Piotr Schmidt Electric Group were, according to Jazz Forum’s Jazz Top poll, 2014’s third best electric jazz band in Poland. Since inception the group fascinates with their mix of fusion and space jazz with soul, funk, R&B, film music, and occasional nods t drum’n’bass and hip hop.
The band members are all multi-award winning young artists. Since they got together in 2011, they have played all major Polish jazz venues and festivals.
On the debut Silver Protect the band collaborated with the excellent jazz vocalist Wojciech Myrczek, winner of various national and international awards and festivals, and jazz voice teacher at the Katowice Academy of Music.
- Piotr Schmidt – trumpet, effects
- Wojciech Myrczek – voice, vocoder, synths,
- Tomasz Bura (UK) – piano, synths,
- Michał Kapczuk – bass guitar, effects,
- Sebastian Kuchczyński – drums.
Silver Protect was published in September 2012. The disc was available to Jazz Forum subscribers with the September edition, and distributed by Fonografika. The album was recorded under the auspices of TVP Kultura.
The original run sold out in February 2015. In April 2015 a further run was produced as “Special Edition”.