A multi award winning jazz saxophonist, composer, educator and producer Krzysztof Urbanski, recommended by The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz as one of the most interesting saxophone voices of his generation.
During Krzysztof’s career, which spans over 20 years, he is well known for taking part in concerts, festivals, jazz competitions, masterclasses, workshops.
● Performing and leading Master class at The World Saxophone Saxophone Congress in Zagreb/Croatia 2018
● Performing and leading Masterclass at The First Asian Saxophone Congress 2016
● A judge at The Saxophone Competition during ASC 2016 in Chiayi City/Taiwan
● Manchester Jazz Festival 2017
● London Jazz Festival 2015 & 2016 & 2019
● Leading Masterclass at Royal Northern College of Music during "The Saxophone Day" in 2015
● A judge at “Sax Idol Saxophone Competition” in Chicago 2014/2015
● A judge at Taichung International Saxophone Competition 2014 & 2016
● 1st Prize at Idol International Saxophone Competition in Chicago IL USA/ 12.2013
● 1st Prize at Taichung International Saxophone Competition in Taiwan/ 10.2013
● 1st Prize for Krzysztof’s Quartet at Hoeilaart International Jazz Competition in Belgium / 2008
● 1st Prize - The Best Soloist Prize at Hoeilaart International Jazz Competition in Belgium
● 1st Prize at the festival Jazz By The Oder (JnO)
● In 2010 Krzysztof Urbański at the JnO Festival in Wroclaw Poland was proclaimed a “Jazz Personality of the Year”.
● 1st Prize in International Competition of Jazz Soloists Jazz Challenges where the jury consisted of such acknowledged personalities as Billy Harper, Clarence Seay, and Steve Turre.
● 1st Prize - Top Audience Choice Award in International Competition of Jazz Soloists Jazz Challenges
● 1st Prize for Krzysztof’s Quartet at International Jazz Juniors Competition in Cracow/ 2007
● 1st Prize - The Best Instrumentalist of the Competition Award at International Jazz Juniors Competition in Cracow 2007
● 1st Prize at The Polish Review of Jazz Bands in Gdynia / 2007
Other prizes :
● In January 2016 Krzysztof received the scholarship from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
● In April 2009 Krzysztof Urbański and his Quartet received the TVP Culture Award from the national broadcaster
● In March 2009 Krzysztof received press prize by winning the wARTo Music Award from “Wyborcza Press”
● In January 2009 Krzysztof Urbański won the scholarship from Department of Culture "Young Poland"
● In September 2009 Krzysztof received the scholarship from the City of Wroclaw
Krzysztof Urbanski has recorded five solo albums under his belt, MidWest Quartet live at Hoeilaart Jazz Festival (2008) Urbanski (2010) Art of Three (2013) History of Tomorrow (2014) Children Of The Light (2020).
The Axos saxophone is our professional range entry level. It bears the acoustic qualities common to all our models. Like its predecessors, it is manufactured in our Mantes-la-Ville factory. It is characterized by a rich tone and easy blowing making it accessible to a larger public.