2015 GIGS

ZONE K
JAN KOPINSKI saxes WOJTEK KONIKIEWICZ KEYS/piano.PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums.
25 NOVEMBER , 8.30pm
THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB

11Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
UK

PINSKI ZOO and Wojtek Konikiewicz
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. WOJTEK KONIKIEWICZ keyboards. STEVE ILIFFE keyboards. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. KARL BINGHAM bass.PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums.
22nd NOVEMBER - 8pm
BRISTOL Jazzata
Hen & Chicken
210 North Street
Southville
Bristol BS3 1JF
contact: 07766 741417


21st NOVEMBER - 8pm
LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL
JazzcafePosk
238 -246 King Street
Hammersmith
London W6 0RF
contact: 07415 892436

19th NOVEMBER -8pm
NOTTINGHAM JAZZ STEPS
Bonington Theatre
Arnold Leisure Centre
High Street
Arnold
Nottingham NG5 7EE
contact: 0115 9013640

TRIBUTE TO MILES ORCHESTRA GUEST SOLOIST
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. WOJTEK KONIKIEWICZ keyboards,gtr
Antoni „Ziut“ Gralak drums
Janusz Smyk – saxes, flute
Janusz Yanina Iwanski - guitar
Filip Jurczyszyn - bass
Marek Surzyn- percussion
Piotr Jackson Wolski –percussion

3RD OCTOBER -8pm
TRIBUTE TO MILES ORCHESTRA
Club Chwila
Warsaw
Poland

THRONES
JAN KOPINSKI tenor sax STEVE DAVISMOON laptop
Friday February 20th 7 - 10pm
Sonic Fusion Festival 2015

(Interactive Mixed Media Concert)

THRONES features Jan on tenor sax and Steve Davismoon on laptop. It is a live interactive sound work based upon Steve's idea of examining and re-exploring the richly expressed sounds of Jan’s improvisations. The collaboration is the premier live setting of the soundscape captured earlier by Steve in his recording of the same title.

2014 GIGS


Notts Performing Arts Festival
JAN KOPINSKI sax guest solo and conducts 'The Red Hot Band'
Sunday July 13th 1pm
Jan's workshops local young big musicians, 'The Red Hot Band' culminate in a concert at Notts Performing Arts for young players Sun July 13 from 1pm
Brilliance
Rufford Abbey Country Park
Ollerton
Nottinghamshire
NG22 9DF
REFLEKTOR2
JAN KOPINSKI sax, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards
Tuesday May 27th 9.00pm Music @ neat 14
NEAT 2014 FESTIVAL
CAST Bar
Wellington Circus
Nottingham
NG1 5AJ
UK
Admission: free
info: NEAT FESTIVAL

Guest Soloist with University of Salford Big Band
JAN KOPINSKI tenor/soprano sax
Saturday April 5th 3.30pm - 5pm
Sonic Fusion Festival 2014

St Stephen with St Philip Church
2 Wilton Place
Salford
M3 6FR
UK
info:0161 295 6108
Cost: £5/£3

Jan is guest soloist with the University of Salford Big Band, in an exciting concert featuring the music of Oliver Nelson. Playing tenor and soprano, this is a rare performance featuring Jan in a Big Band setting with classic tunes such as 'Blues and The Abstract Truth'

2013 GIGS

PINSKI ZOO
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. STEVE ILIFFE keyboards. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. KARL BINGHAM bass.PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums.
Fri 22 November 8:30pm - Millenium Hall
Sheffield Jazz
Polish Centre,
520 Ecclesall Rd,
Sheffield S11 8PY
BOX OFFICE & INFO LINE: 0115 846 7777
www.sheffieldjazz.org.uk
PINSKI ZOO
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. STEVE ILIFFE keyboards. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. KARL BINGHAM bass.PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums.

Wed 9 October 8:30pm - Lakeside Arts Centre
Djanogly Theatre
Lakeside Arts Centre,
University Park,
Nottingham NG7 2RD
BOX OFFICE & INFO LINE: 0115 846 7777
www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Tues 16 July 8:30pm - THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
11Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
UK
020 7254 4097
PINSKI ZOO return to roam in the Vortex for an eveing of primal free funk generosity. Two bass players snarling away and a drummer who inspires the world to fidget and dance- with odd creatures on synthy things and twisted saxophone who believe in the phrase: 'a terrible beauty". It's become a family thing!

