Maciek Hrybowicz

Maciek is a New Zealand guitarist born in Poland. After spending much of his life in London he moved to New Zealand where he lives with his wife. He currently composes and records his own music, produces records for Kiwi artists, plays live music in and around Aotearoa and has performed at several jazz and blues music festivals. Maciek’s solo album AWA, inspired by the beauty of his adopted home and indigenous Māori culture, will awaken your senses and become your soundtrack for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Maciek’s early influence was the “British Invasion” pop music, then he heard Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix, which provided instant motivation to learn the guitar. Later, Miles Davis and the plethora of electric jazz stars contributed further highs of musical inspiration. More recently, Maciek in partnership with John Thomsonhas been delving into earlier era of blues and jazz as well as listening to various music from around the Globe.

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