Smile - 'Extreme' reharmonisation for violin, viola and voice
This is one of my favourite standards and I always felt it has a 'dark edge', so I decided to re-harmonise, arrange and perform it.
voice, 2 x backing violin, 2 x backing viola, 2 x solo violin - Agata Kubiak-Kenworthy
London-based Polish singer and violinist Agata Kubiak fuses Jazz, Classical, Rock, Folk, Sung Poetry and her own Polish roots to create music that is genuinely unlike anything else. Her sound is first and foremost emotionally-driven, not afraid to show vulnerability or passion, whether singing in English or Polish. Agata’s background is exceptionally diverse, touring across Poland in a punk band aged 15, studying Classical music at the London College of Music, and working as a session violinist in London. Her two quartets, string and jazz, come together for her debut recording, released in May 2014.
Agata was one of the finalists of an International Jazz Competition Riga Jazz Stage 2014. She was also listed in top20 jazz singers of 2015 by European Jazz Magazine - Jazz Forum.
Agata is currently working on her 2nd album.
Aside of composing and performing her own music Agata Kubiak is a junior academic, published author and a researcher. Her PhD research was based around string players creativity in composer/performer collaborations. For details and publications list go to Research on this site.