Cost:£10

KOPINSKI & SVARC
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. NIK SVARC guitar, STEFAN KOPINSKI bas. IAN BEESTIN drums.
Fri 19 July 8:30pm - THE CHAMELEON ARTS CAFE
7a Angel Row
City CentreNottingham
NG1 6HL
07778 250933
Warp jazz from Jan and Stefan matched up with hugely talented Nik Svarc on guitar and Ian Beestin in on drums. Don't miss this. In a club that made me think I'd landed in Amsterdam in 1979 !!!
Cost:£4.50

 

MUSTARD PIE
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones.SEB ROCHFORD drums. MARK HOLUB drums. TOM HERBERT bass. LIRAN DONIN .bass.
Tuesday 26 March, 8:30pm - The Cluny, NEWCASTLE
'Schmazz @ the Cluny'
36 Lime Street
Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 2PQ
0191 230 4474
Mustard Pie first came together in September 2009 to play what was expected to be a one-off gig at London's 'Spitalfields Summer Stew' outdoor festival. The impact was enormous (one blogger, knowing nothing about jazz or any of the band's members, wrote "I was in awe and I was inspired"), but it was still ten months before they played their second gig, and performances continue to be few and far between. In fact it's taken Schmazz around two years to pin them down to a date. But it should certainly be worth waiting for.
Cost:£7 (£3 Students) (£5 Concessions)

JAN KOPINSKI & NIK SVARC
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones, NIK SVARC guitar, STEFAN KOPINSKI bass, DAVE WALSH drums
Tuesday 26 February, 9pm - The Sela Bar,Leeds
Jazz Jam @ the Sela
20 New Briggate Leeds,
West Yorkshire
Leeds,
LS1 6NU
Phone:0113 242 9442
LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR 2
JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards
film:BERLIN: Symphony of a Great City
Wednesday 30 January 1pm - Peel Hall, University of Salford

Peel Hall, Peel Building
University of Salford,
Salford
M5 4WT
UK
admission: free

2012 GIGS

ORRERY
Corey Mwamba - vibraphone, Alex Suckling - trumpet, Dave Kane - bass, Deborah Jordan - vocals, Graham Clark - violin
JAN KOPINSKI- tenor sax, Joshua Blackmore - drums, Julian Siegel - bass cl, Tony Kofi - baritone sax

Friday 30th November 8pm
Darwin Suite Assembly Rooms,
Market Place, DE1 3AH
Box Office: 01332 255800
Cost:£16.25 - concessions £14.25 (£1.25 discount for online booking)Book tickets: on-line and receive £1.25 discount per ticket
Jan Kopinski is a featured soloist in Derby Jazz's 30th Anniversary commission of Corey Mwamba's music for a nine piece band including Joshua Blackmore, Julian Siegel and Tony Kofi which draws inspiration from jazz history and Joseph Wright's famous painting "ORRERY". Mwamba has arranged material written by the musicians themselves (which include influences from science, maths, poetry and mythology) to go into the piece giving the musicians a completely individual presence within the context of an organised whole.
For the first promenade set you, the audience, will be the 'cosmic dust' part of a solar system in which a 'six planet - front line' orbits a 'jazz sun - rhythm section'. For the second set the same music will be played in a more conventional format from a stage

JAN KOPINSKI's MIRRORS
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. STEVE ILIFFE piano. JANINA KOPINSKA viola. ANIKÓ TÓTH voice. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums. JOY OF BOX live projections

Thursday 25th October 8pm
The Space,
NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY
Weekday Cross,
Nottingham NG1 2GB
UK
Cost:£12/£10 Concessions /£5 Students
Jazz Steps Box Office :0115 9560733
Jazz Steps presents MIRRORS at The Nottingham Contemporary. Video projections mixed live with 6 musicians and 1 video artist in an exciting, widely dynamic concert of cross-genre music and waking dream imagery of Poland. . A great chance to see this rarely performed live music-video mix, with a performance that breaks expectations of jazz and turns Kopinski’s music and images of Poland into a waking dream.

Nottingham ContemporaryJazz Steps

JAN KOPINSKI's MIRRORS
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. STEVE ILIFFE piano. JANINA KOPINSKA viola. ANIKÓ TÓTH voice. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums. JOY OF BOX live projections
Friday 27 April - 10.30pm - Media CityUK
Sonic Fusion Festival 2012
MediaCityUK,
Digital Performance Lab
Salford Quays
SALFORD
M50 2HE
UK
Cost:FREE entry
Jan Kopinski’s MIRRORS performs at the Sonic Fusion Festival 2012. A great chance to see this rarely performed live music-video mix, with a performance that breaks expectations of jazz and turns Kopinski’s music and images of Poland into a waking dream. Performed in Media CityUK's Digital Performance Lab it promises to be a visual and audio feast.
This experimental performance space boasts the largest HD screen in Europe and combines the technology of a TV studio, the excitement of live theatre with the visual experience of immersive cinema in a double-height space. Perfect for Joy of Box.

