That was a day of celebration. On January 14 Tomasz Stanko was awarded two prestigious prizes.
Paszport Polityki (Polityka’s Passport) is an annual prestigious Polish award presented by the weekly magazine Polityka. Tomasz Stanko was prized in a special category, “Creator of Culture”, given for an outstanding contribution to the promotion of culture. He was awarded for creating a unique style, work and interact in the arts, the ability to reconcile tradition and avant-garde. For expanding the boundaries of jazz and at the same time broadening its audience.
Below the photos for the Ceremony.
The same day in Paris l’Académie du jazz chaired by François Lacharme, awarded its prize for the year 2013. Tomasz Stanko was prized Prix du Musicien Européen rewarded for his work and recent events.
(Waves) follow one another in parallel lines, each separated from the next by a brief distance. Scarcely has one subsided than another swells to replace it, to the accompaniment of the melancholy sound of breaking foam, warning us that all is foam.
"Les Chants de Maldoror" by Lautreamont
Tomasz Stanko received one of the tree honorary prizes 2014 given by the ‘Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik’ (PdSK), an independent association of more than 140 journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as it was announced on January 15th in Bonn. With the award the jury acknowledges Stanko’s lifelong work as Polands most important jazz ambassador [...]