„Togetherness” is a record of an unusual meeting of three artists - people who come from different countries and cultures but who were joined by their jazz-folk roots and similar level of sensitivity. It has been two years since the release of their first album „Unseen”. During this time Szymon Mika has cooperated with masters like Dave Holland, Avishai Cohen, Joshua Redman czy Mark Turner. These experiences have influenced his music, which is now even more above all borders and divisions.
Today, the guitarist is presenting a well-thought and deeply musical album, which is able to reach a really vast and various range of listeners.
Szymon Mika (born 1991) – one of the most talented guitarists of young generation, prizewinner of International Jarek Śmietana Jazz Guitar Competition, Grand Prix Jazz Nad Odrą and many more. Recognized for great technique and sound he also delights audience with uncommon maturity. Great personalities such as Peter Bernstein, Mike Stern and John Abercrombie have expressed their admiration for his talent.
Szymon has played on numerous national and international festivals (for example Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz Fest Wien) and participated in many jazz workshops.
In 2016 he graduated with master degree from Music Academy in Katowice, he continued his studies in Basel at Jazz Campus. In 2017-2018 he participated in Fousyear program where he was working on music and performing with Avishai Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Holland, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman to name a few.
On daily basis he shares the stage with top Polish jazz musicians, being a part of original music projects. He’s also a composer, three CDs with some of his original music have so far been released: “Organ Spot” by Organ Spot, “Popyt” by Mateusz Pałka/Szymon Mika Quartet and his last trio albums: „Unseen” and „Togetherness” recorded with Polish bassist Max Mucha and Israeli/American drummer – Ziv Ravitz.
Szymon Mika – guitar
Max Mucha – bass
Ziv Ravitz – drums