// alto and soprano saxes, flute
// piano, synths and keyboards
// double bass
// drums and synths
Piotr Budniak Essential Group was formed in 2014 . In 2015 the band released debut album "Simple Stories About Hope And Worries", which by readers Jazz Forum and JazzPress was recognized as one of the best Polish albums of the year. The same year Essential Group became the laureate of the International Jazz Juniors Festival. In 2017 the band released the next album "Into the Life", which was received very well by listeners and critics immidietly.
In the spring of 2018, the Piotr Budniak Essential Group released their concert album "The Days of Wine And Noises" recorded with the excellent czech guitarist David Doružka, associated with the New York stage.
Piotr Budniak Essential Group performed in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Ukraine and played on many festivals (i.e. Jazz in the Ruins, Róże Jazz Festival, zJAZZd, Jazz in the Museum, Monte Verde Jazz, Jazz Juniors).
Music of the group is composed by Piotr Budniak and it's full of warmth, melodies, drive and space. As we can see Essential Group combines the high artisitc level with affordability for the audience very well.