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„Derlak’s expansive soloing (...), adrenaline-

charged compositions, (...) cohesive, exhibiting a fiery chemistry music and a sence of drama – will

take the trio far”

- Ian Patterson (All about jazz)

Aga Derlak has been awarded with the most important Polish music award FRYDERYK in three categories: Jazz Artist of the Year (2023), Jazz Album of the Year (2023), Jazz Debut (2016).

The music of Aga Derlak represents most of all unrestrained expression and unstoppable freedom, which direct her on unexplored,  winding paths throught the history of her life, inspirations derived from jazz, european music, latin-american folklore, classical music; Inspirations - that sometimes wonderfully contradict and sometimes complement each other. And this dance in the midst of what is correct and incorrect, what is spoken loudly and delivered between the lines, of what is literal and figurative is  what Aga invites the listener to. Her music reflects the courage, novelty, and an absolute honesty in her search of the bigger meaning and purpose of music in the world that needs so much the breath and truth.

„Aga Derlak Trio is a strong wave of vital energy. They are a very important voice of young Polish jazz society”

- Michał Tokaj

Aga Derlak is a pianist, composer and educator. She has been awarded with the most prestigious music award in Poland FRYDERYK three times (2024: Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year; 2016: Jazz Debut of the Year). She is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. She is a winner of many prestigious awards, gaining wide recognition in the European jazz community. She is an alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston (2019) and Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (2017).

While studying in Boston, she studied under the guidance of Danilo Perez, pianist of Wayne Shorter Quartet. Aga has performed in Poland, USA, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Germany, Greece, UK, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Moldova, Slovakia, Czech Republic. She has participated in the most important jazz festivals in Europe and beyond, including, among others, such festivals as: Panama Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Jazztopad in NY, Ecuador Jazz Festival, Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, Ankara Jazz Festival, Xjazz Berlin.

       In September 2019, she performed at the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center /

Dizzy's Club in New York with her new project during the Generations in Jazz festival.

fot. BW Photos

Aga has collaborated with Zbigniew Namysłowski, Andree Hayward, Luciana Souza,

Claudio Ragazzi, Mauricio Morales, Patricia Zarate, Jerzy Malek, Michal Tomaszczyk,

Nikola Kolodziejczyk, Grzech Piotrowski, Sabina Meck and many others. She has released

three original albums: "First Thought" (2015), "Healing" (2017) and "Parallel" (2023).


Aga with her projects has been invited to the most prestigous jazz festivals and TV productions in the world, among others:

Chileuropa Festival, Chile, 2023

Recoleta Mapocho Jazz, Chile 2023

Ecuador Jazz Festival, Ekwador, 2022

Sopot Jazz Festival, 2022

Jazz Meets World Festival, Czechy, 2022

Alternatilla Jazz Festival, Hiszpania, 2022

Jazz Nad Odrą, 2022

Krakowskie Zaduszki Jazzowe, 2022

1st Baku Piano Festival, Baku, Azerbejdżan, 2022

Ni CaJazz! Festival, Alcandre, Hiszpania 2022

Jazzonalia Festival, Konin, Poland 2022

Tuesday Jazz Series, NOSPR, Katowice, Poland 2022

TVP Kultura, Aga Derlak Septet 2021

TVP Kultura, Aga Derlak Septet - concert broadcast from Enter Enea Festival 2021

Jazz Jamboree Festival, Warszawa 2021

Enter Enea Festival, Poznań, Poland 2021

International Festival of Jazz Pianists, Kalisz, Poland 2021

Festiwal JazzJantar, Gdańsk, 2021

Jazz Nad Odrą 2021, Wrocław

Generations in Jazz Festival - Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, 2019

Jazz in Ruins Festival, Poland 2019

Vertigo Sumer Jazz Festival, Poland 2019

Panama Jazz Festival, Panama 2019

Alternatilla Jazz in Mallorca Festival, Spain 2018

Ankara Jazz Festival, Turkey 2018

Festival Kolory Polski, Poland 2018

Jazz’n’Chisinau Festival, Moldavia 2018

Festiwal Jazz Od Nowa, Poland 2018

Mandau Jazz Festival, Germany 2017

Jazzinec Festival 2017

Palm Jazz Festival, Poland 2017

Edinburgh Jazz&Blues Festival, UK 2017

Nisville Jazz Festival, Serbia 2017

XJazz Festival Berlin, Germany 2017

Athens Technopolis Festival, Greece 2017

Lublin Jazz Festival, Poland 2017

Wielka Improwizacja - Wrocław NFM, Poland 2017

Jazz Jantar Festival, Poland 2017

European Jazz Conference Wrocław, Poland 2016

Festiwal Pianistólw Jazzowych w Kaliszu, Poland 2016

Silesian Jazz Festival, Poland 2016

Rzeszów Jazz Festival, Poland 2016

Orbita Jazzu, Poland 2016

Gala Fryderyk, Poland 2016

Hevhetia Festival Bratyslava, Slovakia 2015

Jazz Juniors, Poland 2015

Lotos Jazz Festival (Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa), Poland 2015

Hevhetia Festival Kosice, Slovakia 2014, 2015, 2017

Brno Jazz Festival, Czech Republic 2014

Jazz Autumn Vrchlabi, Czech Republic 2014

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