jakub rojek-composer/pianist/educator

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Jakub Rojek blends composition, and improvisation with an uncanny ease, much in the same way that he makes non-idiomatic improvisation and classical worlds to coexist in an unpretentious symbiosis and without any pretense of defining them. Classically infused as a pianist and composer, he flawlessly moves between writing polyphonic piano pieces, etudes, sonatas, to writing hybrid compositions involving beatboxing and use of electronics. 

He had been commissioned to write for Polish soprano Milena Lange, Self-Imposed Exile, and Post-Decadent Bourgeoisie Parlor among others. His recent collaborations include creating a live sound design to the work by a visual artist Karine Laval entitled “Memorandum to the Victims of 9/11.” His works have been awarded prizes at International Composition Competition in Darmstadt, Germany and performed in venues such as Jordan Hall in Boston, Chopin Theatre in Chicago, and in his native Poland. Rojek’s music has been documented on four album releases, all four featuring him as a pianist and composer respectively, “Cudawianki”, 2011, “Impish Brevity”, 2013, “Live from Steinway Hall”  released in 2015 on A-side Records, and "Voluptuous Velocities", 2016. 

Rojek hails from Poland, where he spent his formative years studying and playing classical and cabaret music. In 2002, he relocated to the United States to further his musical education under tutelage of Frank Caruso and later Danilo Perez, Frank Carlberg and Michael Gandolfi at the prestigious New England Conservatory. His professional credits include performances alongside jazz greats Dave Holland, Dave Douglas, Cecil McBee, John Hollenbeck to name few. 

Among his most recent musical incarnations are Javelinas, a project with percussionist Jacob Ransom, Post-Decadent Bourgeoisie Parlor (compositions for piano duo), Self-imposed Exile (electronic/improvised chamber trio project), and DownHearr (improvised trio w/rhythm section).  Recent publications include Sounds From The Self-Exposed Exile for clarinet and piano, and "Crimson" for soprano and piano  by Hsinja Publishing, 2015.

Sonorandom II mov.
Iconocerto for Orchestra and Piano
Fly Try
Self-Imposed Exile
Non Seguey-Thor
Jakub Rojek Trio
Jakub Rojek Trio
Sideways Mountain-Live from Steinway Hall
Crimson-song cycle '2013

Self-Imposed Exile Debut album is out now!

Impish Brevity, is now available on Cdbaby!

© Jakub Rojek 2013