Leszek Możdżer


Leszek Możdżer
Leszek Możdżer
Background information
Birth name Lesław Możdżer
Born 23 March 1971 (1971-03-23) (age 40)
Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician
Instruments Piano
Labels Outside Music
Website www.mozdzer.com
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Leszek Możdżer (b. Lesław Możdżer, March 23, 1971, Gdańsk) is a Polish jazz pianist. He is also a music producer and a film music composer.

He has graduated from the Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland. He is a winner of many music & culture awards, including Ad Astra, Jazz Oscars, Jazz Forum Award, Jazz Melomani Awards, and many others.

He started in a band of clarinetist Emil Kowalski, then he played with the band Milosc, which was very successful.

He has worked with such artists and groups as Marcus Miller, David Gilmour, John Scofield, Lars Danielsson, Pat Metheny, Lester Bowie, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Tomasz Stańko, Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Zbigniew Preisner, Anna Maria Jopek, Kazik Staszewski, Behemoth, Michal Urbaniak, Grammatik, Andrzej Olejniczak, Janusz Radek, Adam Klocek, Tymon Tymanski and others.. He is famous for his "Impressions," subtle new interpretations of Chopin's compositions. His recordings are the most popular jazz albums in Poland.[citation needed]

Biography

Leszek Możdżer was born Leslaw Możdżer on 23 March 1971 in Gdansk, Poland. He started playing piano at the age of five, after being encouraged by his parents.

In 1996 he graduated from the Instrumental Faculty of Academy of Music in Gdansk with honours.

Selected discography

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