Artur Tuznik is a Polish piano player and composer based in Copenhagen, Denmark, active on European scene for jazz and improvised music both as a bandleader and sideman. His recognizable musical voice is strongly influenced by language of impressionism and folk music of his origins, while rooted in tradition of modal-jazz and sound we know as Scandinavian jazz.
After moving to Denmark in 2008, Tuznik made his recording debut in 2011 with his “Licak/Tuznik Quintet”, released on the Danish label BlackOut, feat. Anders Mogensen on drums. The album was received by critics as an “excellent contemporary recordand real must listen'', and Tuznik has been described as “unusually gifted improviser” and “brilliant soloist”. That was followed by a realese of his Outbreak Quartet by label of Radio Katowice, after the band won probably the most important competition in Poland “Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa”.
In 2016 he made his first trio release featuring Danish rhythm section of Nils Davidsen and Jakob Høyer - major figures on Scandinavian scene for improvised music. Album “Artur Tuznik TRIO” has been released by Polish label Multikulti, followed by great reviews internationally. The major Danish newspaper POLITIKEN placed it in TOP 5 Jazz Albums of 2017. Since then, Tuznik engaged himself into touring and writing music for his various co-operations with i.a. Thomas Agergaard, Maciej Obara and several Quintets playing his music. His work WOODS has been rewarded by Danish Popular Authors Association (DPA), presented by Danish Radio Big Band and broadcasted live. Artur is nowadays also active as a member of bands under the leadership of Janne Mark and Anders Fjeldsted to mention just a few.
As a bandleader, Tuznik has been awarded best-soloist and Grand Prix prizes on a number of international jazz competitions in Europe - Burghausen (Germany), Getxo (Spain), Hoeilaart (Belgium), Jazz-Nad-Odra (PL), Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa (PL) and more. He graduated from Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen with a master degree and with Advanced-Postgraduate-Diploma "Solistclass", studying with Carsten Dahl. Currently, finishing hil classical piano studies with Niclas Siveløv at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.
In various projects, he has shared the stage and/or recorded with artists like Tomasz Stanko, Jeremy Pelt, Tony Malaby, Maciej Obara, Anders Christensen, Carsten Dahl, Alex Riel, Andreas Lang, Richard Andersson, Anders Mogensen, Tomasz Dabrowski, Piotr Damasiewicz, Mads Vinding and many more. Artur has been performing on festivals in Europe, USA, Canada and such prestigeous venues as Lincoln Center in NYC.
Between 2015 and 2018, Artur was a part of an international super-group of young generation musicians lead by one of the most influential trumpeters in music history Tomasz Stanko. As Tomasz Stanko Experience, band has recorded and played a concert tour in Denmark followed by superb reviews in main national medias - 5 stars from Berlingske and great words from Politiken, which also wrote about Artur:
“Especially Tuznik was interesting to follow (...) With his New Ballad he also showed good work as a composer”
Jakob Baekgaard, Politiken (DK)