M I C H A Ł W I E R B A is a rising star on Polish jazz scene – a pianist, composer and producer
of a new generation with a recognizable style of playing, extraordinary image and charizmatic
personality. His style draws elements from jazz, funk, pop, cinematic and electronic music.
Started playing piano at the age of seventeen, few years later he became the winner of
numerous jazz competitions all over Europe, such as GETXO Jazz Festival (Spain), Hauge Jazz
Festival (Netherlands), Jazz Hoeilaart Festival (Belgium), Jazz Juniors, Jazz nad Odrą (Poland) etc.
He was nominated for the Cultural Guarantees award in 2010 (Wierba & Schmidt Quintet) and
supported Wayne Shorter Quartet on Lotos Jazz Festival (Poland, 2008). He has worked with
leading Polish and American artists such as Ronnie Burrage, Marek Bałata, Marek Piekarczyk, Piotr
Baron, Piotr Wojtasik, Benjamin Drazen, Nimrod Speaks, Tomasz ,,Kukush” Kukurba (from Polish
famous group Kroke), Marlene Rosenberg, Wojciech Myrczek, Frank Parker, Arek Skolik, Karo
Glazer and others. He has recorded around twenty albums (as a leader and session musician).
In 2013 he focused on a solo career. He began to write his own music and make his own records,
putting a band together and touring regularly with Michał Wierba Doppelganger Project (Orange Sky
solo album) and then with Michał Wierba & The Hunters. In 2016 Wierba toured with a legendary
American jazz drummer Ronnie Burrage, with whom he performed on All Souls Jazz Festival in
Chicago. In addition, musicians recorded an official singiel entitled ,,The Dance of The Great
Spirit”, which was the beginning of their cooperation as the group Holographic Principle (with
reknown American basist Nimrod Speaks). Furthermore, this year Polish artist released his solo
album ,,Body Language” (Live in Polish Radio III /Trójka: For Tune Records) appreciated by
Wierba currently is working on his doctor thesis at Cracow Academy of Music and he is
recording his next album ,,Sea & Fire”, which is the first Polish album created with the newest
electronic instrument- ROLI Seaboard, being a precursor of the use of this new technology on
European music scene.
Discography (as a leader): BLACKJACK (Jazz Forum Records 2009); 2009 MAYA (Jazz Forum
Records) 2010 LIVE IN GETXO (Errabal) 2010 BLACK MONOLITH (SJ Records) 2011 THE
MOLE PEOPLE (SJ Records), 2013 ORANGE SKY (Jazz Forum Records); 2017 BODY
LANGUAGE (For Tune Records)