Classically trained jazz double bassist Kuba Dworak (b. 1991 in Poland, lives in Basel, Switzerland and Radgoszcz, Poland) constantly tours internationally and has performed globally, including at Blue Note New York, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and Nine Gates International Jazz Festival, among others.
Coming from a musical and artistic family, Kuba was brought up playing music. He started with piano at six years old, then discovered his love for double bass at thirteen, beginning with classical and soon continuing with jazz. While still a student, he had the pleasure of working with leading musicians internationally including: Urszula Dudziak, Krystyna Prońko, Janusz Muniak, Larry Livingston, Ernie Watts, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard, David Binney, and Mark Turner. His theater and art collaborations include an Art Basel commission for William Kentridge.
Kuba completed his BA and MA education specializing in jazz double bass at the Faculty of Jazz and Popular Music at the Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. He holds a second MA degree in jazz double bass and music production from the Music Academy in Basel, Switzerland, where he studied with Larry Grenadier. To ground his commitment to wellbeing and wellness, Kuba completed a third MA, this time in pedagogy and composition where he wrote a thesis on neuroathletic training and the art of playing double bass.
Kuba sees music as a powerful tool for connectedness and promoting trust, empathy, and relief from stress. He is spiritual and pushes himself to constantly learn about new cultures and religions, building an understanding about the world. He strives for harmony. He also loves motorcycles, plants, and world history.