Pianist Paweł Kaczmarczyk graduated in Jazz Studies at the Karol Szymanowki Academy of Music in Katowice. In 2001 he established the KBD trio with Michał Baranski on bass, and Paweł Dobrowolski on drums. Ever since his Live album with the KBD trio was chosen as the “Album of the Year” in the 2005 by Polish Public Television Channel 2 Awards, Pawel Kaczmarczyk has been considered as a major force in Polish jazz music. Pawel Kaczmarczyk has performed at a large number jazz festivals all over the world, including, among others, Leverkusener Jazztage (Germany), Jazz Meeting Berlin (Germany), Palatia Jazz Festival (Germany), 12 points! European's New Jazz (Ireland), Gulf Jazz Nights (United Arab Emirates).