The festival starts off at 7.30 with the contemporary music of Cornelius Cardew. Directions on getting there follow this link MediaCityUK

PINSKI ZOO

JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. STEVE ILIFFE piano. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. KARL BINGHAM bass.PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums.
Thurs 3 May , 20:30 - THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
11Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
UK
Cost:£10
PINSKI ZOO return to the Vortex for a session of free -funk/ avant rock/power fusion (Whaaaat!!!) - call it what you like this is undoubtedly a band that was way ahead and now that the current vogue for mashing up mixes sounds and genres is here to stay and happening with a vengeance at the Vortex the UK originals drop in for a not so secret operation.

JAN KOPINSKI & KONIKIEWICZ@TRANSGROOVE
JAN KOPINSKI sax WOJCIECH KONIKIEWICZ keyboards MACIEJ MATYSIAK bass WOJTEK KOSTRZEWA drums

Jan guests with Wojtek's ambient improve groove outfit, in a stops-out exploration of sound and rhythm, building on their earlier Warsaw collaborations when Jan battled with a Marshall 4x12 and Wojtek enjoyed the schizophrenia of laptop and grand piano workouts.
Wednesday 11 April - Nowodworski Osrodek Kultury (Nowy Dwor Arts Centre)
ul. Paderewskiego 1A
05-100 Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki
Nr Warsaw,
Poland
tel./fax 22 732 08 86
tel. 22 732 08 76
e-mail: nok@nowydwormaz.pl


KOPINSKI & KONIKIEWICZ - ZONE K

JAN KOPINSKI saxes WOJCIECH KONIKIEWICZ keyboards

Jan and Wojtek's duo incarnation of ZONE K creates soundscapes and a meeting of minds in Warsaw, for a brief, but intense, evening of meta music and improvisational exchanges.
Thurs 12 April - Club Lysy Pingwin
ul. Zabkowska 11
Warsaw
Poland
tel. 22 618 02 56
e-mail: info@lysypingwin.pl

Jazz Forum links to Polish version of Europe's Jazz Magazine

 

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR 2
JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards

BERLIN: Symphony of a Great City:
Wednesday 22 February 8pm - Djanogly Theatre ,Lakeside Arts Centre

Lakeside Arts Centre,
University Park,
Nottingham NG7 2RD
BOX OFFICE & INFO LINE: 0115 846 7777
Walter Ruttmann’s definitive ‘city symphony’ is a lyrical dawn to dusk portrait of Berlin during the Weimar Republic. Divided into five movements, Ruttmann uses montage, cutting and editing to capture the pulse and tempo of Berlin in 1927, and creates moments of poetry that have seldom been equalled on film. The editing and sheer breadth of detail merges the documentary and visual narrative into a masterful film achievement. For Jan and Steve this has always been a favourite to play to; with new detail appearing each time they perform to it, it seems to create a subtle poignancy at every viewing.In the first half of the programme Jan and Steve will play a selection of their own compositions for various film and visually inspired compositions.The complete film / music performance will start in the second half.Cost: £15 (£12 concession)£9 restricted view

2011 GIGS


JAN KOPINSKI , STEFAN KOPINSKI & Joy Of Box
Jan Kopinski tenor sax, Stefan Kopinski bass, Joy of box video mix
Friday November 11th - 8.30pm - NEW ARTS EXCHANGE, Nottingham
NEW ART EXCHANGE
39 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham NG7 6BE
0115 924 8630
evening live performance: Festival of Polish Culture
Polish Art Show - SPS a Festival of Polish Culture
An evening concert of live music set to imagery of Poland and contemporary video mixes as part of the November Festival of Polish Culture celebrating the work of artists in England of Polish heritage and exploring the relationships between migration, identity and origins. Jan and son Stefan play a blend of music to video drawing on their music from their albums: GHOST MUSIC, EARTH and MIRRORS. This follows an earlier live art performance by Krissi Musiol at 7.30.
Free entry
MUSTARD PIE
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones.SEB ROCHFORD drums. MARK HOLUB drums. TOM HERBERT bass. LIRAN DONIN .bass.
Wednesday 16 November, 8:30pm - THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB, London
11Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
Part of the LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL programme. come and see avant jazz quintet - 2 bassists 2 drummers and Jan on Tenor sax, a mash-up of musicians from Pinski Zoo, Led Bib and Polar Bear. Delightfully improvised, but with stonking beats and energy.Also playing -Tom Herbert's CRUMP
Cost:£9

