Jacek Kochan

Jacek Kochan NAK TRIO

Jacek Kochan

JACEK KOCHAN - composer, arranger, producer, drummer and percussionist. Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (Master degree), studied music at Grant MacEwan in Edmonton. New York Studying with Jaco Pastorius, Mike Clark, Robbie Gonzales.

Performing, touring and recording jazz and funk music. Montreal Studying composition and expanding his musical lexicon by writing for choir and symphony orchestra (Ensemble Vocal Tudor, Repercussion) as well as playing and recording ethnic music (Latin, African, Balkan). Performing with Michel Donato, Karen Young, Oliver Jones, Andrew Leroux, Yannick Rieu, Jean-Pierrre Zanella, Michel Cusson, Rene Bolduc, Helmut Lipsky, Muhammad Al-Khabyyr, Lazaro Saucedo, Geoff Lapp, Johnny Scott and many others. Toronto Working as a leader and sideman in many live and recording projects with artists like Pat Labarbera, Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Neil Swainson, Reggie Schwager, Lorne Lofsky, Kirk MacDonald, Bernie Senensky, John MacLeod, Dave Restivo, Brian Dickinson, Jim Vivian, Mike Downes, Kieran Overs, Neil Swainson. Europe, Asia, America, Australia Continues to perform, compose, play, tour, record and leads his music formations: JACEK KOCHAN & Co, musiConspiracy, N.A.K. trio, AJEE, PAANSORI PROJECT, MuSaDru, ALSAMPLES, PAPERSONUS, THIRD OF THREE, ONE EYED HORSE. Performing and recording with John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Liebman, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Joey Calderazzo, George Garzone, Seamus Blake, Uri Caine, Mark Copland, Miroslav Vitous, Palle Mikkelborg, Jon Balke, Eddie Henderson, Nguyen Le, Dave Tronzo, Eivind Aarset, Dave Fuczynski, Briggan Krauss, Iva Bitova, Cuong Vu, Franz Hautzinger, François Corneloup, Eric Vloeimans, Bo Stief, Lars Danielsson, Phil Minton, Christian Spering, Furio DiCastri, Michel Benita, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Jakob Dinesen, Uwe Oberg, Adam Simmons, Tellef Ogrim, Mats Eilertsen, Klaus Dickbauer, Axel Dorner, Skerik, Tomasz Stanko, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Leszek Mozdzer, Jasper Somsen, Mauro Schiavone, Gianni Gebbia, Joe Fonda, Eddie Schuller and many others. Playing festivals and concerts of contemporary, jazz and improvised music: Melbourne Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Edmonton Jazz Festival, Kaunus Jazz Festival, Krakowski Festiwal Kultury Alternatywnej, New Music Festival- Tokyo, Palm Jazz Festival, RARA Festival-Siracusa, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Slow Music Festival Ballarat Internationales Musikinstitut (IMD)-Darmstadt, International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, Music Electronica Nova, Music Polonica Nova, International Drum Festival Drumblys, Festival of Jazz Pianists in Kalisz, Avant Art in Wroclaw, Sibiu Jazz Festival, New New Yorkers Festival, Cracow Audio Art, Warsaw Audio Art, Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Perkusyjny - Zrodla i Inspiracje). Recordings as a leader: -“Visitor" feat. Pat Labarbera, -"Corporate highlanders" feat. John Abercrombie, -"Tomorrow's dreams" feat. Kenny Wheeler, Mike Murley and Don Thompson, -"Gray angel" feat. John Abercrombie and Jerry Bergonzi, -"Alberta" feat. Kenny Wheeler and Reggie Schwager, -"Monorain" feat. Andre Leroux, Jean Pierre Zanella, -"Standard transmission" feat. John Abercrombie and Pat Labarbera, -"Another blowfish" feat. Michel Donato, Piotr Wojtasik, Eric Vloeimans, -"Double life of a chair" feat. Palle Mikkekborg, Briggan Krauss, Dave Tronzo, -"New expensive head" feat. Cuong