Michal Urbaniak - Urbanator (Friday)
The Polish violinist and composer Michal Urbaniak has recorded and toured with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis (featuring on the album ‘Tutu’) Billy Cobham, Urszula Dudziak, George Benson and Quincy Jones.
He now brings his full band Urbanator to Hideaway for two exclusive London shows featuring acclaimed guitarist and MOBO nominee Femi Temowo and Xantoné Blacq on keys (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Laura Mvula).
During 1975 - 1989, Urbaniak ran Michal Urbaniak Fusion, a renowned band which played at major concert halls and clubs all over the US (Village Vanguard, Village Gate, Carnegie Hall, New York Jazz Festival, Newport, Washington). At that time, he had a chance to play with the biggest jazz legends of all-time, such as George Benson, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, Ron Carter, Stéphane Grappelli and Miles Davis.
Playing with Miles at that time meant more than winning any prestigious award, especially with Davis reportedly exclaiming "Get me this &$!#% Polish fiddler, he's got the sound!"
A Hideaway Joint Promotion in Association with Michal Urbaniak