Krzysztof Urbański graduated from the Music Academy in Wroclaw. He is well known for taking part in concerts and festivals (Getxo Jazz Festival in , Gouvy Jazz Festival in, JnO Fest; Gent Jazz Festival, Ethno Jazz Fest; Hoeilaart, Jazz Jamboree, Olympus Jazz Fest; with many renowned musicians in the genre.
In 2007 Krzysztof won first place at “The Polish Review of Jazz Bands” in Gdynia. Shortly after he took the award at the International Competition of Jazz Soloists “Jazz Challenges” in Szczecin, where the jury consisted of such acknowledged personalities as, Billy Harper, Clarence Seay and Steve Turre. At the same competition, Krzysztof took home the top audience choice award.
In December 2007 Krzysztof’s band again came on top and took first place at the international “Jazz Juniors” competition in Cracow where Krzysztof was honored with “The Best Instrumentalist of The Competition” award. At the festival “Jazz By The Oder” (JnO) in Wroclaw in 2008 Krzysztof Urbański was proclaimed “Jazz Personality of the year”.
In the summer of 2008 Krzysztof’s Quartet qualified for the finals of “Hoeilaart International Jazz Competition” in and walked away with first place having beaten 60 other music bands from all around the world. In addition Krzysztof was awarded “The Best Soloist” prize.
In January 2009 Krzysztof Urbański won scholarship from Department of Culture “Young ”. In March 2009 Krzysztof received press prize by winning the
“wARTo” music award from “Gazeta Wyborcza”. In April 2009 Krzysztof Urbański and his Quartet received prestigious prize “TVP Kultura” award from the national broadcaster.
Since 2010 Krzysztof is an Official Endorser of P.Mauriat Saxophones, ‘Florian Popa Exclusive Saxophone’s Ligatures and “AMT Saxophone Microphones”. Krzysztof is named “New Hope of Polish Jazz Music” . In 2010 Krzysztof recorded his debut album named simply “Urbanski” which was very well received by the critics. This album was sold in the number 5.000 cd’s in all Europe and the United States. In February 2012 Krzysztof was selected from among hundreds of musicians from around the world to the live audition at The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles California (USA)
During this audition judges such a great musicians as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath and Kenny Burrell were very impressed of Krzysztof‟s playing and The Institute offered him help to find contract with renowned label and start create professional career.
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