Vu, Eivind Aarset, Skerik, -“One eyed horse” feat. Greg Osby, Franz Hautzinger, -"Yearning" feat. Uschihashi Kazuhisa, Franz Hautzinger, Francois Corneloup, Adam Simmons, Slawek Jaskulke, -“Man of no words” feat. Dominik Wania and Gary Thomas, -“Filing the profile” feat. Dominik Wania and George Garzone, -“Third of three” feat. Dominik Wania and Mauro Schiavone, -“Parentes” with musiConspiracy, -“The other side of if” with N.A.K. trio; Dominik Wania and Michal Kapczuk, -“Ambush” with N.A.K. trio; Dominik Wania and Michal Kapczuk, -“AJEE” with Domink Wania and Bartek Prucnal. Recordings as a co-leader: -"Our standards" with Joey Calderazzo and Lars Danielsson, -"Plastinated black sheep" wth Adam Pieronczyk and Eddie Schuller, -“Amhran” with Seamus Blake and Piotr Lemanczyk -“Wagon 8” with Tellef Ogrim and Clementine Gasser, -“Ruth, send an sms” with Franz Hautzinger and Uschihashi Kazuhisa , -“What’s wrong with now” Tellef Ogrim, Franz Hatzinger and Joe Fonda, -“Do I the in” with Tellef Ogrim and Clementine Gasser, -“Three point shot” with Jerry Bergonzi and Piotr Lemanczyk , He recorded many more CD’s as a sideman (Eddie Henderson, Tomasz Stanko, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Helmut Lipsky, Krzysztof Scieranski, Piotr Wojtasik, Leszek Kulakowski, Michel Donato, Karen Young). Major conteporary works: 1988 - “Labyrinth” for female voice, acoustic bass and symphony orchestra 1989 - “Thihab il alsahra” and “Sailing through the mountains” for female voice, small choir, acoustic bass, percussion and symphony orchestra. 2006 - International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, composition “Alsamples” for small wind ensemble, cello, quartertone trumpet, electronics, live electronics, percussion, trash percussion and small choir. , 2006, he composed music for spectacle of the movement theater AKT called “Garden of pleasures” and the music score for Italian silent movie “Railways”, 2006 - participation as performer in contemporary opera, by Cezary Duchnowski, “Marta’s garden”(Leipzig, MDR Radio Studio). 2007 - Drumbly Kaunas Festival, composition “Meaning of soon” for solo percussion, trash percussion and electronics 2008 - music for contemporary dance productions “Seemless” and „Surogats. 2008 - featured as a soloist in “Course J” by Boguslaw Schaeffer and “Lipps” by Krzysztof Knittel, performing with MOM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra in New York and with Radio Symphonic Orchestra in Warsaw,. 2009 - music for contemporary Jadi Carboni dance production „Sulla via dell’ immortalita“ (Berlin, Paris, Moscow, Rome, Ancona). 2009 - Musica Electronica Nova “Papersonus” composition featuring unique instrument, papersonix plus electronics and two pianos. 2009 - participation as performer in contemporary opera, by Cezary Duchnowski, “Marta’s garden”( International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumnl) 2010 - Chopin Around Ensemble Project - composing 6 variations of Fryderyk Chopin’s preludes. 2011 - participation as performer in Cezary Duchnowski’s composition “Monada 5”. 2013 - LUTOSL Project - composing 8 variations of simple Witold Lutoslawski’s compositions for piano, bass and percussion. 2014 - participation as performer in Genesis- with Cezary Duchnowski, Pawel Heindrich Agada Zubel and Adrzej Bauer project Bogurodzica (Cloister of The Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo, Musica Polonica Nova). 2014 - Trans-Fusion 9 and Awangarda-Improwizacja (Musica Polonica Nova)with Phil Minton, Andrzej Bauer, Cazary Duchnowski, 2016 - Arts Games , show score and music direction (Montreal, Rio de Janeiro).