Janusz Prusinowski Trio

“These are contemporarily aware players, with deep love and understanding of central Polish traditional music and its techniques.” – Roots Magazine


Janusz Prusinowski – fiddle, voice, dulcimer, Polish accordion
Piotr Piszczatowski – baraban drum & frame drum
Michał Żak – wooden flutes, shawm, clarinet
Piotr Zgorzelski – folk bass, dancing
Szczepan Pospieszalski – trumpet


The group’s unique style is the result of their attempt to find new ways of interpreting the most important elements of village music from central Poland, bringing together mazurkas – sung, played, danced to, and improvised live. The musicians follow in the traditions of their village masters, combined with their own characteristic sound and language of improvisation, to create an avant-garde sound with dance that’s both archaic and modern.