- Bartosz Hadala - piano
- Jordan O'Connor - bass
- Nick Fraser - drums
Bartosz Hadala was born in Stalowa Wola, Poland and started his musical education at the age 7 at the local School of Music. In 2010 Bartosz moved to Canada (Toronto). That same year, Bartosz joined the Piloo Records and Production label to release his first jazz album entitled “The Runner Up”, featuring jazz greats trumpeter Randy Brecker, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. The album has been well received by the critics, who praised Bartosz for his musicianship and his compositions.
In the last 4 years, Bartosz visited Poland on many different occasions where he performed as leader and sideman with many legendary Polish jazz musicians such as: Jacek Pelc, Jarek Śmietana, Henryk Miśkiewicz as well as recent Grammy Winners bassist Paweł Pańta and drummer Cezary Konrad.
"The Runner Up is a strong debut for Bartosz Hadala. The inclusion of a powerful front line in trumpeter Brecker and saxophonist Rovatti, along with the ever-present and tasteful drumming of Antonio Sanchez and inspirational bass playing from both Noriko Ueda and Dave Anderson, make this one of the year's best records". Paul J Youngman, All About Jazz
“With a somewhat Pilc-like melodic touch and a Monk-on-steroids rhythm feel, Hadala consistently surprises with his unique directions." Brad Walseth, Chicago
Website: Bartosz Hadala
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