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Jazz Diva, vocalist well known for her truly genuine interpretations of jazz standards, Brazilian classics, gospel and recently also classical opera. Her album “Love Dance – Ivan Lins Songbook” was unanimously declared by critics as the most interesting Latin- jazz vocal album that appeared on the Polish record market.
She lived in America since her early youth. She started her musical education as a cellist and then graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Music in Jazz Studies at Concordia University in Montreal Canada. In the early 80s Ewa moved to Los Angeles, California, where she was active on the music scene as a songwriter and a vocalist mingling with many great jazz musicians of
all times: Billy Higgins – the great swing drummer, James Gaffney – long-time accompanist to the divine Sarah Vaughn, pianist Alan Broadbent, drummer Larance Marable and bassist Larry Gales who both played with the legendary Charlie Parker - just to mention few.
In 1994 she’s decided to move back to her native Poland after living in America for over 20 years because living under constant threat of earthquakes in Los Angeles became tiring. Since then she has been working with the best musicians in Poland: Wojciech Karolak, Kazimierz
Jonkisz, Krzystof Herdzin, Bogdan Hołownia, Michał Tokaj and many others.
When in 1998 she and her husband – Piotr Cieślikowski – moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a year, they immediately became most sought after artists of the local jazz scene. Ewa was appearing unreserved with world-famous jazz stars. The phenomenal Hammondist Dr. Lonnie Smith invited her to join his performances in clubs in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale.
Together with her husband they appeared with Duffy Jackson Quartet a group of one the best
contemporary big band drummers - Duffy Jackson - who for many years had been playing in Count Basie’s Orchestra and in the summer of 2001 Ewa and her husband invited Jackson and did a concert tour with him in Poland. While in Florida Ewa promoted her CD and appeared with a remarkably talented, blind pianist Mike Gerber – the long-standing Jaco Pastoroius’ partner in
music. With Gerber and her husband they performed at the “Lake Worth Painting Festival”, and in the prestigious Clematis Street Theatre in Palm Beach.
Upon her return back to Poland in the year 2000, the artist promoted her new album appearing at a popular International Festival in Warsaw “Jazz na Starowce”.
Now her newest release “Songs from the Heart” is a collection of her favorite standards, and the critics praised it for her musicality, swing feeling, and sure interpretation.