ALL ABOUT KUBA
It wasn't long before Kuba realized that a career in music was exactly what he wanted in life. Surrounded by a community of musical talent on Europe's vibrant cultural scene, Kuba Dworak brings an original and innovative approach to his work.
With quite a few musicians in the family, Kuba embarked on his own musical adventure quite early in life. He started off with the piano when he was only six years old, and switched to the double bass at the age of thirteen. At first, he played the classical double bass (studying under Krzysztof Krawczyk). During that time, he developed an interest in jazz and began working on projects with local musicians.
After graduating from the Secondary Music School in his hometown, Tarnow, Kuba began his studies at the faculty of Jazz and Popular Music at the Academy of Music in Katowice. Studying with a renowned jazz double bassist Adam Kowalewski, PhD, he quickly started to collaborate with many great musicians — most of whom he plays and records with to this day. While still a student at the Academy, he had the pleasure of working with leading musicians from Poland and abroad: Urszula Dudziak, Krystyna Prońko, Mika Urbaniak, Janusz Muniak, Piotr Baron, Piotr Wyleżoł, Piotr Wojtasik, Maciej Sikla, Larry Livingston, Ernie Watts, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard. Kuba performed extensively in Poland and around the world: throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. He has received recognition and awards at most prestigious jazz competitions in Poland.
Kuba is currently living in Basel, Switzerland, where he continues to develop his skills under the supervision of eminent musicians such as Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy, Jeff Ballard and Mark Turner.
Kuba is also a teacher himself - he joined the ICMS Basel in 2018 to lead the class of double and electric bass.