Jazz concerts celebrate Polish Independence Day

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On the occasion of Polish Independence Day, November 11, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland will hold two jazz concerts featuring the Jarek Smietana Quartet in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on November 9 and November 11 respectively.

Jarek Smietana is a premier jazz musician in Poland and one of the top guitar players in Europe, said an embassy press release.

For several years, he has been the most outstanding jazz guitarist in jazz critics' and listeners' pools, according to reviews in magazines like the Jazz Forum, Jazz, Gitara i Bass and Muzyk. He is also the winner of "Fryderyk "˜98 award for "Songs and Other Ballads."

During his musical career he has played and recorded with great contemporaries including Art Farmer, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Carter Jefferson, Vince Mednoza, John Abercrombie and Dave Friedman.

In Hanoi:
Limited number of free tickets are available at the Administration-External Relations Division at A3 Building, Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam St., Dong Da District.

In HCMC:
Tickets, priced from VND100,000 to VND300,000, are on sale at the Box Office of HCMC Opera House, Dong Khoi Street, District 1.

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