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Jazz in the Museum – a concert by Bogdan Hołownia and Wojciech Pulcyna

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites you to a concert promoting the ‘Henryk Wars – Songbook’ album by highly acclaimed Polish jazz musicians Bogdan Hołownia and bassist Wojciech Pulcyn. The concert has been scheduled for 8 pm, on 10 August 2013.

The material prepared is the fruit of their longstanding fascination with the work of interwar composers as well as their common stage practice.


Bogdan Hołownia – a pianist dubbed a piano romantic. He comes from Toruń, where he began his musical education. In the early 1990s, Hołownia studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, supervised by Prof. Ray Santisi and Laszlo Gordony. Hołownia’s first important experience with jazz dates back to the quartet of Jan ‘Ptaszyn’ Wróblewski. Afterwards, he studied with Janusz Muniak, Adam Kawończyk, Janusz Kozłowski, Marcin Jahr, Krzysztof Mróz, Bronek Harasiuk, Kazimierz Jonkisz and others. In the USA, Hołownia co-operated with Dave Clark, Skipp Gadden, George Zonc, Larry Kohut, Jeff Stitelym, Bronek Suchanek, Grażyna Auguścik, Jerzy Głód, Michał Urbaniak and Urszula Dudziak. After he returned to Poland, he started collaborating with Lora Szafran, Ewa Bem, Jorgos Skolias, Tomasz Szukalski, Jerzy Skalski, Marek Jakubowski and Patryk Pilasiewicz.

He is the winner of the 2002 Grand Prix Jazz ‘Melomani’ in the category of the artist of the year.

Wojciech Pulcyn – a bassist and a graduate of the jazz department at  Frederic Chopin Music School Warsaw and of the  higher jazz school in Warsaw, where he was taught by Prof. Wegehaupt. In 2000. Pulcyn composed music for the ‘Transatlantyk’ play for Montownia Theatre. He has also collaborated with the National Theatre in Warsaw.

Entrance – PLN 15, commissions PLN 10.