Anna Maria Jopek, one of Poland’s best-known singers comes to Bremen; she has previously performed with Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. And as Poland is jazzahead!’s partner country this year, she brings with her the no less famous Polish pianist Leszek Możdżer. Anna Maria Jopek and Leszek Możdżer both share firstly a classical education, secondly admiration for Polish music, and at last a great friendship on stage. This gala concert is a rare joint appearance and a special premiere: A salute to the masters, styles and genres of Polish music that have shaped their artistic personalities. Expect references to Chopin, Szymanowski and Mazurka.