“Bogna Kicinska (…) is a real discovery, she is a vocalist with a wide range of voice, singing with great feeling and improvising using scat technique without any restraint” – Jazz Forum Magazine (Poland)
Bogna Kicinska - voice, compositions, arrangements
Benjamin von Gutzeit - viola
Kuba Cichocki - piano
Matt Aronoff - bass
Colin Stranahan - drums
"JAW-DROPPING VOCAL FACILITY (…) THRILLING APPROACH TO IMPROVISATION (…) ONE OF THE FINEST SCAT SINGERS I'VE HEARD IN YEARS" - Rick Anderson, cdhotlist.com.
Bogna Kicinska is a jazz vocalist, composer and educator, originally from Krasnystaw, Poland. Before coming to the US she was already recognized in Poland as one of the most prolific singers on the modern jazz scene. At that time she won many competitions: Old Jazz Meeting in Ilawa, Poland, International Jazz Competition for Singing Musicians Voicingers in Zory, Poland, Nadzieje Warszawy in Warsaw. Living in NYC Bogna stays very active on the music scene performing with a variety of bands and projects. In 2014 she released her first album “The Maze” which has been nominated for the FRYDERYK 2015 award, the Polish equivalent of a Grammy.
Bogna’s original music reflects the inspiration she has received from engaging the world, musical and otherwise, around her. Besides its obvious jazz roots, Bogna’s writing seamlessly incorporates elements of folk music from Poland and Latin America, soul and Western classical music in an especially indelible way. Her organic embracement of such diverse musical styles creates a music where every song or arrangement presents a fresh array of harmonic and rhythmic elements.
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