LIVE MUSIC TO POLISH POETRY
JAN KOPINSKI soprano sax
Thursday November 3rd -7pm - Nottingham Central Library
Opening Ceremony : Festival of Polish Culture
Polish Art Show - SPS a Festival of Polish Culture
Jan Kopinski accompanies a recital of poems by Czeslaw Milosz in the opening ceremony of a Nottingham based Festival of Polish Culture which lasts throughout November
Private view

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR 2
JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards
Saturday 29 October 8pm - The Shed
films: ONE WEEK, THE BOAT and ELECTRIC HOUSE

Three classic Buster Keaton comedy shorts about the pitfalls of D.I.Y., (including flat-pack house construction, destruction and sabotage) with live improvised soundtracks performed by the leader of cult band Pinski Zoo, (and acknowledged master of music for silent movies), Jan Kopinski on saxophone and PZ keyboard player Steve Iliffe. Jan and Steve will be joined by Dylan (Bomber) Bates in the Electric House for a high-voltage fusion of and sparks and bangs.
A family fun live music and film night at the original, one and only, gloriously weird 'The Shed'.

The Shed,
Brawby Village Hall
Brawby
Nr Malton
N.Yorkshire
YO17 6PYCost: Tickets £10 (Under 12s £5) or BUY TICKETS online
The Shed box office: 01653 668494 (+ answerphone)
Buy tickets in person or over the phone:
Tourist Information Centre, Malton: 01653 600048 / Pickering: 01751 473791
Door (and bar) opens 7:00pm Gigs start 8:00pm - click for more details:The SHED

REFLEKTOR2 JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards
5 August 12:15 - SOUTHWELL Minster, Notts

Southwell Minster , Southwell
Nottinghamshire,
UK
Cost:free
Description:REFLEKTOR duo - Jan, saxes & Steve, grand piano, give a free concert in the wonderful setting of Southwell Minster. Music will include a programme of compositions to various silent films as well as extracts from MIRRORs. Absolutely free, just wander in and listen to great music with fantastic acoustics in one of Englands finest buildings.

Eductional Workshops - BLOWING UP A STORM
JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2011 , 10:30am Hovingham Village Hall
Hovingham Village Hall
Hovingham
North Yorks
UK
Cost: Free
Details:01653 668551 or
email: lucy.galliard@piedpiper.org
Jan and Steve return to Malton to at the invitation of PIED PIPER ,the leading charity dedicated to youth music participation and performance in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, for a weekend of improvisation and creativity for young brass and saxophone players aged 13 - 18 years. Places are limited and to find out more follow this link to the website of PIED PIPER
These workshops are delivered with support from Arts Council England and Ryedale District Council

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR 2
JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards
film: BERLIN: Symphony of a Great City
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Also following their performance is a screening of the seldom seen Manhatta a short film of New York.
6 February 2011, 16:00 - BARBICAN - Cinema 1
Barbican Centre
Silk Street London
EC2Y 8DS
UK
Cost:£8.50 online (£10.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£8.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50 / Under 15 £5.50 / £6.50 Monday Madness
Box Office:020 7638 8891 (9am-8pm Mon-Sat ,11am-8pm Sun)

 

2010 GIGS

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR 2
JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards


film: DER GOLEM : Jan and Steve get to grips with The Golem.... and he's not too pleased about his treatment. A creature brought to life (before The Monster was a twinkle in Frankenstein's eye in the later more famous version) to save the Jewish people from expulsion in 16th century Prague. He runs amok, and that leads to some antisocial behaviour. A truly original and influential film from the German silent film era. The music is evocative and angry. This silent classic is an exemplary specimen of German expressionist cinema set in a 16th century Prague filled with cobbled and twisted streets with towers lurching up to the skies. A rabbi fashions a human-like, proto-Frankenstein’s monster, sculpted from rough clay and brought to life through the medieval art of Cabbalism to protect the Jewish ghetto from a Christian emperor’s decree that it be destroyed. Through surprising means the creature manages to stave off the wrath of the emperor and his court.

