Paweł Mańka Semiotic Quintet - Kubizm. Premiere: 11.07.2021 (SJRecords 055).
Paweł Mańka is undoubtedly one of the outstanding jazz guitarists and composers of the young generation in our country.
He is currently one of the most interesting composers of the young jazz scene in Poland. In his works one can find surprising ideas and solutions regarding the form, harmony and functions of individual instruments in an ensemble.
Paweł Mańka (born in 1996) - Polish composer, arranger and jazz guitarist, graduate of Jazz Department at Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (jazz guitar), student of Syddansk Musikkonservatorium (composition). In 2021 he received a grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport in Młoda Polska program.
Paweł Mańka Semiotic Quintet combines the concepts of contemporary classical composers with the freedom and rhythmical language of jazz. The group's repertoire consists of the leader's compositions, in which dense, multi-layered, strictly written structures contrast with free improvisation. Semiotics, otherwise known as the general theory of signs, describes the components of communication, which is a key element of improvised music. The concert premiere of the debut album titled Kubizm took place on July 11th, 2021 at the Warsaw Summer Jazz Days festival.
The band is a laureate of Jazz phonographic debut program held by Narodowy Instytut Muzyki i Tańca as well as the most significant Polish jazz competitions: Jazz Juniors and Jazz nad Odrą.
Paweł Mańka - guitar, compositions
Robert Wypasek - tenor saxophone
Franciszek Raczkowski - piano
Piotr Narajowski - double bass
Stefan Raczkowski - drums