Karolina Glazer is recognized as the rising star of Polish jazz vocalism. She specializes in an instrumental approach to voice and directs a lot of her attention to scat improvisation. Karolina Glazer is a vocalist, composer, arranger and producer.
Karolina Glazer was born in June 10, 1982. She was always surrounded by artists. From the very beginning, Karolina was looking for new ways to express herself. Being a child, she took interest in painting, followed shortly by guitar playing and singing. Karolina Glazer calls herself “a white woman with a white voice” observing the world and its sounds. It gives her inspiration and a sense for her musical search, and makes her the citizen of the world. Studying the musical cultures of the world is her passion; you can hear it in an every sound she sings.
In 2007 she represented Poland at the International Jazz Vocalists Contest „Lady Summertime” in Finland. In July’s edition of an American monthly she was recognized as one of the five most promising vocalists in the world. The same year has brought her 3 Nominations to PAM Awards in the categories: Debut of the Year, vocalist of the Year and Jazz album. In July’s edition of an American monthly (2008), Karolina was recognized as one of the five most promising vocalists in the world. She was the first Pole to win such laurels. Karolina collaborated with such outstanding Polish musicians as: Marek Raduli, Krzysztof Ścierański, Bogdan Hołownia, Marek Bałata, Bernard Maseli, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski and Urszula Dudziak.
Karolina Glazer’s Style
Karolina experiments with the sound of her vocal by using her great imagination and a 4-octave scale. She is giving concerts with her Quintet, which includes the most prominent musicians of young generation. Her music is so supernatural that only a few people would believe it comes from Poland. The sounds she creates and sings are so exceptional and carry a tender form and energy. However, everybody unanimously defines her tracks as heavenly. Her voice calms down, forces to stop in this rushed world and reflect upon the most important aspects.
Karolina Glazer’s Performance
A concert of Karolina Glazer’s ‘Normal’ Quintet is a journey across various cultural spots of the world combined with harmony and jazz tradition. She strives towards Nu Jazz; drum’n’base connected with Arabic scales, Latin salsa with innovative sounds and house beat joined with jazz improvisation. Her concerts are always a fantastically energizing journey across various cultural spots of the world combined with harmony and jazz tradition. In this sense, the Jazzforum commented on Karolina’s gigs: “[…] the most spectacular and energizing performance was Karolina Glazer`s one, who won the heart of the audience at the very beginning of the show. Karolina`s energy, enthusiasm and fantastic scat technique made the listeners get up from their chairs very quickly”. Her debut album brought her to international attention and enabled her European tour in Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Czech, Ukraine and Poland on such outstanding festivals as, e.g. Dresden Jazztage, Ingolstadt Jazztage, Jazz Goes to Town, Jazzforum Bayreuth, Quasimodo, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival.
“[…] this time the master of bass accompanied Karolina Glazer who astonishes and delights with the scale of her voice. A connection of a vocal with Scieranski’s powerful bass is not an easy thing to do. Still, when you listen to Karolina singing, you get the impression she could sing with anyone. Her strong vocal can sometimes be “piercing” and we couldn’t help but get the impression that Karolina Glazer can revive what was best in Polish tradition of vocal jazz. The other people who had contact with her music get the same feeling and say she is one of the most promising jazz talents in vocal jazz in Poland.” iswinoujscie.pl
“[…] the most spectacular and energizing performance was Karolina Glazer’s one, who won the heart of the audience at the very beginning of the show. Karolina’s energy, enthusiasm and fantastic scat technique made the listners get up from their chairs very quickly. Her interpretation of Jean Pierre, Route 66 and Cold Duck Time was nothing but daring – especially the latter piec e which got the audience going […] ” jazz forum
To assure yourself of Karolina’s talent please take a look at TEDx the Warsaw edition.
Karolina Glazer– vocals
Luka Kowalski– piano
Daniel Popiałkiewicz– guitar
Michal Kobojek– saxophone
Andrzej Zielak– bass
Przemek Kuczynski– drums