The Polish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith serves the entire Polish Community in London by providing a wide spectrum of cultural and artistic events for people of all ages. It is the largest organization of its kind outside Poland, and provides a variety of facilities for the community including: theatre, art gallery, library, bookshop, restaurant and café. To fill a gap in our diverse musical programme and broaden the scope of our musical offerings, we have now established in the specially refurbished basement premises a permanent venue to promote the cultural traditions of Polish Jazz Music. Polish jazz has a rich history and extremely vibrant scene. Famous artists include composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda, trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, violinist Michael Urbaniak, vocalist Urszula Dudziak and groups such as the legendary Komeda sextet.
The Jazz Café will seek to present Polish jazz to our community and also to the wider jazz loving constituency in London in an attractive modern setting. The Jazz Caf� aims to provide regular jazz concert featuring Polish musicians and singers, jazz sessions for Polish, British and other jazz artists regular workshops for young Polish and British musicians, launches of new recordings by Polish and British artists, showings of Polish jazz posters, photographs and related art.
With the financial assistance of both the Polish Cultural Centre and the Arts Council England we have been able to create a large, stylish and comfortable space with bar and excellent acoustics.
We are looking forward to bring some wonderful music and enjoyable evenings to both residents of West London and jazz enthusiasts from further afield.