Maciej Bliziński holding a Fender Precision bass looking to the left with attention.

Maciej (pron. MATCH-ek) Bliziński is a bass player based in Dublin, Ireland. Maciej specializes in jazz, and a number of styles of Brazilian music: bossa nova, samba, and chorinho. Maciej also plays nylon string and electric guitars, produces music recordings, and develops own music software.

Maciej grew up in a musical family in Warsaw, Poland. Maciej’s earliest musical influences are George Duke, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and João Gilberto.

Maciej picked up his father’s electric guitar at 19. In the early 2000s, Maciej studied sound engineering and led a jazz and an acid jazz group. After the move to Dublin, Ireland, Maciej taught himself electric bass. Since 2013, Maciej co-organizes and plays at the weekly Dublin Jazz Jam Session. Since 2022, Maciej fills the bass seat at ensemble classes at the Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance course in Dublin College University (uncredited).

As of autumn 2023, Maciej collaborates with pianist Gediminas Karkauskas and drummer Riccardo Marenghi in a jazz trio.

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Cover: Triste by Antonio Carlos Jobim (2022)


Cover: Estate by Bruno Martino (2022)


Original: Ocean (2000)


Original: Burza (2000)


Cover: Butterfly by Herbie Hancock (2014)


Jazz Piano Trio in 5/4 (2022)

…with Gediminas Karkauskas and Riccardo Marenghi.





at a recording session

at a corporate event

at the Dublin Jazz Jam Session


The Irish Times, Fri Aug 11 2017

Dublin Jazz Jam Session

Grand Social, Dublin, Monday August 14th,8pm, Adm free

Italian bassist Marco Santaroni was the original founder of these internationally flavoured sessions at the Grand Social, but he has been joined by US-born drummer Chris Hokamp and Polish bassist Maciej Blizinski in bashing this weekly open jam into shape. All musicians are welcome, but they do expect you to have a basic grasp of your instrument and a few jazz standards up our sleeve.


Jazz Strangers, 2017

A new ensemble sets sail this February 2017 and you are invited to the maiden voyage.

  • Danny Groenland - vocals, flute, guitar, percussion
  • Marco Francescangelli - Saxophone
  • Josh Johnston - piano, vocal
  • Maciej Bliziński - bass
  • Chris Hokamp - drums, percussion

People are strange. Love is strange. To some, jazz is strange. When you’re a stranger.

Comprising seasoned musicians from ireland and across Europe and America, The Jazz Strangers convened for a one-off gig in October 2016 and enjoyed the experience so much they decided they would like to do it again. Performing a mixture of standards, original compositions and other favourites (we’ve covered most bases there), the evening promises to be fun and tuneful and a great way to wake up the New Year!!!

We hope you will join us.

11 Feb. 2017



No upcoming events as of Oct 6, 2023.

Past performances

🎵 Marzena Finucane at Music in Monkstown – played double bass with Marzena Finucane, Gediminas Karkauskas and Riccardo Marenghi, on Saturday, Sep 9, 2023, 10:00PM in Cafe du Journal. Jazz Club in Café du Journal as part of Music in Monkstown festival.

🎵 Marzena Finucane at Music in Monkstown – played double bass with Marzena Finucane, Gediminas Karkauskas and Riccardo Marenghi, on Friday, Sep 8, 2023, 10:00PM in Cafe du Journal. Jazz Club in Café du Journal as part of Music in Monkstown festival.

🎵 Jazz, Samba & Choro with Kasia Eliasz 8 piece band – played 6 string electric bass with Kasia Eliasz, Mayara Mitsuka, Gustavo de Morais, William Kanela, Tom Maxwell and Rafał Szydłowski, on Sunday, Aug 27, 2023, 7:30PM in The Vintage Room, Workman's Club. Irish Women in Jazz proudly present "Samba Jazz Choro" by Kasia & 8-Piece Band – an exquisite fusion of rhythms and melodies that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Brazil and beyond. Imagine the enchanting blend of a velvety voice, the intricate dance of violin strings, the rhythmic pulse of cavaquinho, and the soul-stirring notes of piano and guitar. Feel the heartbeat of the bass resonating through your bones, while the two percussions infuse every beat with an irresistible energy. 🎻🎤🎹🪕🎸 This meticulously crafted musical experience is not just a performance; it's a passage to another world. Let the harmonious convergence of these diverse instruments take you on a sonic adventure that transcends boundaries and cultures.

🎵 Dmitry Kosinsky Trio – played 6 string electric bass with Dmitry Kosinsky and Mark Kosinsky, on Saturday, Jul 29, 2023, 6:30PM in Sligo Jazz Festival. A trio with an excellent guitar player Dmitry Kosinsky and his son, drummer, Mark Kosinky.

🎵 AB Instrumental Brazilian Jazz – played 6 string electric bass with Augusto Bezerra, Yuzuha O'Halloran, Irvinas Karkauskas and Neiton Assis, on Sunday, Jul 16, 2023, 4:00PM in International Bar. Augusto Bezerra is a Brazilian guitar player, a graduate of Sta Marcelina College in São Paulo. The AB Instrumental project is purely Augusto Bezerra's original music, a blend of jazz and Brazilian styles.

🎵 Lulu's Jazz Club presents Swing'in Nova Quartet – played double bass with Filipa Quintino, Bruno Bernardo and Dylan Lynch, on Thursday, Jul 6, 2023, 8:30PM in International Bar. A selection of old swing tunes, bossa nova classics and heartfelt originals, tastefully performed in an intimate setting.

🎵 Mayara's birthday Samba – played 7 string guitar with Mayara Mitsuka and William Alexandre, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 9:00PM in Wool Shed. A trio playing a set of less known samba classics from the greatest Samba composers.

🎵 Introspection in Silk – played double bass with Gediminas Karkauskas and Riccardo Marenghi, on Monday, May 15, 2023, 7:30PM in National Concert Hall. A jazz trio, playing a subtle selection of jazz standards and original compositions.

🎵 Kasia Eliasz Quintet – played Fender Precision bass with Kasia Eliasz, Gustavo de Morais, William Kanela and Miles Ronayne, on Friday, Oct 28, 2022, 8:00PM in Centrum Artystyczne Eljazz. A quintet playing a selection on lively Samba classics.

🎵 Jazz Piano Trio – played Fender Precision bass with Gediminas Karkauskas and Riccardo Marenghi, on Saturday, Oct 15, 2022, 8:00PM in Magy's Farm. A guest performance, playing a selection of jazz standards.

🎵 Gustavo de Morais Quintet: music of Antônio Carlos Jobim – played 6 string bass with Gustavo de Morais, Kasia Eliasz, Greg Felton and Miles Ronayne, on Sunday, Mar 20, 2022, 7:30PM in The Workman's Club. Beautifully arranged bossa nova classics as well as Jobim's lesser known, later compositions.

🎵 Brazilian Jazz at the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity – played 6 string electric bass with Kasia Eliasz, Gustavo de Morais, Tom Maxwell and Miles Ronayne, on Sunday, Jan 30, 2022, 4:00PM in Dean Crowe theater, Athlone.

🎵 Supertonic Orchestra – played fretless bass with Przemysław Łozowski and Chris Hokamp, on Monday, Sep 23, 2019, 7:30PM. Polish folk fusion.

🎵 Jazz Strangers – played 5 string bass with Josh Joshnston, Danny Groenland, Marco Francescangeli and Chris Hokamp, on Friday, Feb 10, 2017, 8:30PM in Arthur's Pub.

first published on 2022-09-05, last update 2023-08-29