Sun, October 19th

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK GROUP Man Behind the Sun: Songs of Nick Drake


Doors 7PM
Show 8PM
Advance Price $20 / VIP seating $25
Door Price $25 / VIP seating $30
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DROM, Kulture+ Productions and the Polish Cultural Institute New York present

Man Behind the Sun: Songs of Nick Drake

“She's a music machine”—Christopher Loudon , Jazz Times

“The songs of Nick Drake get under your skin, insinuating their way into your consciousness through the gentle contours of their melody lines and the expressive urgency of their lyrics”—Chicago Tribune)

New York, September 15, 2014 – DROM together with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and Kulture+ Productions proudly present the Grazyna Auguscik Group with a unique project, “Man Behind the Sun: Songs of Nick Drake” on October 19 at DROM in NYC (85 Ave A). Polish-born, Chicago-based singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik has won the praise and admiration of music critics and jazz enthusiasts with a singular voice that speaks a universal language. Described as “one of the hottest jazz talents in the country” (American Jazz Scene), she is also one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today’s world jazz scene. Her unorthodox approach to rewriting classic works is at once a tribute to its authors and an adventure into uncharted territory. 

With her unique project “Man Behind the Sun,” Grazyna Auguscik pays homage to the late cult musician Nick Drake. Admired for his poetic, sad, mournful lyrics, and the melancholic charm of his music, he became an inspiration for many contemporary artists. “Drake's music takes me to a deep world” says Auguscik. “You simply cannot stop listening to it. It's just addictive.” Although several musicians have covered Drake's music (including R.E.M, Beth Gibbons, Norah Jones, or Brad Mehldau), Auguscik's “Man behind the sun” is the first such effort that dedicates entire album to the his legacy. The Chicago Jazz Magazine praised the album, saying: “Auguscik delivers choice performances of Drake's dreamy melodies and evocative lyrics. In particular, her velvety tone and vulnerable delivery are a natural fit for Drake's compositions.” 

Grazyna Auguscik Group
Grazyna Auguscik - vocals
Rob Clearfield - piano
Jon Deitemyer - drums
John Kregor - guitar
Matt Ulery – bass

Grazyna Auguscik is one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today’s world jazz scene. Her elusive style challenges traditional definitions of jazz and shows a vocalist and musician without boundaries. She began her professional music career in Europe, and then completed her studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1992. Since then she has become a prolific collaborator, sharing the stage with such jazz notables as Michael and Randy Brecker, Jim Hall, John Medeski, Paul Wertico, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Robert Irving III, Michal Urbaniak, Urszula Dudziak, Terry Callier, Patricia Barber, John McLean, Ron Perrillo, and many others. Grazyna has recorded, produced and distributed 17 albums, 10 of which were under her own record label, GMA Records, and has appeared as a guest on many projects. Since 1994, Grazyna has made Chicago her home where she performs at the legendary Green Mill, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Millennium Park, all the jazz festivals around the city, US and abroad.

Presented by DROM in partnership with
Kulture+ Productions and the Polish Cultural Institute New York. 

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