The pianist and composer Kristina Barta studied jazz piano at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She has won several awards; the best piano interpretation of her own composition in the Polish competition Powiew Mlodego Jazzu 2017, the best jazz composition of the year 2016 (organized by the Protective Union of Authors), the winner of Young Tunes Jazz 2012 and others.
The trio she founded together with Jan Feč and Mark Urbánek won the Jazz Prix 2015 competition and ranked among the finalists of the Euroradio Jazz Competition 2016 in the Netherlands.
The debut album EMA29 was released by the Austrian publishing house Alessa Records in 2017. On the album Kristina collaborates with American vibraphone player David Friedman, saxophonist Karel Růžička Jr., trumpeter Miroslav Hloucal, double bass player Jan Feč, drummer Mark Urbánek and guitarist Kryštof Tomeček.
Since 2019 she performs with her five-member project Event Horizon, which loosely follows the album EMA29 with contemporary original compositions based on modern jazz. Kristina's music reflects her earlier study of classical music and emphasizes the melody enriched with modern rhythms.
“As a pianist and composer, Kristina Barta is absolutely convincing” HANS-BERND KITTLAUS, German Critic
one of the most interesting and important pianists on the new European jazz scene. Wasilewski established himself in the world of jazz in 1994, when Tomasz Stanko invited him with his regular teammates (double bass player Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miśkiewicz) to perform together.
They were all very young, the oldest, Marcin was only eighteen years old. Since 2001 they performed and recorded as Simple Acoustic Trio, now Wasilewski Trio. Marcin stayed with Stanko for several years and recorded with him three great recordings for the Munich ECM label, which later became his label.
During his twenty years of experience in the music scene, Marcin Wasilewski has worked with numerous internationally renowned musicians: Tomas Szukalski, Piotr Wojtasik, Michał Urbanik, Janusz Muniak and Henryk Miśkiewicz, and has also participated in international projects with stars of the international jazz scene such as Dino Saluzzi, Palle Danielson, Jon Christensen, Arild Andersen, Bernt Rosengren, John Surman Bobo Stenson, Manu Katch, Gianluigi Troves, Jan Garbarek, Arthur Blythe and Joe Lovano.