Kari Sál

Biography Kari Sál

Kari Sál

Kari Sál
Singer, songwriter, and composer; graduate of the S. Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk and the G. and K. Bacewicz University of Music in Łódź.

Her enthusiastically received album Betesda was critically acclaimed as one of the most interesting releases of 2017 (Marcin Kydryński of Polish Radio 3, Adam Baruch of Jazzis) and came second in the list of best vocal jazz albums (Adam Dobrzyński of Polish Radio 3).

The thirty-year-old artist has collaborated with many outstanding Polish and foreign jazz artists, as well as receiving a commission for a new work from Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź and sharing the stage with such musicians as Verneri Pohjola, Adam Bałdych, Helge Lien Trio, Adam Sztaba, Jacob Karlzon, Paweł Tomaszewski, Adam Klocek, as well as the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR). Kari has given performances in Poland and abroad (among others, at Berlin’s RadialSystem V and the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester).

Drawing inspiration from the works of Gretchen Parlato, Bobo Stenson, Joni Mitchell, as well as Matt Corby, Ásgeir, and Edward Shearmur. Therefore, the artist reaches in her work to the world of jazz, indie pop, and elements of classical, Lemko, and world music. The eclectic character of her style is well reflected on her debut album Betesda (pieces composed in an abandoned church in the small Icelandic village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur) as well as on the album Butterfly.

The artist lives and works in Warsaw.

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