Kroke is a group that has been a roaring success on numerous stages throughout the world for many years. Initially associated solely with klezmer music, in their current works Kroke draw inspiration from ethnic music using their own improvisations. This way they create their unique style which floats across borders, forms and time. Kroke’s music was not only noticed by a wide audience, but also appreciated by artists around the world such as Peter Gabriel, Steven Spielberg, Tomasz Stańko and Nigel Kennedy.
“I love this band. They’re fantastic, soulful musicians” – Peter Gabriel
“What makes me feel drawn to Kroke’s music is the spiritual reality of the musicians, this means honesty and authenticity of the music” – Nigel Kennedy
In 2017 Kroke celebrated their 25th Anniversary and due to this occasion they released two albums: Traveller and a 2CD compilation 25 – The Best Of which includes the most important pieces from Kroke’s discography. The same year the Polish publishing house Świat Książki released a richly illustrated book on Kroke with the group’s archival photographs and interviews with each artist from the band.
Tomasz Kukurba (viola)
Jerzy Bawoł (accordion)
Tomasz Lato (double bass)
The Kroke concert at Jazz in the Park is supported by Institutul Polonez Bucharest.