About me

Mirosław ‘Carlos’ Kaczmarczyk

Miroslaw “Carlos” Kaczmarczyk — guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer, educator.
Born in Warsaw, Poland.
Before he moved to Oslo, Norway in 1994, Carlos was a very active sideman musician on the Warsaw / Poland scene 1983–1994.
With his natural sight-reading skills, he gathered unique experience in the 1980s and early 1990s, including:
National Opera House in Warsaw
Cartoon Movies Studio in Bielsko-Biała
Jazz Big Band of the Music Academy in Katowice
Warsaw Brass (Opera & Philharmonic)
Trio – playing Arne Nordheim music
Warsaw theatres : Powszechny, Ateneum, Komedia, Dramatyczny.
Touring with Polish pop stars
Variete Theatre in Chorzow
„Metro” musical in Warszawa & on Broadway NYC,
Symphony orchestra of The Representative Artistic Ensemble of The Polish Armed Forces
Numerous jazz groups
and last but not least – cruise shows on Caribbean Islands.

CV highlights:
1988 – Graduation concert at The Academy of Music (Jazz Department) in Katowice, Poland
1989 – Loud Jazz Band is established
1991 – Member of the original orchestra of „Metro” musical Warsaw, Poland
1992 – Member of the US orchestra of „Metro” musical on Broadway, NYC.
1994 – Moved to Oslo, Norway
1995 – Nominated to “Fryderyk Award” for “4 Ever 2 U”; release on Mercury Rec.
1999 – Created Loud Jazz Band Norwegian Edition
2013 – “The Outstanding Poles in Norway” – Distinction for Merits in Culture
2014 – Commemorative Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland on the occasion on the 25. anniversary of Loud Jazz Band
2014 – Award of SAWP Polish Association of Performers of Music and Music with Lyrics on the occasion on the 25. anniversary of Loud Jazz Band
2019 – Award of the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis, a departmental decoration of Poland in Arts, by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

Composer & producer of 12 CDs with own music.

Thanks Jimi Festival,  Kolbotn Norway.
Musical director & co producer since 2010

Educator :
Norwegian music schools since 1994

Chairman of the international jury at the «New Jazz Hope» competition of the « Novum Jazz Festival», Lomza, Poland ( 2018 & 2019).

In the 1980s and early 1990s:
PSJ (Polish Jazz Society) —– International Jazz Summer Clinic in Pulawy,
with participation of Berklee College of Music faculty members.
PSJ Warsaw “Guitar courses”.

Latest Album

The Giant Against The Girl

Polskie Radio S.A. / LJB Music Records  ℗©  2017

The Giant against the Girl
  • - Sketches Of Mine
  • - Imeka/Part One/
  • - Imeka /Part Two/
  • - The Patience
  • - The New People
  • - The Giant Against The Girl
  • - Mindfulness
  • - Babskim Uchem (bonus track)




Latest Albums

From the Distance

From The Distance

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From the Distance Live in Warsaw - 25th aniversary

25th Anniversary Concert

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The Giant against the Girl

The Giant Against The Girl

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Official Videos