1987 – present (30 years)
There are two bands that go by the name of Lautari.
1. Lautari is a Polish ethno-jazz band
2. Lautari is a Sicilian folk group
1. Lautari is a Polish ethno-jazz band. The music of LAUTARI is a modern ethno-jazz rooted in the tradition of Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe and Caucasus. Folk motifs played on piano, violin, clarinet and flutes, due to bold arrangements and a great dose of improvisation, create an original and fine music in which tradition encounters modernity. LAUTARI draws its inspiration from the music and attitudes of the Gypsy Lautars, the virtuosi of "Gypsy jazz" improvisation. In LAUTARI's compositions can also be heard the oriental ornaments, the subtlety of Byzantine music, the rhythms of the Balkans, and Slavic vigor.
Lautari has been awarded the following prizes:
a) Folkowy Fonogram Roku 2002 (CD Muzica Lautareasca Nova
- 2nd prize winner)
b) Festiwal Nowa Tradycja 2001 (2nd prize winner)
c) Scena Otwarta Festiwalu Mikołajki Folkowe 2000
(3rd prize winner)
Maciej Filipczuk - violin
Zbigniew Łowżył - piano
Michał Żak - clarinet, flutes, shawms
Robert Siwak - drums
2. Lautari is an Italian folk group, formed in 1988 in Catania, Sicily.
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