prof. dr hab. Piotr Wyleżoł – HEAD

photo by Alicja Dybowska

Piotr Wyleżoł is an outstanding, multi-award winning Polish jazz pianist, composer, band leader, “one of Europe’s most prodigiously talented pianist” (by British „Blues&Soul” Amrys Baird), and one of the most creative and important pianists on the Polish jazz scene.
His last album “Human Things” was released in March 2018 by the most important and legendary series in Polish jazz history, “Polish Jazz”.
Piotr was born December 6th, 1976 and, as a child, was already winning awards at national piano competitions in Poland. He was called the „golden child“ when at 10 and 11 years old, he performed Mozart and Beethoven piano concertos with the Philharmonic Orchestras.
Piotr Wyleżoł is regularly performing all over the world with his own music, and also many great artists.
He graduated from the Jazz Department in the Academy of Music in Katowice. As a student Piotr started to co-operate with legends of Polish jazz like Janusz Muniak, or Jarek Smietana and others. Wyleżoł was also the laureate of the individual award at the International Jazz Improvisation Competition, as well as many other jazz competitions with several groups.
Piotr Wyleżoł is leading bands playing his original music since beginning his activity as an artist. He recorded 9 albums as leader and several dozen with other artists. His last Trio album: “Children’s Episodes” released by Fresh Sound Records label, was nominated for a Fryderyk Award (Poland’s equivalent of a Grammy Award), in the Jazz Album of The Year category.
Since 2007 Piotr Wyleżoł has been leading the Jazz Piano Class at the Krakow Academy of Music.