Jamie Baum and Leszek Wiśniowski in Collaboration

Leszek “HeFi” Wiśniowski

Bio


Leszek “HeFi” Wiśniowski,- jazz flutist/saxophonist/composer/educator. He graduated from Music Academy in Katowice, Poland. Since 2015 he has been teaching jazz flute at Contemporary Music, Jazz and Percussion Department of the Academy of Music in Cracow (Poland).  In 2017 Jazz Top List published by the prestigious Polish jazz publication Jazz Forum Leszek was named the second best Polish flutist.   He has collaborated with Jamie Baum, Robert Dick, Zygmunt Konieczny, Michal Nestorowicz, Giridhar Udupa, Pramath Kiran.


During his career,  Wiśniowski had released four albums: Lechoechoplexita (2006), Kinetyka (2010), HeFi Quartet – Live (2013) and Parallax Error (2017). 

He had also performed in several film soundtrack recordings: An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God (2003), The Magic Tree (2009), Nie ten czlowiek (2010), Tylko nie teraz (2011) and the TV Series Ranczo.


He endorses the Pearl Bass Flute. 


HeFi Quartet


The HeFi Quartet has performed at many major jazz festivals including Kołobrzeg Pro Jazz Festival, Sopot Molo Jazz Festival, Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, Letnia Akademia Jazzu in Łódź, Zakopiańska Wiosna Jazzowa, The East West Music & Dance Encounter, Bangalore, India.  


In 2010, the quartet released an album “Kinetyka". In 2013 the quartet released a HeFi Quartet – Live concert CD. Their latest recording, Parallax Error, was released in 2017 where the leader employs modern flute techniques and construction (e.g. the Glissando Headjoint®.)  Leszek also plays the contrabass and bass flute. The quartet has performed with Krzesimir Dębski, Giridhar Udupa, Pramath Kiran and with symphonic orchestras: Modern Symphonic Orchestra and Archetti.


Apart from playing with the HeFi Quartet the musicians individually play an active role on the Polish and European musical scene. Dominik Wania's 2014 recording entitled Ravel was awarded with the most prestigious music prize in Poland, Fryderyk.  Dominik Wania is a recording artist of the ECM label.