Jury

Peter Bernstein

Jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein (b. 1967, New York City) has been a part ofthe jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in over 80 recordings and numerous festival, concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. As a leader, Peter has released nine albums and a DVD, Live at Smoke.

He got his first break while attending the New School when he met the legendary guitarist Jim Hall. Hall... more >

Karol Ferfecki

Jazz guitarist born in 1957. Guitar graduate (class of Edmund Jurkowski, PhD) of the Faculty of Jazz and Popular Music at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

Laureate of the 3rd National Jazz Improvisation Competition in Katowice. Since his graduation, he has been related to the... more >

Marek Napiórkowski

leading jazz guitarist in Poland. He recorded 140 albums with various artists!

Marek Napiórkowski is a leading Polish jazz guitarist and composer. Ever since the beginning of his career, his name... more >

Mike Stern

One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, the three-time Grammy nominee was born on January 10, 1953 in Boston.

After growing up in Washington D.C., he returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music... more >

Witold Wnuk

Chairman of the jury, initiator of Jarek Śmietana International Jazz Guitar Competition, international music impresario.

Cellist, graduate of the Academy of Music in Krakow (1982). In the 70s and the 80s, he co-operated as a... more >


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