On 17-18 October, Mława will become the world capital of jazz. All thanks to the 1st International Victor Young Jazz Festival Mława, whose director and the originator is an outstanding pianist and popularizer of the music of Victor Young Kuba Stankiewicz. Musicians from Poland and abroad, as well as university lecturers, will perform during the Festival. The event aims to bring the composer’s figure closer, who posthumously became an Oscar winner and gained recognition across the ocean. Atende Software has been supporting artists from the world of music and film for years because it perfectly understands the passion and effort of creating. This time the company supported the Victor Young Festival, believing it will become something important on the musical map of Poland.
Victor Young was born in the USA but spent his childhood in Mława. He graduated from the Music Academy in Warsaw under the supervision of prof. Roman Statkowski, one of the best Polish composers. He was nominated for an Oscar 22 times, and his compositions are common jazz standards. He wrote music for such blockbuster movies as “The Lone Ranger”, “Johnny Guitar”, “To Whom The Bell Tolls”, “Around The World In Eighty Days” or “Gulliver’s Travels”. What were his connections with Mława? His grandparents lived in this city, both on the mother’s side and on the father’s side. One were called Segal, the others were Jablon and they looked after young Victor Young after his mother’s death. Young grew up in Poland, and only then went to America, where he joined the classics of the pioneering period of American film music.