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Magda Piskorczyk

MAGDA PISKORCZYK
(pronounce: peace-CORE-chick)
is a singer with a mature, low and unusual voice timbre. Described in France as "la voix noire et au costume blanc" (Black voice in a white costume). She is a guitar, bass guitar and percussion player, as well as a song writer. Magda performs music of Afro-American and African heritage. She is a two-time Semifinalist of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA. Readers of the Polish blues quarterly chose her the Female Vocalist of the Year 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Magda has released 5 CDs including:
"Mahalia" - studio album prepered in Honor of Mahalia Jackson celebrating the 100th Birthday Anniversary of the Queen of Gospel;
"Afro Groove" - double live CD feat. Billy Gibson from Memphis, harmonica virtuoso, with lots of world music flavor;
"Magda Live" (nominated to the Fryderyk Award, the most prestigious award of the Polish Phonographic Industry);
"Blues Travelling" feat. Michal Urbaniak, a renowned jazz violinist;
"Live at Satyrblues" with Swedish musician Slidin' Slim.

Three CDs: “Magda Live”, “Afro Groove” and “Mahalia”
have been nominated to the Fryderyk Award, the most prestigious award of the Polish Phonographic Industry.

In 2011 Magda started music workshops entitled Magda Piskorczyk Masterclass based on her own program. CD “Magda Piskorczyk Masterclass” released in 2012 is the fruit of such workshops organized in Warsaw.

Magda Piskorczyk regularly performs with her band and has given shows at many festivals almost all over Europe. In 2009 she was invited to play with Konoba, an international band performing traditional West African music. She has performed with many famous musicians, such as Bob Margolin, Bob Brozman, Seckou Keita, Greg Zlap, Slidin’ Slim and Engerling group. In August-September 2010 she gave 22 concerts with Blues Award Winner Billy Gibson.

In 2011 Magda prepared a special gospel program "In Honor of Mahalia Jackson" with her versions of songs known from Mahalia's records. She has performed gospel and spiritual songs many times in Poland, Germany, Sweden, Hungary and France. In 2008 she gave a series of concerts with her band at the City Sings Gospel Festival in Liverpool. There she performed also at the Hope Street Festival and during the final concert in the Metropolitan Cathedral, broadcast by the BBC Radio.


MUSIC OF MAGDA PISKORCZYK

is her tasteful arrangements of funk, blues, gospel, soul, rock and jazz classics and her own original compositions as well. Despite her music being deeply set in the Afro-American tradition, it is very personal and innovative at the same time. Joy and humour, great emotions and energy are mixed with deep messages, melancholy and moving sincerity. An unusual, very expressive usage of voice and perfectly matched sounds of guitars, a Hammond organ, a saxophone, a violin, percussion or other instruments make this music unique and captivating. Magda regularly involves the audience in collective singing, emotional shouting, hand-clapping or snapping their fingers.


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MUSICIANS AND MEDIA ABOUT MAGDA

She's a great future for the music. She's a great, great musician with very good groove and sense of music. (Bob Brozman after the concert with Magda at Dobrofest Trnava)

Excellent music, beautiful voice, musicians in top form, our audience love it absolutely.
(Serge WARIN about CD „Magda Live”, Radio Canal Bleu, France)

I can hardly wait to see this lady live on stage!
(Bobtje's Blues Pages, Holland)

That young and from Eastern Europe! Excellent! She is better than some Americans!.
(Rev. Rabia from Berkeley, USA, American blues singer)

Blues from Poland? Possibly the last place you'd expect to hear blues coming from. Magda Piskorczyk has a great bluesy voice, and you'd never guess that she was from Eastern Europe - although you might guess at Mississippi or Tennessee. (Terry Clear, Blues Bytes)

Magda is an excellent, deep-voiced singer - her voice is somewhere between Koko Taylor, Charley Patton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Tommy Johnson) - capable of tackling well-known blues, jazz and gospel numbers alongside more contemporary songs from the pens of Jacques Brel, Paul Rodgers ('Muddy Water Blues' is a wonderful performance) and Tracy Chapman, and her style is distinctive, individual and unusual. So too are her arrangements, which certainly avoid the obvious and although they are acoustic-based, can be extremely powerful... (Norman Darwen about CD "Magda Live", BluesArt-Journal)


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DISCOGRAPHY

Magda Piskorczyk - "Mahalia", Artgraff, 2011
Magda Piskorczyk - "Afro Groove", Artgraff, 2011
Magda Piskorczyk & Slidin' Slim - "Live at Satyrblues", 2010
Magda Piskorczyk - "Magda Live", 2008
Magda Piskorczyk - "Blues Travelling", feat. Michal Urbaniak, 2005
Magda Piskorczyk - "Make Your Spirit Fly", demo, 2002

