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I like Ms Krystyna very much. She is unpretentious, she doesn’t make anything complicated but she can give the simplest theme with natural, inborn swing.
Jan “Ptaszyn” Wróblewski
Polish Radio Trójka, “Three Jazz Quarters” (Pol. “Trzy Kwadranse Jazzu”)

Records

At The Movies

Krystyna Durys, a vocalist endowed with a unique, warm timbre of her voice, can now boast her second album entitled “At the Movies”. The artist reaches for the most beautiful songs from the classics of American cinema. In addition to her six-person ensemble, the recordings feature a chamber orchestra. Invited guests add luster to the music.

Tina Guo, Hans Zimmer’s soloist, plays the cello in “The Gentle Rain”. Arturo Sandoval’s musicians – ten-time Grammy Award winner – Kemuel Roig and Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas perform in “When You Wish Upon a Star”. A beautiful trumpet solo in “Smile” is played by Michael “Patches” Stewart (Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Brian Culbertson). Maciej Sikała, who for many years has won first place in Jazz Forum’s polls in the “Tenor Saxophone” category, is the soloist in “Over the Rainbow”.

The music we hear is characterized by stylistic diversity. Rich harmonies and noble sounds of jazz ballads intertwined with dynamic big-band pieces create a colorful musical mosaic. The whole is tied together by the extraordinary voice of Krystyna Durys.

Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz

The album consists of compositions from the repertoire of unforgettable Ladies of Jazz of the 20th century such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Ertha Kitt, Natalie Cole, Shirley Horn, Sarah Vaughan. The album was among the five best albums in the “Polish Jazz Record of the Year” category of the “Jazz Press” magazine, also nominated in the “Album of the Year” category in the “Jazz Top” poll of the “Jazz Forum” monthly.

“This CD should become the property of all fans of swinging jazz, jazz standards and classic big-band sounds. On top of that, everything is performed with bravado and great instrumental solos. On top of that we have great interpretations of vocal parts by Krystyna Durys, a jazz vocalist endowed with an interesting voice with a pleasant
and rich in aliquots. She sings with energy and knowledge of stylistic conditions. Flawlessly and competently. (…)” (review in “Jazz Forum”, by Piotr Kałużny).

Perfectly presented jazz with real emotion that is a joy to listen to and satisfying.
Piotr Kałużny
pianist, „Jazz Forum Magazine”

Bio

Krystyna Durys – vocalist fascinated by swing, Dixieland and bossa nova trends, inspired mainly by performances of the Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald. She has received grants from the STOART Association of Performing Artists, the Pomeranian Voivodship Marshal’s Office and the City of Gdansk. Laureate of GOLDEN TARKA at 44th Old Jazz Meeting in Iława. Winner of the 2nd place in the category NEW HOPE in JAZZ TOP poll. Nominated in the Vocalist of the Year category of the JAZZ TOP poll. Nominated for Grand Prix of Łódź Jazz Lovers Association in category MUSIC LOVERS’ HOPE.

Her adventure with the stage began at the age of 7 with a children’s vocal and dance group operating at the Culture House in Sopot and continued as a member of two youth choirs operating at the Culture House in Gdynia. The following years brought a fascination with jazz classics and the swing era. The greatest influence on her vocal and stage development had American jazz vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Pattie Austin and Natalie Cole. In 2012, in collaboration with excellent Tri-City musicians, Krystyna formed her first swing quintet. In 2016, a trumpeter and trombonist joined the band. Thanks to the brass section, the band gained a wider sound characteristic for swing music. Currently the band consists of: Paweł Hulisz (trumpet/flugehorn), Marcin Janek (saxophones/clarinet), Adam Wiśniewski (trombone), Marek Jurski (piano, arrangements), Jarosław Stokowski (double bass), Adam Zagrodzki (drums). Arrangements: Marek Jurski, Artur Jurek, Henryk Wieczyński.

Currently, Krystyna’s band has several themed concerts in their repertoire, which they have so far presented at festivals and stages, among others:

Poland

World

Krystyna Durys and her band showed international class. Her two concerts were some of the best we saw during the four days of the festival.
Svend-Erik Nielsen
Producer of Osterso Jazz Festival

Concerts

Aug 20, 2022

Cafe Jazz Festival
“Retro Cinema”
– Radom, Poland

Aug 20, 2022

Aug 19, 2022

Cafe Jazz Festival,
“Tribute to Ladies of Jazz”
– Radom, Poland

Aug 19, 2022

Aug 15, 2022

Cruise with Krystyna Durys
“Tribute to Ladies of Jazz”
– Sweden
Polferries lines,
cruise from Ystad to Świnoujście

Aug 15, 2022

Aug 14, 2022

Falsterbo Jazz Club Series
„Tribute to Ladies of Jazz & At the Movies”
– Falsterbo, Sweden

