Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC - Past Events

Kuba Cichocki/Brandon Seabrook Jazz Concert

Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 5:00pm

"The Polish pianist Kuba Cichocki joins forces with the American guitarist Brandon Seabrook in this ferocious, highly improvisatory collection of duets enveloped in a bubble of kinetic energy."
Filipe Freitas, JazzTrail

"Their highly intuitive improvisational approach functions as one mind with two divergent sides that are at once seamlessly independent of other often moving in opposite directions as well as simultaneously interdependently moving together toward the same muse in absolute energy. 
Nora McCarthy, Cadence Magazine

"The benefit of Brisk Distortions' approach is that each track is free to create its own small musical world, free from the forces of inertia typically acting on extended improvisations.
Mat Munz, Jazz Right Now

Kuba Cichocki is a Polish pianist, improviser, and composer based in New York City. Born in Chodziez, a town in northwestern Poland, he has performed with some of the biggest names of Polish and European jazz, including Zbigniew Namysłowski, Aga Zaryan m, Urszula Dudziak, and Michal Urbaniak. His influences range from contemporary jazz and avant-garde to classical music and Latin jazz. Cichocki has collaborated with influential artists from the NYC jazz and experimental scene, including John Benitez (5-time Grammy winner), Jorge Sylvester, Brandon Seabrook, George Brandon, Nora McCarthy, and many others.

He has performed at prominent NYC venues, such as Shapeshifter Lab, Spectrum NYC, Terraza 7, Rockwood Music Hall, and around the world, including many venues in Europe, China, and Korea. To date, he has released three albums under his own name: "Audubon Lab Experiment" (2016), "Live at Spectrum"(2018 - Multikulti Project Label), and "Brisk Distortions" (2021).

"He inhabits a place all his own on the Brooklyn arts scene (…)"

Cisco Bradley, Jazz Right Now - Improvised and Experimental Music on the New York Scene

Brandon Seabrook is a guitarist, banjoist, and composer living in New York City where he has established himself as one of the most forward-thinking and versatile guitarists of his generation. He was named Best Guitarist in New York City by the Village Voice 2012 and has been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Premiere Guitar, Downbeat Magazine, Rolling Stone, NPR, The Chicago Reader, and The Wire.

He has released seven albums as a leader covering everything from pulverizing art-metal to chamber music, bridging the realms of extreme rock and the classical avant-garde. He has performed extensively in North and South America, Mexico, and Europe, as a solo artist, bandleader, and collaborator.

Rolling Stone Magazine noted, "The fiercely dexterous musician has launched a number of bands combining serious chops with manic intensity and a left-field compositional vision."

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