" a landmark in the early history of horror, and one full of visual and dramatic flourishes" - Film 4

25 September 2010, 19:30 - PHOENIX SQUARE
PHOENIX SQUARE
Midland Street
Leicester LE1 1T
UK
Cost:£6/£5.10

Box Office: 0116 2422800

 

29 October 2010, 19:00 - SHOWROOM CINEMA
SHOWROOM CINEMA
Paternoster Row
Sheffield
South Yorks S12BX
UK
Cost:£10/£8
Box Office 0114 275 7727

30 October 2010, 20:45 - PICTUREVILLE CINEMA
NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM
Bradford
West Yorks
BD1 1NQ
UK
Cost:£10/£8
Box Office 0844 856 3797

31 October 2010, 17:00 - CHAPTER CINEMA
CHAPTER CINEMA 1,
Market Road, Canton
Cardiff
South Glamorganshire
CF5 1QE
UK
Cost: £12/£10/£8
Box Office 029 2031 1050

PINSKI ZOO

JAN KOPINSKI tenor / alto saxes STEVE ILIFFE keyboards KARL BINGHAM bass STEFAN KOPINSKI bass PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums

4 November 2010, 8pm- BONINGTON THEATRE

Arnold Leisure Centre
High Street
Arnold
Nottingham NG5 7EE

MUSTARD PIE
JAN KOPINSKI saxophones.SEB ROCHFORD drums. MARK HOLUB drums. TOM HERBERT double bass. LIRAN DONIN el.bass.

14 July 2010, 20:30 - THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
11Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
UK

Originally formed for the 2009 Spitalfields Summer Stew, the band features drummer Seb Rochford and bassist Tom Herbert (from Polar Bear), and drummer Mark Holub and bassist Liran Donin (from Led Bib) – teaming up with Jan Kopinski, leader of Pinski Zoo and a legend in UK jazz.
This will be an improvised session taking in everything from dirty funk to skronking sax and squeeling electronics.
Cost:£8

JAN KOPINSKI's MIRRORS

JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. STEVE ILIFFE piano. JANINA KOPINSKA viola. ANIKÓ TÓTH voice. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums. JOY OF BOX live projections

05 Jun 2010, 20:00 - THE SAGE GATESHEAD
St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays
Gateshead, Northeast NE8 2JR
UK
Cost:£13.50
Jan Kopinski’s MIRRORS performs at the Sage’s Polish Jazz week. A great chance to see this rarely performed live music-video mix, with a performance that breaks expectations of jazz and turns Kopinski’s music and images of Poland into a waking dream. Follow the links below to find more details of the gig and Polish Jazz focus :

The Sage Gateshead ............


JAN KOPINSKI's MIRRORS

JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. STEVE ILIFFE piano. JANINA KOPINSKA viola. ANIKÓ TÓTH voice. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. MARK HOLUB drums. JOY OF BOX live projections

30 May 2010, 13:00 - DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS, Darwin Suite
Assembly Rooms, Market Place
Derby, Midlands DE1 3EH
UK
Cost:£15
MIRRORS FIRST PERFORMANCE IN 2010 on the Sunday afternoon at the Derby Jazz Weekend 29-30 May - ’Every Second’ Bi-Centennial Festival - It’s part of a triple bill featuring Jan Kopinski’s MIRRORS, Polar Bear and the Partisans. Should be a great day !! This Derby performance will feature Hungarian vocalist, Aniko Toth and Mark Holub(from Led Bib) on kit

2009 gigs

JAN KOPINSKI TRIO

JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEFAN KOPINSKI bass, MARK HOLUB drums

24 OCT 2009, 20:00 LEEDS JAZZ 25th Anniversary Concert, SEVEN ARTS

Seven Arts Centre, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allertton, Leeds
LS7 3PD
UK
Cost:£10/£8
JAN KOPINSKI TRIO Jan Kopinski saxes, Stefan Kopinski bass and Mark Holub drums - following their Mustard Pie bash, a gourmet serving -take a bit of Pinski Zoo at a pinch of Led Bib and you get a stonking helping of spiced up improv sauce for Leeds Jazz’sTwenty-fifth Anniversary Concert

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR(duo) JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards

31 Oct 2009, 22:00 - Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT)
Queens Square
Queen Street
Huddersfield HD1 2SP
UK
Cost:£15
film:NOSFERATU : Reflektor meet NOSFERATU in the form of Max Shreck, the original and best Dracula version. Classic 1920’s silent film which still chills. Perfect accompaniment of wierdness and beauty from Jan and Steve. Part of the whole evening’s special events of "Halloween Happening" which kicks off at 7pm. Lots of wierd sights. (That’s just the audience!!)
Box Office: 01484 43052

