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Poland – Jazz Jamboree Festival

Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It has a long Baltic Sea coastline. It is bordered by:
• Belarus
• Czech Republic
• Germany
• Lithuania
• Russia
• Slovakia
• Ukraine

Jazz Jamboree Festival is one of the biggest festival that takes place in Warsaw.

Overview of Jazz Jamboree Festival

• It is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe.
• It is organized by Jazz Jamboree Foundation.
• The first Jazz Jamboree was organised by Hot-Club Hybrydy.
• It was three days long.
• It dated from 18 to 21 September 1958.
• It came to be known as “Jazz 58”.
• The first three editions of the festival took place in the student’s club Stodola.
• Then the venue was changed to Filharmonia Narodowa.
• Since 1965, all editions have taken place in Sala Kongresowa.
• This is in Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw.
• The name “Jazz Jamboree” was invented by Leopold Tyrmand.

• Anna Jagielska-Riveiro : vocals, guitar, art direction
• Marta Maslanka : santur
• Wojciech Lubertowic from darabuka, daff
• Michael Pindakiewicz : guitar
• Mohammad Rasouli : flutes tion, tar, daff

PRICE: Tickets are sold at a price 20 zl.
• When: Nov – Dec 2013 (annual)
• Where: Warsaw
• Opening Hours:7pm or 8pm

Other Events of Warsaw

Musical Gardens Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Opera, Music – Classical, Dance – Classical
• Month: July
Sztuka Ulicy – Street Art Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Performing Art, Art, Dance – Various Styles
• Month: June
Warsaw autumn – International Festival of Contemporary Music (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Contemporary
• Month: September
Warsaw International Book Fair (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Book, Literature, Writing
• Month: May
Warsaw International Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film, Film – Documentary, Film – Short
• Month: October
Warsaw International Poster Biennale (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Art
• Month: June
Warsaw Jazz Jamboree (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Jazz
• Month: November
Watch Docs – Human Rights in Film (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film – Documentary, Human Rights, Film
• Month: December

Other Events of Poland

• Easter Monday
• May Day (May 1)
• Swieto Trzeciego Maja “Constitution Day” (May 3)
• Victory Day (May 9)
• Corpus Christi (June 22)
• Assumption (August 15)
• All Saints’ Day (November 1)
• Independence Day (November 11)
• Saint Andrew’s Eve (November 29)
• Christmas (December 25-26)
• Constitution Day: May 3
• St. Stanislaw Procession: takes place in Krakow on the first Sunday after May 8.
• Krakow Film Festival: occurs the end of May and on into the first week of June.
• Mozart Festival
• Jewish Culture Festival: encompasses synagogue singing, klezmer music and Hasidic, classical, and Jewish folk music.
• Wianki

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country.
• The climate is oceanic in the north and west.
• It becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.
• Summers are generally warm.
• It is with average temperatures between 18 °C (64 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F).
• Winters are rather cold.
• There are with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and 6 °C (21 °F) in the northeast.
• Precipitation falls throughout the year.
• The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian that is located in south-western Poland.

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How to get to Poland?

1. By plane
• Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland.
• Poland’s national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines.
• There are also a number of low cost airlines that fly to Poland. These include:
– WizzAir
– EasyJet
– Germanwings
– Norwegian
– Ryanair
There are also direct flights from United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from:
– Toronto
– New York
– Chicago
– Non-direct flights from other cities
International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw (WAW). Other major airports in Poland are:
– Krakow
– Katowice
– Gdask
– Pozna
– Wrocaw
– Szczecin
– Rzeszow
– Bydgoszcz
A new terminal has been opened at the Warsaw Chopin airport which will significantly increase the airport’s capacity.

2. By Train
Direct connections with:
• Berlin
• Amsterdam, via Koeln, Hannover
• Kiev via Lviv
• Vienna
• Prague
• Moscow

3. By Car
You can enter Poland by one of many roads linking Poland with the neighboring countries.

4. By Bus
There are many international bus lines that connect major Polish cities.
• Voyager
• Eurolines
• Ecolines
• PolskiBus.com
• Simple Express

5. By Boat
• From Sweden
– Ystad by Unity Line
– Karlskrona by Stena Line
– Nynashamn
– Visby
– Ystad by Polferries

• From Denmark
– Copenhagen
– Bornholm

• From Finland
– Helsinki by Finnlines

• From Germany
– Rostock by Finnlines

6. By Yacht
There are more and more ports along Polish coast. Bigger marinas are located in:
– Szczecin
– Eba
– Hel
– Gdynia
– Gdask

7. By plane
– Polish national carrier LOT has daily connections.
– These are between the biggest cities with a hub in Warsaw.

8. By train
– In Poland, the national railway carriers are PKP InterCity and Przewozy Regionalne.
– There are few local carriers that belong to voivod ships or major cities.
– Train tickets are quite economical.
There are new InterCity routes such as:
• Warsaw – Katowice
• Warsaw – Krakow
• Warsaw – Pozna
• Pozna – Szczecin
Train types
• E-IC (ExpressInterCity) / EC (EuroCity) / Ex (Express)
• TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)
• RE (RegioEkspress)
• IR (InterRegio)
• REGIO / Osobowy
• Podmiejski
• Narrow gauge

Some Travel Books on Poland

Poland Lonely Planet Poland Poland: A Unique Country & Its People

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at staypoland.com
Hotels at travelpoland.com

Blogs / Sites about Poland

Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at jazz-jamboree.pl
Blogs at warsaw-online.eu
Blogs at masimas.com

Images and photos of Poland

Images at google.com
Images at wikipedia.org
Images at jazz-jamboree.pl
Images at masimas.com

Videos of Poland

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