Biography

Jakub Olejnik

Jakub Olejnik - a double bass and bass player - Art Director Bass & Beat Festival. Is a graduate of Wroclaw Musical Academy with majors in classic (2002) and jazz (2008). Jakub defines his musical soundscape as diverse and versatile. His "sound" is built on excellent technique and rich musical know-how and is best described as eloquent.

Olejnik had his on stage debut in 1999 at a legendary Wroclaw jazz club "Rura". He began professional music carrier as a student in the band O.K.E.J., which won numerous awards at various jazz competitions.

He has performed on musical festivals in most European countries such as: Jazz Nad Odrą, Jazz Juniors, Cologne Jazz Night, Jazz Bez, Jazz Fest Brno, RCK Pro Jazz, Kosokvo Jazz Festival, Jazz Festiwal Košice, Musica Sacromontana, Green Town of Jazz, Era Jazzu and Przystanek Woodstock.

His musical on stage collaborations include many renowned artists : Rory Stuart, Piotr Wojtasik, Krzysztof Kiljański, Piotr Baron, Caren Karroll, Grzegorz Nagórski, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Kuba Stankiewicz, Dante Luciani, Agata Zubel, Rufus Reid and Nicolas Simion. He also collaborated with polish rapper and producer L.U.C. in creating various multimedia projects "39/89 Zrozumieć Polskę", "War-saw" and "Ibidem '40". In 2013 during the festival Musica Sacromontana he played alongside Carlos Pinata - an acclaimed star of flamenco music and in 2014 he played with New York guitarist Rory Stuart in Wroclaw.

His musical catalogue includes : The Sound Office – Live (2002), Brodski Jazz Quartet – Bolling – Vilensky (2004), Kasia Stankowska – Passions (2005), Gitana – Electric Eklectic, (2006), Elżbieta Woleńska – Claude Bolling: Suite For Flute and Jazz Piano Trio (2007), Chopin Profanum Quartet – Chopin Profanum (2010), L.U.C – WarSaw (2010), Jan Adamczewski – Jan Adamczewski (2011), Kasia Stankowska – Nie ma szczęścia bez miłości (2013).

Since 2004 he has been teaching double bass and bass guitar at the Instrumental Department at Wroclaw Musical Academy and since 2010 also at the Institute of Music at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Zielona Gora. In the years 2009 - 2014 he was a member of the summer courses and musical workshops including those in Pulawy, Pultusk, Nysa and Leszno.

In 2012, during the World Bass Festival he taught double bass jazz class alongside such notables as Thomas Martin, Catalin Rotaru and François Rabbath.

Now, his musical activity focuses on conducting his own quartet and trio, he is co-starring in bands: Ferja, The 5th Season and Cafe Tango. He also collaborates with Capitol Music Theatre in Wroclaw, Polish Theatre in Wroclaw and the National Forum of Music.

At present Jakub Olejnik is in the course of carrying out a doctoral degree at the Wroclaw Musical Academy, simultaneously working on new material for his solo album.

Gear


Hand carved 4/4 bass with adjustable bridge and 105cm scale
DPA 4099B Microphone
Gage Realist Pickup
D’Addario Helicore Hybrid Strings

Fender Jazz Bass ’78
ash body / maple neck / rosewood fingerboard
Elixir Nanoweb Strings

Fender Precision Bass ‘78
ash body / maple neck / maple fingerboard
Elixir Nanoweb Strings

Fender Jazz Bass Fretless Custom
Alder body / maple neck / ebony fingerboard
EMG active pickups
D’Addario Chromes Strings

Yamaha TRB5II
ash body / maple neck / rosewood fingerboard
Elixir Nanoweb Strings

Acoustic Image Clarus +

Eden WT-600 Road Runner

EBS 112 Neoline

Epifani UL2 Series 210

Epifani UL2 Series 212

SansAmp Bass Driver DI

EBS OctaBass

Electro-harmonix MicroSynth Bass

Focusrite Scarlett Solo

Contact

Booking Magdalena Pawlik

adres email

+48 608 800 666

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