PHOTOS: Anna Maria Jopek Band at Union Chapel


Photo 1. Anna Maria Jopek and band, Union Chapel, February 2015
Photo credit © Monika S. Jakubowska. All Rights Reserved


Photographer Monika Jakubowska was at the Anna Maria Jopek concert at Union Chapel on 22nd February. Tomasz Furmanek has provided these evocative explanations of the photos..


Photo 1 (above). Anna Maria Jopek's Polanna proved to be a musical journey through centuries of Polish musical heritage in search of typically Polish soul in music. The result was of universal appeal, sublime, seriously refined, enchanting and revealing top class musicality. Touching.

Photo 2. Anna Maria Jopek and band, Union Chapel, February 2015
Photo credit © Monika S. Jakubowska. All Rights Reserved


Photo 2. Unparalleled performances from a band consisting of the very best Polish jazz musicians contributed to the great success of AMJ's musical vision - on this photo with outstanding pianist Krzysztof Herdzin and impressive bass player Robert Kubiszyn.

Photo 3. Anna Maria Jopek and band, Union Chapel, February 2015
Photo credit © Monika S. Jakubowska. All Rights Reserved


Photo 3. Musical chemistry between the singer and the band members plus a sheer joy of playing together were truly remarkable. Anna Maria Jopek with jazz guitar master Marek Napiorkowski.

Photo 4. Anna Maria Jopek and band, Union Chapel, February 2015
Photo credit © Monika S. Jakubowska. All Rights Reserved
Photo 4. Memories of a distant past with Piotr Nazaruk (left) - singer and flautist who also played zither, and partnered Anna Maria in a cappella sung parts of the program - inspired by medieval Polish music.

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