Cultural me, cultural you//Seventh Edition//15.08.2010
With a “holiday” delay of one week, Cultural me, Cultural you has reached its 7th edition. You are all invited to log in & listen to the interviews I took during this year’s International Summer Jazz Academy (ISJA), from the 11th to the 22nd of July, in Krakow.
Music, inspiration, improvisation, performing and teaching are some of the topics I came across in my talks with Grzegorz Motyka, founder and director of the Krakow School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, jazz guitarist, director of the annual Krakow Jazz Festival of the Old & Young, ISJA staff member & organiser since 1999, and Magda Cebulska (who was kind enough to contribute as Mr. Motyka’s interpreter during this interview),
Gary Wittner, guitarist, composer & professor at University of Southern Maine School of Music, who taught History of Jazz at the Summer Jazz Academy,
Curtis Johnson, alto saxophone player and experienced professor at the West Virginia University, and Agata Pisko Schaberl, certified Speech Level Singing voice instructor and singer.
On the playlist: Marcus Miller with People Make the World Go ‘Round’ and ‘Jazz in the House’, Alens and two fragments from the ISJA teachers’ concert at Piec Art (Jimi Hendrix, ‘Little Wing’).