Krystyna Durys

Krystyna Durys

Jazz vocalist with characteristic engaging voice and personality inspired among others by the work of Ella Fitzgerald and Patti Austin also interested in samba and bossa nova.

Jan “Ptaszyn” Wróblewski (top polish jazz saxophonist, host of the Three Quarters Of An Hour of Jazz – Polish National Radiostation 19.10.2016): “Ms Krystyna made  very good impression on me, because firstly, she is unpretentious, she is not cranking anything, and can provide the easiest theme with natural, innate swing (…)”

Piotr Kałużny (top polish jazz pianist, composer, arranger, lecturer at the Academy of Music in Wrocław at the Faculty Of Jazz, Jazz Forum 10-11/2016) : “All is done brilliantly with great instrumantal solos. On top of all we have a wonderful vocal interpretations of Krystyna Durys, jazz singer endowed with interesting and pleasant voice rich in overtones. She sings with energy and knowledge of stylistic considerations. Flawlessly and competently. (…) well-presented jazz with real emotions that you listen with joy and satisfaction.”

Marta Szostak (musicologist – Podsluchaj.wordpress.com, 03.11.2016 r.): “(Voice) Distinctive and intriguing. Sometimes deep and rugged like Ella Fitzgerald’s, sometimes velvety and clear like Sarah Vaughan’s. There are no two tracks in which it would sound the same. Thought but not contrived interpretations perfectly capture the essence of each of the standards. (…) The band – colorful like Krystyna – is bursting with creativity. (…) original vocal, a fresh look at familiar songs and the unique atmosphere of timeless standards.”

In September 2016 Krystyna released her first album Krystyna Durys – Tribute To Ladies Of Jazz under the patronage of the Jazz Forum Magazine featuring such polish jazz stars like: Włodzimierz Nahorny, Robert Majewski, Przemek Dyakowski, Wojciech Staroniewicz. The album is Krystyna’s acknowledgement for her favourite female jazz vocalists of the XX century which are her main source of inspiration. In 2015 she was invited to work with the Take It Easy a swing band composed of the top polish jazz musicians: Przemek Dyakowski (tn sax), Wojciech Staroniewicz (tn sax), Dominik Bukowski (vib), Artur Jurek (pf), Janusz Mackiewicz (db) and Tomasz Sowiński (dr). In 2014 she won the first prize at the 44th International Festival of Traditional Jazz (Iława, Poland). Since 2012 she is performing with her own band realizing material focused on jazz standards and bossa nova. Presently the band is composed of musicians: Paweł Hulisz (tp), Marcin Janek (sax/cl), Adam Wiśniewski (tb), Marek Jurski (pn), Maciej Sadowski (db) and Adam Zagrodzki (dr). In 2011 she cooperated with the Riverboat Ramblers Swing Orchestra, with which she performed in Poland and abroad (Lithuania, Estonia, Germany). In the years 2007 – 2012  she performed in such clubs as the Blue Time Jazz Club (Poland), the Bohema Jazz Club (Poland) and participated in the cycles Jazz on the Motława (Poland). Krystyna took singing lessons among others with top polish jazz singers like Dorota Miśkiewicz, Grażyna Łobaszewska and the legendary polish opera and entertainment singer Olga Szwajgier



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