The North Street Cabaret in Madison
with JOHN KREGOR
Grażyna Auguścik is the 2018 winner of the
TVP Polonia award "Artist Without Borders."
Since 2003, the award is granted every year to
the most popular Polish artists in the world.
From the event website: Singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik has won the praise and admiration of music critics, jazz enthusiasts and even non-jazz audiences with a singular voice that speaks a universal language.
She is one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today’s World jazz scene. Her elusive style challenges traditional definitions of jazz and show vocalist and musician without boundaries. Her unorthodox approach to rewriting classic works is at once a tribute to its authors as well as an adventure into uncharted territory. Her originals give a fresh taste of uncanny flavor.
Her professional music career began in Europe, completed her studies in 1992 at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has since become a prolific collaborator sharing the stage with such jazz notables as Jim Hall, Michael and Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans, Urszula Dudziak, John Medeski, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Michal Urbaniak, and many others.
Since 1994, Grazyna has made Chicago her home where she performs at the legendary Green Mill, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Millennium Park, to name just a few.
From John Kregor's website: Kregor is a prized member of Chicago's jazz community, due to his versatility, his lightning-speed mastery of new music, his big ears, his attentive ensemble playing, and his ingenuity as a soloist. He has played with groups of all sizes and styles, including groups led by Jim Gailloreto, Rob Clearfield, Matt Ulery, and Grazyna Auguscik. Patricia Barber brought Kregor into her quartet in 2011, and he is featured in her performances every Monday at Chicago's famed Green Mill and at venues all over the United States and Europe. Jazz critic Howard Reich has praised Kregor's sensitivity, and critic Neil Tesser has dubbed him "edgy and arresting".
Admission is $10 and benefits the artists
Location: The North Street Cabaret
610 North Street, Madison, WI 53703