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Jazz composer Wlodek Pawlik wins Grammy

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Peter Gentle 27.01.2014 08:00
Wlodek Pawlik has won the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Grammy at the ceremony in Los Angeles for the album 'Night in Calisia' by his trio, trumpeter Randy Brecker and Kalisz Philharmonic.

Wlodek Pawlik holds the award for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 26 January: photo - EPA/PAUL BUCK

The award is the first ever for a Polish jazz musician at the United State's top music ceremony, now in its 56th year.

Pawlik thanked all those "who contributed to the success of this album in America, including my wife, who is the producer.

"I would like to add that the entire production of this album was created in Poland. This is a Polish product," he added.

Wlodek Pawlik is one of Poland’s top jazz pianists and composers and has written scores for movies including Peter Greenway’s ‘Nightwatching’ and several features by leading Polish directors.

French electronic music duo Daft Punk arrive for the 56th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 26 January: photo - EPA/MICHAEL NELSON

Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers won the Record of the Year Grammy for the album 'Get Lucky' and 'Royals' by Lorde won in the Song of the Year and Pop Solo Performance sections at the Nokia Theatre. (pg)

Listen to an interview that Wlodek Pawlik gave to Polish Radio's English Section after learning of his nomination in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble category at the Grammy Awards here.

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