during Silesian Jazz Festival. Has been honoured with many prestigious awards, such as The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Award, The Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant Programme, Artistic Grant Programme from City of Poznań and Young Poland Grant Programme. To collaborate with him on author’s project, Scholz invited outstanding and talented musicians of the young generation. Their finest skills have been appreciated and awarded in many highly prestigious contests. In 2016, the ensemble has been honoured with 3rd prize of Jazz Personality 2016 Open Competition during Jazz on the Odra festival, JazzPress Award during Jazz of Freedom festival and Grand Prix during Krokus Jazz Festival.

Piotr Scholz Sextet
Tomek Orłowski – trumpet
Kuba Marciniak – tenor and soprano saxophone
Piotr Scholz – guitar
Mikołaj Gruszecki – piano
Damian Kostka – double bass
Adam Zagórski – drums