Maciej Fortuna

Although many musical genres are close to him, he does not close his activities to any of them. He plays solo and together with bands belonging to the leading Polish improvised music scene – Maciej Fortuna Trio (Solar Ring, Sahjia, At Home, Jazz), the multiple award-winning Maciej Fortuna Quartet or the duo Fortuna/Dys, which has released two albums – Tropy (FM, 2013) and Maciejewski Variations (DUX, 2014). He performs music combining jazz with electronics – both solo and in duet with An On Bast (albums 1, Live and Electronic Transcription of Film Music by Krzysztof Penderecki). His Slavic project based on Kolberg’s collections (Kolberg Fortuny; later Maciej Fortuna Słowiański) was exceptionally successful. He has performed at many international festivals, including Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Heineken Jazzaldia (San Sebastián Jazz Festival), and Fringe Festival.

In 2016 he performed the first-ever jazz concert inside the volcano. In 2017 he reactivated the Poznańska Piętnastka Orchestra. He conducted his composition’s premiere for 100 trumpets and percussion a year later. Since 2019, the Poznań Komeda Marathon has been held under the artistic direction of Maciej Fortuna. Legendary Polish composer Jerzy Milian dedicated his last composition to him, which was released at the turn of 2019 and 2020. In 2021 he recorded his trio album “Baltic” on a small boat floating on the sea, interacting with nature’s majesty. At that time, he began meditations for the trumpet solo, a series of interactions recorded in abandoned places and among nature in Poland and Spain.

Maciej Fortuna is an associate professor at the Academy of Music in Poznań. He conducts innovative research projects in the evolution of animated forms of musical notation and the implementation of new technologies in the creation process.

In 2012 he founded the Fortuna Music label. Since 2015 he has been working in the Jazz Poznań Association.