Nickname: Karolina Beimcik, Country: Poland, Language: English
I offer: Karolina Beimcik is a Polish singer now living in New York City. She received the second prize at the Polish Radio 2 Festival "New Tradition" (Warsaw, 2011), grand prix at the Niemen Non-Stop Festival (Słupsk, 2008), Polish Television Special Prize at the Niemen Non-Stop Festival (Słupsk, 2008), Marshall of Pomerania Prize at the Niemen Non-Stop Festival (Słupsk, 2008), second prize at the International Meetings of Jazz Singers (Zamość, 2007). Blending elements of jazz, Polish and Ukrainian folk music, her band’s released two albums, "Kolędy I szczedriwki” and “Vesna” which includes traditional melodies, carols and pastorals, some of them almost completely forgotten, living only in the memories of the inhabitants of small villages in the Eastern Borderlands (Kresy). The album is the result of collaboration with the best Polish jazz musicians and was very well received by critics.