One of New Zealand’s most talented contemporary Jazz artists, Michal Martyniuk, brings his magic to the soulful dance music arena by way of a stunning collaboration with one of the UK’s best loved vocalists, Vanessa Freeman (4Hero, Nathan Haines and Bugz In The Attic). Taken from Michal’s forthcoming 'Reconciliation EP’, 'How Do We Make It?’ sees Vanessa deliver a warm, compassionate vocal that sets a tone for kindness and self-empowerment - a message especially poignant amidst the current challenges in the world. Add to that a dynamite Neo-Soul groove that's ripe with classy keys, a bubbling bassline and infectious beats, courtesy of Michal and UK producer Mike Patto, altogether bringing a fresh, optimistic vibe for 2021.
Michał Martyniuk, (born in Poland – now living in New Zealand) is a pianist, composer and music producer, who is widely lauded as a new rising star in the Jazz scene. In 2016 Michal released his debut album, ‘Odyssey' under the After ‘Ours moniker with Nick Williams), featuring contributions from Sharlene Hector and Nathan Haines, amongst others. Then In 2018 Michal released his second album ‘Nothing To Prove’ (highlighting his mastery at the piano), followed by ‘Resonate’ in 2019, cementing his reputation as one of the most exciting up and coming artists in contemporary jazz. Furthermore, Michal achieved 2nd place at the prestigious 'Made In New York' Jazz Competition, was nominated for the prestigious ‘Fryderyk 2019 - Jazz Discovery Of The Year’ award, and in 2020 was a finalist at the ‘New Zealand Music Awards - NZ Best Jazz Artist Of The Year’ for his album ‘Resonate’. Michal is at the vanguard of the next wave of music makers venturing to build on the traditions of the past, yet evolving an exciting new future for Jazz and Neo Soul.