JAN KOPINSKI + MUSTARD PIE

27 SEPT 2009, 14:45 - SUMMERSTEW FESTIVAL, SPITALFIELDS MARKET

Spitalfields Market, Crispin Place, London E1
FREE EVENT
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS GIG WITH BRILLIANT NICE BLOKE AND ACE DRUMMER MARK HOLUB AND FRIENDS FROM LEDBIB, POLAR BEAR, ACOUSTIC LADYLAND.........We are MUSTARD PIE..........
" The Independent Mustard Pie (Collaboration with members of Led Bib - Polar Bear - Pinski Zoo) Sun 27 Sept. 14:45 - 15:30 Five giants of UK jazz meet for a one off improvised collaboration, simply unmissable. The drummer and bass team (Seb Rochford and Tom Herbert) from 2005 Mercury nominated Polar Bear and the drummer and bass team from 2009 Mercury nominated Led Bib (Mark Holub and Liran Donin) team up with a true legend in UK jazz, leader of Pinski Zoo Jan Kopinski. “One of Britain’s few authentic voices on saxophone” Hi-Fi News and Record Review (on Jan Kopinski). Click here for a full list of free events at Spitalfields, London E1 [http://www.spitalfields.co.uk/dspevent.php?name=EVENTS+CALENDAR]"

PINSKI ZOO

30 Aug 2009, 14:00 - FOREST RECREATION GROUND
Open Air FestiWal 2009 Made in Poland Festival
Nottingham NG7 6ND

Nottingham based charity the Signpost to Polish Success, decided to promote the culture of the new arrivals and community cohesion by organising FESTIWAL 2009 – a Community Festival with a Polish Flavour, the first festival of this type in the region. There will be music, a sports zone, activities for children, stalls with Polish and other foods and products as well as information stalls. The stage will offer a variety of music with Polish and other Easter European origins: • Trebunie Tutki - the headline band, a highly acclaimed band that plays roots music from the Polish Tatra Mountains. They have worked closely with the Twinkle Brothers, a Jamaican Reggae band, producing 2 CDs: In Sherwood and The Songs of Glory. At FESTIWAL 2009 they will perform traditional folk music, adding a modern twist to it. They will wear traditional clothes and do traditional dancing. • Pinski Zoo – a band formed by Jan Kopinski, a British born and Nottingham based jazz musician of Polish origins. Jan Kopinski’s music is one of the ways he explores his Polish roots. • The choir of St. Cecylia from the Polish Community in Nottingham with a range of traditional Polish songs; • MuHa, a band representing a new musical migration movement in the UK known as New Roots from Eastern Europe, which plays music based on Ukrainian and Russian folklore, • Aistaguca – a Nottingham based band playing Balkan music • Kacperskyband – Northampton based band of young Polish new arrivals playing rock.

JAN KOPINSKI + BIRD FOOD

16 Apr 2009, 20:00 - BONINGTON THEATRE
Anold Leisure Centre, High Street, Arnold
Nottingham NG5 7EE
tel:0115 956 0733

JAN KOPINSKI + BIRD FOOD. Jan teams up with emerging EMYJO band and Ornette enthusiasts, led by Tom Bunting bass with Sam Wooster trumpet, Alex Merritt tenor, Simon Spreyer drums - part of EMJazz Rhythm-a-Ning project.

*Note - We must point out a correction to Jazz Steps programme notes - much as Jan would have liked to have played with Ornette !! he has only played support to him, and in earlier days of the Jazz Cafe had the great pleasure of having Denardo Coleman sit in on drums with Pinski Zoo...!!!
see jazz steps for further details

2008 GIGS

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR(duo) JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards
21 Nov 2008, 12:15 - SOUTHWELL Minster, Notts

Southwell Minster , Southwell
Nottinghamshire,
UK
Cost:free
Description:REFLEKTOR duo - Jan, saxes & Steve, grand piano, give a free concert of their various compositions in the wonderful setting of Southwell Minster, celebrating its 900th year anniversary. Absolutely free, just wander in and listen to great music with fantastic acoustics in one of Englands finest buildings.

15 Nov 2008, 19:30 - Wiveliscombe Silent Film Festival
Wiveliscombe Primary School
Wiveliscombe, Somerset,
UK
Cost:N/A
film:METROPOLIS:REFLEKTOR play to the massive, awesome METROPOLIS - Returning to the greatest little silent film festival, in a slightly village of the damned setting !! The beautiful Wiveliscombe, don’t miss it.

09 Nov 2008, 16:00 - BARBICAN, Cinema 1
Silk Street
LONDON, EC2Y 8DS
UK
tel:020 7638 4141
Cost:£9.50/£7.50/£6.50
film:DER GOLEM:Jan Kopinski’s REFLEKTOR play original live score to 1920 silent film DER GOLEM. The wierdly wonderful jewish legend of a clay figure brought to life to save the Jews of Prague, but not quite under control!! The film that influenced the later James Whale talkie, Frankenstein. Occultism, expressionistic sets, visionary scenes, moralistic paradoxes and a touch of nasty behaviour behaviour - with a score of matching quirkiness.

