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Rafał Sarnecki - guitarist, composer, arranger born in 1982 in Warsaw, Poland. In 2005 he left his hometown to study jazz in New York where he spent most of his career. He received his BFA degree from the Jazz & Contemporary Music Program at the New School and his MA from the graduate jazz program at the CUNY Queens College. Living in NY he was involved in a variety of New York based groups including the Lucas Pino No-Net Nonet (2009-2019) which had a monthly residency at the famous Smalls Jazz Club. As a leader of his own projects he organized 15 tours in Asia. He has also performed in North and South Americas and most European countries. Currently he is living in Warsaw. He is an adjunct profesor at the University of Music in Łódź.

Rafal has recorded five CDs as a leader. Three of them: Song From a New Place (2008), Cat's Dream (2014) and A View From The Treetop (2022) were nominated for the Fryderyk award, the Polish equivalent of a Grammy. The Madman Rambles Again (2011, Fresh Sound) was selected as among the best jazz albums of 2011 by Hi – Fi magazine and All About Jazz.