Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Rafał Sarnecki is a jazz guitarist and composer currently living in New York. He started to gain recognition in Europe after his success at the International Jazz Guitar Competition - Guitar City 2002 in Warsaw where he got the 1st award. In 2005 he moved to New York where he received a scholarship at the Jazz and Contemporary Music program at the New School University in Manhattan. In 2008 he finished his undergraduate degree from The New School. In 2010 he received his MA degree in jazz performance from the Queens College CUNY also in New York.
As a leader of his own jazz projects Rafał has performed in clubs and festivals in 11 European countries, Israel, China, Korea and has toured the East and West coast of the US. He has recorded 3 CDs as a leader. The debut album Song From a New Place (2008) was nominated for the Fryderyk 2009 Award, the Polish...Read more