01 Nov 2008, 20:00 - THE SHED
Hovingham Village Hall
Hovingham, North Yorkshire YO62 4LF
UK
tel:01653 668494
Cost:11.50/7.50
film:NOSFERATU:NOSFERATU inhabits the SHED - undead but with live music by REFLEKTOR (duo) - THE classic horror that has not been equalled for its style and authenticity. Coppola tried it, but he didn’t have Max Shreck !! Reflektor tonight is Jan on tenor sax Steve on keys

31 Oct 2008, 20:00 - SEVEN Arts Centre
31a Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton
Leeds, Yorkshire LS7 3PD
UK
tel:0113 262 6777
Cost:N/A
film:NOSFERATU:Halloween gets Nosferatu with live music by REFLEKTOR (duo) - THE classic horror that has not been equalled for its style and authenticity. Coppola tried it, but he didn’t have Max Shreck !! Reflektor tonight is Jan on tenor sax Steve on keys

30 Oct 2008, 20:30 - THEATRE ROYAL BATH, Ustinov
THEATRE ROYAL BATH, Sawclose, Bath
BATH, BA1 1ET
UK
tel:01225 448844
Cost:£11/£8 Discount
films:The Seashell & The Clergyman/A Propos de Nice/Svankmajer selection:Kopinski’s REFLEKTOR play live to ’Surreal Silents’ - An evening of silent films, French and Czech surreal masterpieces from the 1920s to the 1960s, set to live music from acclaimed band Reflektor, who bring a vibrant, thrilling edge to their live soundtracks.Films by by Vigo, Svankmajer and Dulac

29 Oct 2008, 20:30 - THEATRE ROYAL BATH, Ustinov
THEATRE ROYAL BATH, Sawclose, Bath
BATH, BA1 1ET
UK
tel:01225 448844
Cost:£11/£8 Discount
films:The Seashell & The Clergyman/A Propos de Nice/Svankmajer selection:Kopinski’s REFLEKTOR play live to ’Surreal Silents’ - An evening of silent films, French and Czech surreal masterpieces from the 1920s to the 1960s, set to live music from acclaimed band Reflektor, who bring a vibrant, thrilling edge to their live soundtracks.Films by by Vigo, Svankmajer and Dulac

24 May 2008, 19:30 - Trinity Arts Centre
Trinity Street,
Gainsborough, Midlands DN21 2AL
UK
Cost:Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions)
film:Nosferatu:Nosferatu (PG) with live accompaniment from Reflektor. Experience THE original Murnau Dracula film in the converted church at Gainsborough

2007 GIGS

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR(duo)

JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards

REFLEKTOR will be performing to SAFETY FIRST - & - GIVING THEM FITS -Harold LLoyd

Sunday 7th October-8pm. The Showroom, Sheffield

REFLEKTOR will be performing to SPEEDY -Harold Lloyd

Thursday 11th October- 8pm.The Showroom, Sheffield

REFLEKTOR will be performing to NOSFERATU

Sunday 10th June- Duke of York's Picturehouse

Sunday 6th May.- Phoenix Arts, Leicester

Sunday 18th March-Broadway, Nottingham

Wednesday 7th March- The Showroom,Sheffield

Friday 23rd Feb.- Chapter, Cardiff

 

JAN KOPINSKI & JIM BOXALL

JAN KOPINSKI saxes,electro-acoustics, JIM BOXALL video mixes/projections

Thursday 18th October-Broadway, Nottingham

JAN KOPINSKI & STEVE HARRIS(duo)JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE HARRIS drums

Friday 9th November - The Gallery, Lighthouse Poole

PINSKI ZOO -celebrating 25 yrs

JAN KOPINSKI tenor / alto saxes STEVE ILIFFE keyboards KARL WESLEY BINGHAM bass STEFAN KOPINSKI bass PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums

Friday June 22nd- The Vortex Jazz Club, London

Original PINSKI ZOO resident MICK NOLAN (centre) catches up with some of the present keepers of PZ at the Vortex . Brilliant to see you Mick.!

