Kasia Pietrzko is a Polish pianist, arranger and composer. She was nominated for the 2018 Fryderyk Prize in the category "Debut of the Year".
She was a student at the Krakow Academy of Music and is a graduate of the State Music School Center in Bielsko-Biala.
Together with the Stanislaw Slowinski Quintet, she won the Grand Prix at the 39th Jazz Juniors International Competition for Young Jazz Groups in Kraków in December 2015. In September 2017, the debut album "Forthright Stories" of the Kasia Pietrzko Trio was released, which was very positively received by critics and peers alike.
Since 2017, Kasia Pietrzko has been a member of The Tony Williams Tribute, led by the outstanding drummer Michal Miskiewicz. She has also collaborated with Adam Larson, Troy Roberts, Henryk Miskiewicz, Mateusz Smoczynski and Adam Baldych.
Kristina Barta is an internationally renowned Czech composer and pianist.
After studying classical music and composition at the Prague Conservatory, she graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, specializing in jazz piano.
Kristina Barta won a 1st place at the jazz competition for composers in the Czech Republic in 2016. Her trio (Jan Feco on bass and Marek Urbanek on drums) reached the finals of the Euroradio Jazz Competition in the Netherlands in 2016. She is also a prize winner of the Powiew Mlodegu Jazzu 2017 in Poland.
She released her debut album EMA29 in 2017 which was recorded with David Friedman (USA) and others.
Event Horizon is a unique trio enriched with guitar and saxophone. This band plays original, contemporary, creative jazz.
LRK Trio are: Evgeny Lebedev - piano, Anton Revnyuk - bass, Ignat Kravtsov - drums.
Their first album together, though not yet as LRK Trio, was titled Open Strings (Butman Music Records, 2015) and was credited only to Lebedev and Revnyuk - though drummer Kravtsov also played on it. But it wasn't until 2017 that their second album (credited to LRK Trio and titled If You Have a Dream) became a big hit in Europe and elsewhere. The latest album, Memory Moment, was released in December 2020.
LRK Trio are very modern in their sound - the way they play and sound is unmistakably 21st century; but they never let their listeners forget that they come from the distinctive, globally influential musical culture of their native Russia, which is integrated into the global music scene and is distinctly original and recognizable.
Luzia von Wyl is a Swiss jazz pianist and composer.
Born in 1985, Luzia studied classical piano and jazz composition at the Bern University of Arts, the Zurich University of Arts, and the Lucerne School of Music, graduating in 2011 with both a master's degree in classical piano and a master's degree in jazz composition. In 2014, she earned a third master's degree in Arts Administration from the University of Zurich.
She leads her own small Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the Luzia von Wyl Ensemble, for which she writes all compositions herself and in which she plays the piano.
In 2014 Luzia released her debut album "Frost" with her ensemble on HatHut Records, followed by "Red" in 2016 as a guest composer on BMC Records, and in 2018 her third album "Throwing Coins" was released, again with her ensemble on HatHut Records.
Luzia was a winner of the Chicago Ensemble (2017) and New York Orchestra of Our Time (2011) international composition competitions.