"Well presented jazz with real emotions that you listen with joy and satisfaction"
"5th week on the list and 3rd on top! This is Krystyna Durys with her first album Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz"
"Ms Krystyna Durys made very good impression on me. She is unpretentious and provides the easiest theme with natural innate swing"
"Krystyna Durys two concerts stood out as one of the best experiences during these four days of the festival"
"Krystyna showcased her skills at brilliant sets at Java Jazz Festival 2017 in Jakarta!"
"She's got something special about her presence and her singing that has amazed audiances"
"Fabulous! Absolutely gorgeous!"
Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz is Krystyna Durys’ first album in which more than 20 outstending musicians were involved. The album was nominated as one of the 5 best albums in the category of THE POLISH JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR in JAZZ PRESS survey and nominated in the category THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR in JAZZ TOP survey.
Krystyna Durys is a Polish singer fascinated with swing, dixieland and bossa nova inspired mainly by the work of the Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald. SCHOLARSHIP HOLDER of the Polish Artists Union “STOART”, Marshal’s Hall of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and Gdańsk City Hall. Winner of the FIRST PRIZE – GOLDEN WASHBOARD at the 44th International Old Jazz Meeting Festival. Winner of the 2nd place in the category of THE NEW HOPE in JAZZ TOP survey. Nominated in the category of THE BEST FEMALE VOCALIST in JAZZ TOP survey. Nominated to The Grand Prix of The Jazz Lovers Association in the category of THE HOPE OF JAZZ LOVERS.
Krystyna began her adventure at the age of 7 being a member of a vocal-dance group and two choirs for a few years. Journeying trough different genres and evolving her singing skills she got interested in jazz standards and swing. Her bigest inspiration are vocalists like Ella Fitgerald, Pattie Austin and Natalie Cole. In 2012 in cooperation with marvolous musicians and friends Krystyna started her own swing quintet. At the beginning of 2016 two outstanding musicians trumpeter and trombonist joined the band. Thanks to the horn section the band gained a broader sound so characteristic for swing era. Band members are: Paweł Hulisz (trumpet/ flugehorn), Marcin Janek (saxophones/ clarinet), Adam Wiśniewski (trombone), Marek Jurski (grand piano, arrangements), Jarosław Stokowski (double bass), Adam Zagrodzki (drums). Arrangers: Artur Jurek, Marek Jurski and Henryk Wieczyński.
Krystyna and her band have now in their repertoire few different concerts and were proud to present them up till now in POLAND, INDONESIA, DENMARK, SWEDEN, CZECH REPUBLIC and SLOVAKIA: Java Jazz Festival 2017 (Indonesia), concert for the Nobel Prize Winner – President Lech Wałęsa (Denmark), Hallevik Tradjazz Festival 2018, 2019 (Sweden), International Jazz Festivala Praha 2018 (Czech Republik), Musical Autumn 2018 (Slovakia), Baltic Jazz Festival 2017, 2018, 2021 (Bornholm), Olsztyn Philharmonic (Poland), International Old Jazz Festival Rybnik 2021 (Poland), International Old Jazz Festival – Cafe Jazz Radom 2021 (Poland), Polish Happy Jazz Fest 2018 (Poland), Ladies’ Jazz Festival 2017 (Poland), Wieluń Jazz Meetings 2016, 2019 (Poland).