Playing guitar was all Maciek Pysz ever wanted to do. Inspired by a long list of artists including Ralph Towner, Sylvain Luc, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola among others. His influences come from Tango, Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music but his sound is his own. Critic Stephen Graham, Marlbank (2013) stated that his compositions show “genuine improvisational flair enveloping the excellent tunes. The tunes speak to you.” As a performer, he creates a warm, sensual, energizing atmosphere which is appreciated by audiences around the world.
He moved to London in 2003 and quickly established himself as an up-and-coming artist and has toured the UK, USA and Europe with his own projects and as a sideman to other artists. Maciek established his project, the Maciek Pysz Trio, in 2008 and recorded his first EP “Discoveries” the same year. In 2010, he established his current trio with drummer Asaf Sirkis and bassist Yuri Goloubev. His first full studio album “Insight” was released in 2013 on 33 Jazz Records and later that year toured South of France and performed at the London Jazz Festival, Ceuta Jazz Festival.
Maciek recorded his second studio album ‘A Journey’ in December 2014 at Artesuono Studios in Italy, engineered by Stefano Amerio. The album features bandoneon and piano player Daniele di Bonaventura as well as Maciek’s long established trio with Yuri Goloubev on double bass and Asaf Sirkis on drums.
He has had the opportunity to work and play with a number of amazing musicians: Tim Garland, Francois Arnaud, Monika Lidke, Maurizio Minardi and Adam Glasser to name a few. Maciek has performed at a number of well known venues, radio stations (including Jazz FM and BBC R3 Jazz Record Requests) and festivals in the UK and around Europe, including: London Jazz Festival, Ceuta Jazz Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, Kings Place Festival, Hull Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Jazz Club, La Note Bleue Jazz Festival Monaco, Ronnie Scott’s, Blue Note Paris, Blue Note Poznan and many other established jazz venues throughout Europe.