Rafal Sarnecki (Guitar)

Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Rafal Sarnecki is a jazz guitarist and composer currently living in New York. In the 9 years that Rafal spent living in the Big Apple he has become one of the most sought after jazz composers of his generation. As a leader of his own projects Rafal has toured 11 European countries, China, Israel and the East and West Coast of the US. He has recorded 3 CDs as a leader.

The debut album Song From a New Place (2008) was nominated for the Fryderyk 2009 Award, the Polish equivalent of a Grammy. Rafal's second album, The Madman Rambles Again, was released in 2011 by the Fresh Sound New Talent label.

Dave Sumner from All About Jazz selected the album as among the 12 most interesting jazz releases of 2011 in the Editor's Choice section. Rafal's new album Cat's Dream was released this year in August by the Brooklyn Jazz Undreground Records.