Aug 14, 2022

Aug 12–13, 2022

Hallevik Tradjazz Festival
„Tribute to Ladies of Jazz & At the Movies”
– Hallevik, Sweden

Aug 12–13, 2022

Aug 11, 2022

Cruise with Krystyna Durys
“Tribute to Ladies of Jazz”
– Linie Polferries,
a cruise from Świnoujście to Ystad

Aug 11, 2022

Aug 6, 2022

Masurian Jazz Meetings
„Retro Cinema”
– Kończewo k. Pisza

Aug 6, 2022

Jul 30, 2022

Concert Shell by the Pier
“Feminine side of swing by Krystyna Durys”
– Sopot, Poland

Jul 30, 2022

Jul 10, 2022

Promenade Music Concerts
“Golden Times of the Big Bands”
– Kamienna Góra, Gdynia, Poland

Jul 10, 2022

May 18, 2022

Amphitheater in Kozienice
“Silver Screen Hits”
Closing concert of the Third Age University
– Kozienice near Warsaw, Poland

May 18, 2022

Mar 13, 2022

Jubilee All-Poland Reunion
of the Women named Krystyna
“Silver Screen Hits”
– Palace of Culture, Warsaw, Poland

Mar 13, 2022

Feb 26, 2022

Polish Baltic Philharmonic
“Hits of the silver screen”
with chamber orchestra
– Gdańsk, Poland

Feb 26, 2022

Jan 31, 2022

MIK Swing Club in Mazowsze
“With Love To Ella Fitzgerald”
– Warsaw, Poland

Jan 31, 2022

Dec 31, 2021

2 New Year’s Eve Concerts
“Golden Swing Times”
– UCK “Alternatywy”, Warsaw, Poland

Dec 31, 2021

Dec 18, 2021

Christmas Market
“Swinging ’Round The Christmas Tree”
– Olsztyn, Poland

Dec 18, 2021

Sep 18, 2021

Gdańsk Festival in Vilnius
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Vilnius, Lithuania

Sep 18, 2021

Aug 22, 2021

M F Traditional Jazz Rybnik
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Rybnik, Poland

Aug 22, 2021

Aug 21, 2021

M F J T – Cafe Jazz Radom
“With Love To Ella Fitzgerald”
– Radom, Poland

Aug 21, 2021

Aug 7–8,2021

Baltic Jazz Festival
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Bornholm, Denmark

Aug 7–8,2021

Jul 25, 2021

Promenade Concerts
“The Musical World of Louis Armstrong”
– Gdynia, Poland

Jul 25, 2021

Apr 18, 2021

SM Concert Hall
“Hits of the silver screen”
with a string quartet
– Gdynia, Poland

Apr 18, 2021

Dec 13, 2020

MOK Józefów
“Swinging ‘Round The Christmas Tree”
– Józefów, Poland

Dec 13, 2020

Sep 27, 2020

The Concert Hall of the SM
“In the old American cinema”
with a string quartet
– Gdynia, Poland

Sep 27, 2020

2 Aug, 2020

Amphitheater on Kamienna Góra
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Gdynia, Poland

2 Aug, 2020

Dec 6, 2019

ECS Center
“Swinging ‘Round The Christmas Tree”
for President Paweł Adamowicz
and the City Hall of Gdańsk
– Gdańsk, Poland

Dec 6, 2019

Nov 22, 2019

Polish Chamber Philharmonic
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Sopot, Poland

Nov 22, 2019

Nov 15, 2019

Wieluń Jazz Meetings
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Wieluń, Poland

Nov 15, 2019

Nov 11, 2019

Polish Baltic Philharmonic
– Gdańsk, Poland

Nov 11, 2019

Nov 8, 2019

Rondo Theatre
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Słupsk

Nov 8, 2019

Sep 14, 2019

Olivia Camerata
„Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Gdańsk, Poland

Sep 14, 2019

Sep 7, 2019

Retro Picnic
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Zduńska Wola, Poland

Sep 7, 2019

Aug 11, 2019

Falsterbo Jazz Club
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Hollviken, SE

Aug 11, 2019

Aug 9–10, 2019

Hallevik Tradjazz Festival
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Hallevik, Sweden

Aug 9–10, 2019

Aug 4, 2019

Iodination Festival
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Gdańsk, Poland

Aug 4, 2019

Feb 4, 2019

Ceglana Club
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Mrągowo, Poland

Feb 4, 2019

Feb 3, 2019

Warmia and Mazury Philharmonic
“Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz”
– Olsztyn, Poland

Feb 3, 2019
There is something unique about her presence and performances that mesmerizes the audience.
Paul Mac
PhaseGlobalRadio.com

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music@krystynadurys.pl

+48 602 850 626

Band manager: Adam Zagrodzki

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