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Bio

 a musical journey 

Agnieszka Hekiert is a singer, composer and author of texts and arrangements, and a graduate of  the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy for Jazz and Entertainment Music in Katowice. 

Her career began winning several musical awards  which opened the door to many performances at various music festivals. This also led  to professional relationships with numerous renowned polish musicians such as Maryla Rodowicz, Natalia Kukulska, Ryszard Rynkowski, Wieslaw Pieregorolka, Krzysztof Scieranski or Marek Balata. 

In 2004 together with Krzysztof Herdzin and his Trio, Agnieszka recorded the CD "Night and Day Swing”

Acknowledged on the European scene, Agnieszka performed in France, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria but most of all in Austria and Germany, where she worked and became friends with an icon of Polish Jazz abroad – Leszek Zadlo, as well as the two Bulgarian artists Konstantin Kostov and Nevyan Lenkov. The fruit of this musical cooperation is the Album “European Impressions” -a record released in 2009. 

During that year, Agnieszka performed with jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin in his ‘VOCAbuLarieS’ project. Bobby’s influence can be easily spotted at Agnieszka’s improvisation parts and interaction with the audience. 

She was also  invited to share the stage with WeBe3- Rhiannon, Dave Worm and Joey Blake in a Concert in Paris. Other stage partners were Jeff Berlin and Kazumi Watanabe at the Notturni Festival in Milan. 

Agnieszka’s first solo album “Stories” was published by Universal Music in 2012, this record is a collaboration with exceptional European and Polish musicians such as Konstantin Kostov, Cezary Konrad, Robert Kubiszyn, Krzysztof Herdzin, Kuba Badach or Atom String Quartet. 

The album is a mixture of jazz, soul, sung poetry and world music. 

Her latest CD “Soulnation” has been released on 02.10.2019 and recorded with Grammy Award winners Cezary Konrad -drums, Paweł Pańta – bass and Bulgarian virtuoso Konstantin Kostov -piano and, as  guests, Jerzy Małek – trumpet and Vladimir Karparov – sax. 

As a singing tutor and vocal trainer, Agnieszka is known for her contribution to the ‘behind the scenes’ of polish television programmes such as "X-Factor”, " Poland's got talent ", "Your Face Sounds Familia" and "My Camp Rock". Her work aims to prepare participants in television shows to different vocal tasks in front of the audience. Beside her TV work, she has her own workshops, where she teaches improvisation, rhythm control, interpretation, vocal emission and stage comfort, working both individually and in groups. 

“She’s got music in her body” 
Bobby McFerrin 

"High quality Jazz" 
Marek Niedźwiecki (polish radio icon) 

„She is a fabulous Singer” 
Rhiannon 

"Amazing vocal artist and phrasing" 

"Her music is big motion picture theater for the audiences`ears" 

"Jazz atmosphere at its best, as audience you cannot get enough“ 

Süddeutsche Zeitung

 

 

Own record projects: 

2019 – „Soulnation” – solo album 

2012 – “Stories” solo album 

2009 – “European Impressions” with Leszek Żądło 

2004 – “Night and Day Swing” with Krzysztof Herdzin's trio 

1995 – “Życie to walka wilka” 

 

featured on: 

2007 – "Polish Jazz 2007" - song "Night & Day" 

2006 – “The Best of Polish Smooth Jazz” – song “Smile” 

2005 – Marcin Nowakowski “Smooth Night” 

2004 – Krzysztof Ścierański “Independent” 

2000 – Funky Filon “Autorytet” 

2000 – Soundtrack Michała Lorenca to the movie “Zakochani” 

1995 – “Christmas Songs”

Concerts