As a guest:
"Magda Piskorczyk Master Class", OKO, 2012
Antoni Krupa - "Amela", Radio Cracow 2012
J.J.Band - "Blues. J.J.Band i przyjaciele grają utwory Tadeusza Nalepy", 2010
Blues Flowers - "Smacznego!", 2008
Blues Flowers - "Bluesmenty", 2005
Blues Flowers - "Spoko Wodza", 2003
Blues Flowers - "Nie będę grzeczną dziewczynką" (single), 2003
Blues Flowers - "Cieszmy się jak dzieci" (single), 2003
The Jam Session Band - "One Night At Satyrblues Live", 2003
"Chorzy na bluesa śpiewają utwory Sławka Wierzcholskiego", 2004

Compilations:
"The Best Blues...Ever!", 4CD box, EMI Music Poland 2012, song "Darkness On The Delta"
"When Blues Meets Jazz", audiophile 2CD, Singapore 2012, song "I've Got The Blues And I Can't Be Satysfied"
"Jazz Unlimited Vol.3 (The Ultimate Jazz Vocal Collection Ever)", audiophile 2CD, Singapore 2012, song "Temptation"
"Great Songwriters' Songbook", Singapore 2012, song "Temptation"
"Jazz Bar", Singapore 2012, song "Work Song"
"Acoustic Edition II", audiophile CD, Singapore 2012, song "Darkness on the Delta"
"Female Jazz II (The Greatest Vocal Collection)", 2CD, Singapore 2011, song "Darkness on the Delta"
"Jazz Unlimited", 2CD, Singapore 2011, song "I'd Rather go Blind"
"Jazz Unlimited", CD, Singapour 2011, song "I'd Rather go Blind"
"Jazz Addiction", CD audiophile, Singapour 2011, song "I’d Rather go Blind"
"Smooth Jazz po polsku" (smotth jazz in Polish), 5-CD Box, 2010, 1 song
"17 International Gastroblues Festival" DVD, Hungary 2009, 6 songs
"Blues sur Seine celebrates its 10 years", France 2008, song "Walking Blues"
"Antologia Polskiego Bluesa" vol. I & II (Polish blues Anthology, 5-CD box), 2008 & 2009, 4 songs
"Blues sur Seine, 8eme edition", song "Help Me", France 2006


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THE BAND

* Magda Piskorczyk - vocals, acoustic, electric, bass guitar, percussion, arrangements

regularly performs with her band:

* Aleksandra Siemieniuk - dobro, acoustic, electric guitar;
* Bartosz Kazek - drums and percussion.

Extended line-up:
* Stanisław Witta / Jacek Cichocki - piano and Hammond organ;
* Roman Ziobro - double bass.


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MAGDA AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

Magda has given shows at many international fests e.g.:

Jazztage Dresden, Germany (2014)
Blue Wave Festival, Rugia, Germany (2014)
Vienna Blues Spring Festival, Austria (2014)
Chemnitzer Stadtfest, Chemnitz, Grmany (2013)
Bluesovy Podzimek, Holesov, Czech Rep. (2013)
Prerov Jazz Festival, Prerov, Czech Rep. (2009, 2013)
Old Jazz Meeting, Golden Washboard, Iława, Poland (2013)
Southern Rock and Blues Festival, Kolin, Czech Rep. (2013)
Chemnitzer Blues Festival, Germany (2013)
Blues Bash, Taipei, Taiwan (2012)
Autumn with Blues, Bialystok, Poland (2001, 2002, 2004, 2012)
Opole Gospel Festival, Opole, Poland (2012)
Blues au chateau Festival, La Cheze, France (2012)
Resofest, Unna, Germany (2012)
Picnic Country, Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (2012)
Eutin Bluesfest / Blues Baltica, Germany (2011)
Suwalki Blues Festival, Suwalki, Poland (2011)
Plus Tennis Music Festival, Szczecin, Poland (2010)
Jazz Blues Jamboree, Nove Zamky, Slovakia (2010)
Dusty Road Blues Festival, Tidaholm, Sweden (2010)
Fredrikstad Bluescamp, Fredrikstad, Norway (2010)
Harmonica Bridge, Toruń and Bydgoszcz, Poland (2010)
Satyrblues, Tarnobrzeg, Poland (2003, 2009 & 2010)
Trossinger Blues Fabrik, Germany (2009)
Gastroblues, Paks, Hungary (2009)
City Sings Gospel, Liverpool, UK (2008)
Blues Goes East, Karlsruhe, Niemcy (2007)
Bluestracje - Polish Blues TOP, Chorzów and Zakopane, Poland (2007)
Buezzfest, Burgas, Bulgaria (2006)
International Blues Challenge, Memphis, USA (2005, 2006)
Resonator Guitar Festival, Sullingen, Germany (2005, 2006)
Jimiway Festival, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland (2002, 2006)
Blues Sur Seine, France (2006)
Dresden Blues Festival, Germany (2006)
Dobrofest, Trnava, Slovakia (2005)
Rawa Blues Festival, Katowice, Poland (2003, 2005)
Berlin Bluesfestival, Germany (2004)
Potsdam Bluesfestival, Germany (2004)
Blues Alive, Sumperk, Czech Republic (2002)


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CONTACT

Booking and Management:
(+48) 606-141-688;
management [AT] magdapiskorczyk.com

Media Assistant (photos, video, website, info):
Irek: media [AT] magdapiskorczyk.com



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