Metro JazzThe U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is proud to support American Jazzmen Chuck Loeb (guitar), Mitchel Forman (keyboards), and Melvin Lee Davis (bass) as they play in seven Polish cities and in Kyiv, Ukraine, during the month of May The musicians will be joined by Polish drummer Krzysztof Zawadzki, who has played with a multitude of renowned American musicians. In addition to their gigs in Żory, Knur, Poznań, Sosnowiec, Lublin, Warsaw, Łomża and Kyiv, the quartet will also conduct workshops  at Miejski Ośrodek Kultury in Żory on May 11 at 12:00 noon and at Dziekanka, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 58/60 in Warsaw on May 18 at 17:00.   The workshop in Warsaw is organized by the Jazz Department of the Chopin Music School.

The concerts and workshops are all open to the public.  Tickets for the May 16 Warsaw concert at the InterContinental Hotel are available at Ticket Online, Eventim i eBilet, EMPIK stores.


On March 10, the Chicago-based Melvin Taylor Blues Band — with Melvin Taylor on vocals and lead guitar, Felton Crews on the bass, and Krzysztof Zawadzki on drums — performed a special concert at Warsaw’s Intercontinental Hotel.

Jamming at the Intercontinental Warsaw

Jamming at the Intercontinental Warsaw

Melvin’s fingers moved faster than our camera could capture.   He also played with the guitar behind his head, with a glass… we’re not saying you should try it at home, but it was definitely cool. 

While they were touring Poland, the guys also held a jazz clinic for the students of Bednarska Music College.   We had a lot of fun and hope they come back.

While we’re at it, if you want to make sure you’re invited to other cultural events, make sure we have your contact information by writing to us at culture – underscore – warsaw – at – state – dot – gov.