BIO

Grzegorz Kapołka, silesian blues guitar player who graduated Department of Jazz and Popular Music at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

Member of the Phonographic Academy.

Director of „Gitara i Blues” association.

Multiple winner in category – The Best Polish Blues Guitar Player (2001, 2014, 2016).

He is amongst the best guitar players in Poland. It’s possible because of a lot of elements; many years of activity, composing creativity characterized by wide stylistic interest – from blues and rock to jazz, but most importantly his outstanding qualites of Kapołka as instrumentalist.

Grzegorz has recorded 6 albums signed by his name, 2 live albums and over 50 albums as session musician.

First album of his trio was recognized as „The best polish blues album that was ever made” by prestigious magazine „Muzyk”. In „Guitar Top” ranking (2002) he was found as the best polish blues guitar player, and his album „Blue Blues” took the first prize in „The Best Polish Blues Guitar Album”.

His third album as Trio was nominated for the „Fryderyk” award in „The best album of the year – Blues”.

He took part in Darek Janus’ album called Mr DJ with Frank Gambale and Robin Eubanks. So far his solo discography includes 6 albums: I’m Believing (1996), Blue Blues (1999), Blue Blues II (2001), Blue Blues 3 (2008), Blues 4 You (2013), 5th Avenue Blues (2017).

He plays with Irek Dudek for almost 30 years and used to play with legendary Young Power.

He was touring in: USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, Finland, Greece, France, Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain and more.

He worked with many great artists, such as: Tomasz Stańko, Keb Mo, Frank Gambale, Robin Eubanks, Steve Vai (rekord Guinessa) , Michael Angelo Batio (rekord Guinnesa), Darek Ziółek, Irek Głyk, Grzegorz Poliszak Andrzej Rusek, Krzesimir Dębski, Kuba Badach, Jorgos Skolias, Ewa Uryga, Krystyna Prońko, Grażyna Łobaszewska, Martyna Jakubowicz, Beata Bednarz, Bronek Duży, Irek Dudek, Leszek Winder, Henryk Gembalski, Anthimos Apostolis, Juwenudis Sarandis, Michał Zduniak, Alek Korecki, Jerzy Piotrowski, Marcin Pospieszalski, Mirek Rzepa, Darek Janus, Krzysztof Popek, Jacek Niedziela, Wojciech Niedziela, Adam Buczek, Krzysztof Zawadzki, Andrzej Urny, Kuba Badach, Mirosław Wiśnia Wiśniewski, Włodzimierz Kiniorski, Józef Ziut Gralak, zespoły: NOSPR, Irek Dudek Blues Session, Young Power, Shakin Dudi, Krywań, Golec uOrkiestra.