Oct 27 2018 | 8:00 pm
Grazyna Auguscik Group$20Singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik has won the praise and admiration of music critics, jazz enthusiasts and even non-jazz audiences with a singular voice that speaks a universal language. Her elusive style challenges traditional definitions of jazz and show vocalist and musician without boundaries. Her unorthodox approach to rewriting classic works is at once a tribute to its authors as well as an adventure into uncharted territory. Her originals give a fresh taste of uncanny flavor.
Her professional music career began in Europe, completed her studies in 1992 at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has since become a prolific collaborator shearing the stage with such jazz notables as Jim Hall, Michael and Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans, Urszula Dudziak,John Medeski, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Michal Urbaniak, Terry Callier and many others. Since 1994, Grazyna has made Chicago her home. Amidst her active schedule of Worldwide performances, Grazyna has managed to record, produce and distribute 21 albums, 11 under her own record label, GM A Records, and appearing on as many projects as a guest.
In 2011 she received the Outstanding Pole Aboard award from the Teraz Polska foundation, and the annual award of the Polish Ministry of Culture.
In 2017 she received Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis awarded by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
In 2018 she received award from National Polish TV “ Polonia “Artist without boarders”
In 2016 she established “Sound and Notes” non profit foundation and will bring first time to Chicago “Chopin IN the City” an 8 day arts festival in Chicago.