Friday May 18th - Millenium Hall, Sheffield

Thursday May 17th - Royal Northern College of Music, JCR bar, Manchester

Wednesday May 16th - Corner House, Newcastle-upon-tyne

Saturday May 12th -The Shed, Hovingham

Wednesday May 9th - The Wardrobe, Leeds

Thursday 26th April - The Y Theatre, Leicester

Wednesday 25th April - Darwin Suite, Derby


JAN KOPINSKI's MIRRORS

JAN KOPINSKI saxophones. STEVE ILIFFE piano. JANINA KOPINSKA viola. MELANIE PAPPENHEIM voice. STEFAN KOPINSKI bass. PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums. JOY OF BOX live projections
Wednesday 7th Feb - Opening night of The National Review of Live Art at The TRAMWAY, Glasgow, Scotland

2006 GIGS

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR(duo) - JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards

Saturday 18th November - Wiveliscombe Festival of Silent Cinema

BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY/ A Propos De Nice/NOSFERATU

March 8th - Exeter Phoenix Gandy street. Exeter

PINSKI ZOO JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards, KARL BINGHAM bass, STEFAN KOPINSKI bass, STEVE HARRIS drums

Thursday May 18th - Bonington Theatre Nottingham

Monday June 12th - Vortex London,

REFLEKTOR JAN KOPINSKI tenor saxophone STEVE ILIFFE keyboards STEFAN KOPINSKI bass PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums

Sunday May 21st- Newark Jazz festival

JAN KOPINSKI & REFLEKTOR-MIRRORS
JAN KOPINSKI tenor saxophone STEVE ILIFFE piano MELANIE PAPPENHEIM voice JANINA KOPINSKA viola STEFAN KOPINSKI bass PATRICK ILLINGWORTH drums JIM BOXALL projectionss

April 5th - Lakeside Arts Centre University Park. Nottingham NG7 2RB - 0115 846 7777 PREMIERE PERFORMANCE

2005 GIGS

PINSKI ZOO

Saturday April 16th 2005 - The Shed, Hovingham, North Yorkshire

Friday July 8th 2005 - Lighthouse, Poole,

KOPINSKI & KONIKIEWICZ - ZONE K JAN KOPINSKI saxes WOJCIECH KONIKIEWICZ keyboards STEVE HARRIS drums

Polish tour JULY 2005

20,21 Tygmont Jazz Club, Warsaw
22,23,24 Palace, Kalen
25,26,27,28 Radzyn Podlaski and Podlasie region
29,30,31 Zamosc Fortalicje Intuitive Art Festival
31 Art Center ,Bilgoraj

LIVE MUSIC TO FILM - EARTH (Directed by A. Dovzhenko 1930 USSR)JAN KOPINSKI saxophones STEVE ILIFFE keyboards JANINA KOPINSKA viola OKSANA TYMINSKA narration

Friday February 11th 2005 - 9pm. The Arches, Glasgow(at the National Review of Live Art) Scotland's International festival of Live Arts

Thursday April 21st 2005 - The Metro, Derby

Sat. Oct 29th '05.7.30pm- Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln Sounds & Silents' festival-Moor Lane,N. Hykeham,N. Kesteven, Lincoln

LIVE MUSIC TO FILM -REFLEKTOR -BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY (Berlin, die Sinfonie einer Grosstadt) (PG)Director: Walter Ruttmann. Germany 1927. 75mins with live soundtrack by JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards

"A dawn to dusk portrait of 1920s Berlin: a cinematic hymn to the excitement and vitality of the city. A classic example of the 'City Symphony'
genre, BERLIN... contains moments of poetry that have seldom been equalled.The lyrical tone is set from the start with the opening shots of a dawn train journey towards the city. With Karl Freund's masterly camerawork and the film's assured editing, BERLIN was hugely successful on its release, and that rarity - a film both popular and avant-garde."

November 28th 2004 - Brighton Duke of York's Picturehouse

March 11th 2005 - Bradford, Pictureville

March 12th 2005- Sheffield, Showroom,

March 20th 2005- Nottingham, Broadway,

March 24th 2005- Hull, Hull Screen,

Sun. Sept 25th '05. 4pm- Barbican, Cinema 2,London

Sat. Oct 22nd '05- Phoenix, Leicester

Sun. Oct 30th '05- mac, Birmingham

Wed. Nov 2nd '05- Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry University of Warwick

Fri. Nov 4th '05- Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

LIVE MUSIC TO SILENT FILM - REFLEKTOR - JAN KOPINSKI saxes, STEVE ILIFFE keyboards"The Seashell & The Clergyman")(Director -Germaine Dulac 1928 France), and "CHESS FEVER" (Directors - Pudovkin and Shpikovsky 1925 USSR)

Sunday July 18th 2005 - Hull International Short Film Festival 2005 Hull Screen, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull 01482 327 600