Casimir Liberski

Casimir Liberski

BandJazzAvant-garde

This is the newest sound around finding its inspiration in ALL musics belonging to the present time and of course what also came before us. Our goal is to make music that lives in today's reality telling atemporal stories about the world speaking the universal sound grammar. Empty mind, open heart.

Biography

Born in Brussels, Belgium 1988. Casimir has always been self taught. He started to learn tunes by ear at the age of 5, mostly jazz, blues, pop and some classical . His first major influences were Thelonious Monk, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Hendrix, John lee Hooker, Keith Jarrett, Nino Rota... At the age of 13, Casimir took his jazz piano lessons with the Belgian pianist and professor Nathalie Loriers who introduced him to the music of Bill Evans which was an epiphany for him. Casimir Liberski's first trio was founded when he was about 14 and started gigging around in Belgium and France. Casimir also composed the soundtrack for the film Bunker Paradise by Stefan Liberski, his father. Casimir's most important music encounter was with Ornette Coleman when he was around 14. He kept visiting him regularly in NY throughout his high school years to learn about harmolody and to play intense jam sessions together with Charnett Moffett, Warren Smith, Denardo and many other great musicians who would come by. Another beatufiul artist Casimir admires and had the amazing opportunity to become close friend with over the years, is the Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi. Mr Kikuchi has transmitted a lot of knowledge to him. Mostly about modern classical music. Casimir took some private lessons with the very well known pianist Brad Mehldau in NY and studied privately with musicians like Craig Taborn, Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Sal Mosca, Connie Crothers and many Belgian musicians and teachers as well. Casimir is currently attending Berklee College of Music from where he was given the prestigious Presidential Scholarship. Casimir recently played in Greg Osby's band at the Berklee Performance Center.

Discography

-Mr Senbei (2004)
-Bunker Paradise (solo piano) original soundtrack (2005)
-Birth Session (2007)
-Jazz Revelation Records

Set List

-improvisations
-compositions
-beats , tacks
The repertoire is completely original. We play as long as needed but usually a set would be around 50 minutes long.