Kulture+ Productions, Joe’s Pub and the Polish Cultural Institute New York present
ANNA MARIA JOPEK
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 9:30PM & 11:30PM
Joe’s Pub 425 Lafayette Street, New York City, 10003 tel: 212.967.7555 Tickets: $40 for 9:30PM & $30 for 11:30PM
Anna Maria Jopek, composer, arranger, singer and improviser, has sold one million records and collaborated with the world’s most outstanding musicians including Pat Metheny, Bobby McFerrin, Ivan Lins, Youssou N’Dour, Makoto Ozone, Richard Bona and others.
Of her own music, AMJ asks “please do not file my music under jazz. Nor under pop, folk… whatever. I embrace a lot of influences. Jazz is by far the most important in its freedom, its harmony and its sense of time but I was brought up with the old Polish folk songs. So I’m kind of rooted in all these Slavic sounds.”
“Anna is original, unique, different. She’s brave, she’s modest, she’s open. She’s a great musician. What she’s been doing all her life is just trying to play the best notes.Trying to sound good. In that particular sense, she’s a lot like me and that’s why I decided to work with her. Because she just cares for the music.” - Pat Metheny