Singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik has won the praise and admiration of music critics, jazz enthusiasts and even non-jazz audiences with a singular voice that speaks a universal language. She is one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today’s World jazz scene.
Her elusive style challenges traditional definitions of jazz and shows a vocalist and musician without boundaries.
Her unorthodox approach to rewriting classic works pays tribute to their authors and at the same time is an adventure into uncharted territory. Her originals give a fresh taste of uncanny flavor.
Her professional music career She began in
Since 1994, Grazyna has made
Among many awards she was named Best Jazz Vocalist 6 times by the prestigious European Jazz Forum Magazine, Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival awarded her the TOP VOCALIST with album Homage - Three for Brazil recorded for Pony Canyon Records in Japan.The LA Times says "Grazyna Auguscik is doing important work in advancing the potential for imaginative jazz singing. She is a singer to be watched." "Auguscik has assembled a dream band. Taking charge of the band she has created, she could make a difference in jazz today. Auguscik may be on the brink of innovation as does her CD "The Light" says Howard Reich "Chicago Tribune" music critic.
The Grazyna Auguscik Orkestar Universale Project, presented at
Howard Reich of the
Chicago Tribune said about her performance: “Auguscik and her ensemble
like nothing else you ever heard; they are out of this world. This
performer is one of the best voices to be heard today.”
”She's a music machine" - Christopher Loudon “Jazz Times”
”a strikingly original vocal style, hauntingly beautiful” - Bill Milkowski “JAZZIZ”
"Andança is a beautiful album with a great repertoire.... I have one word to describe this album -- gorgeous.
Grazyna Auguscik and Paulinho Garcia have never sounded better together. The entire album is a feast for the ears."
- Randy Morse, Producer/Host "The Best of Brazil" KZUM 89.3 FM Lincoln, Nebraska
GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK from her new CD, THE LIGHT. I want you to process and synthesize
a whole new world jazz fusion from a ‘Peter Gabriel’ bossa nova perspective - a new interesting
direction for this very progressive artist . We played Roberta Flack’s “Until It’s Time For You To Go,”
Auguscik’s version is ingenious , worldly, out reaching our perspective of how a jazz singer should sound.
Grazyna Auguscik is setting a new standard for modern jazz singing, Listen to Auguscik’s version
of Barber’s “If I Were Blue,” surreal, European and blue, with ketch string accompaniment, occurrent of blue.
- Dick Crockett /STILL ANOTHER JAZZ SHOW/ “The Voice” 88.7fm / Sacramento, Ca
"Grazyna Auguscik is not merely a vocalist
but, rather a musician who
- Howard Reich "
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