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My goal is to create a fresh and honest sound of our generation, to keep jazz cool and at the same time to push jazz forward. Because everything is always changing, my goal is to keep jazz as an art form that is still alive. As a result, jazz is in a continuous state of innovation and development. I want to grow as an instrumentalist and also as an improviser, but the main goal to me is to create my own voice as a composer.


Multi Award Winning Jazz Saxophonist Krzysztof Urbanski, recommended by The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

During Krzysztof’s career, which spans over 17 years, He is well known for taking part in concerts, festivals, jazz competitions, masterclasses, workshops :



  • Performing and leading Masterclass at The World Saxophone Saxophone Congress in Zagreb/Croatia 2018

  • Performing and leading Masterclass at The First Asian Saxophone Congress 2016

  • A Judge at The Saxophone Competition during ASC 2016 in Chiayi City/Taiwan

  • Manchester Jazz Festival 2017

  • London Jazz Festival 2015 & 2016 

  • Leading Masterclass at Royal Northern College of Music during "The Saxophone Day" 11/2015

  • A judge at Sax Idol Saxophone Competition 2014/2015

  • A judge at Taichung International Saxophone Competition 2014 & 2016


  • 1st Prize at Idol International Saxophone Competition in Chicago IL USA/ 12.2013

  • 1st Prize at Taichung International Saxophone Competition in Taiwan/ 10.2013

  • 1st Prize for Krzysztof’s Quartet at Hoeilaart International Jazz Competition in Belgium / 2008

  • 1st Prize - The Best Soloist Prize at Hoeilaart International Jazz Competition in Belgium

  • 1st Prize at the festival Jazz By The Oder (JnO). Krzysztof Urbański was proclaimed Jazz Personality of the Year.

  • 1st Prize in International Competition of Jazz Soloists Jazz Challenges where the jury consisted of such acknowledged personalities as, Billy Harper, Clarence Seay, and Steve Turre.

  • 1st Prize - Top Audience Choice Award in International Competition of Jazz Soloists Jazz Challenges 

  • 1st Prize for Krzysztof’s Quartet at International Jazz Juniors  Competition in Cracow/  2007  

  • 1st Prize - The Best Instrumentalist of the Competition Award at International Jazz Juniors Competition in Cracow 2007 

  • 1st Prize at The Polish Review of Jazz Bands in Gdynia / 2007


    Other prizes :


  • In January 2016 Krzysztof received  the scholarship from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

  • In April 2009 Krzysztof Urbański and his Quartet received the TVP Culture Award from the national broadcaster

  • In March 2009 Krzysztof received press prize by winning the  wARTo Music Award from  Gazeta Wyborcza

  • In January 2009 Krzysztof Urbański won the scholarship from Department of Culture "Young Poland" 

  • In September 2009 Krzysztof received the scholarship from the City of Wroclaw


In 2010 Krzysztof recorded his debut album named simply “Urbanski” which was very well received by the critics. This album was sold in the number of 15.000 CDs in whole Europe and the United States. With his bands he has performed at many festivals like: London Jazz Festival, Getxo Jazz Festival / Spain, Honda Jazz Festival in Wrocław, Sofia Jazz Club Sopot Jazz Festival, Gouvy Jazz Festival in Belgium, Frankfurt Musikmesse, Taichung Jazz Fest, Houili, Taipei Jazz Fest, Gent Jazz Fest, Chicago Mid West Clinic, Chicago Jazz Showcase, Hoeilaart Jazz Festival, Scarborough Jazz Fest, Honda Jazz Fest, Jazz Jamboree, JnO, Blue Note, Cleethorpe Jazz Festival, Blue Note, Royal Northern College of Music,, Manchester Jazz Festival, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at UCLA / Los Angeles, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club London, Roma Theatre / Warsaw, Vatroslav Lisinski Concerts Hall in Zagreb, Jazz Club Kontesa Zagreb...


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