Bester Quartet (Poland)

(19.07.2012, 8:00 PM, Tempel synagogue)

 

The phonomenon on the world music map. Characteristic feature of the band is playing music of wide stylistic spectrum, in which there were assimilated elements of classical music, jazz, avant garde and achievements of contemporary chamber music, where the foundation for building unique instrumental forms is improvisation. The band constantly draws attention of music critics and public all over the world, thanks to the original and artistically brave repertoire, based mainly on Bester's own compositions or prepared specially for this set of musicians. This formation is a new face of The Cracow Klezmer Band, which had been awarded a Grand Prix of Polish Radio 'New Tradition' Festival 2000. Bester Quartet has made countless number of recordings for television and radio stations and cooperated with many brilliant artists of jazz, klezmer and avant garde music: John Zorn, Tomasz Stańko, Grażyna Auguścik, John McLean, Don Byron, Frank London and others.

 

Band members:

Jarosław Bester – accordion

Mikołaj Pospieszalski – double bass

Oleg Dyyak – accordion, clarinet, percussion instruments

Jarosław Tyrała – violin