Maciej Bliziński (pron. MATCH-ek) is an electric bass player based in Dublin, Ireland. He specializes in jazz, bossa nova, samba, jazz fusion, and acid jazz. Maciej also plays nylon string and electric guitars, 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. Some of Maciej’s bass influences are James Jamerson, Ron Carter, Stuart Zender, and Nathan East.
Maciej picked up his father’s electric guitar at 19. In the early 2000s, Maciej led Funksters, an acid jazz band. After the move to Dublin, Maciej taught himself to play 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 in Dublin College University.
As of autumn 2022, Maciej participates in several music projects, plays regularly at the jazz jam session, works on own arrangements of bossa nova classics, and organizes weekly music making sessions.
Triste (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Estate (Bruno Martino)
Soundcloud (as band Mistible)
Supertonic Orchestra, Dublin, August 2019
Gustavo Morais Quintet
Gustavo Morais Quintet, music of Antônio Carlos Jobim, at The Dublin Jazz Co-Op, 2022
Chega de Saudade
One Note Samba
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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.
Weekly Dublin Jazz Jam Session – multiple dates, in the International Bar and The Bohemian in Dublin. Event dates at https://www.facebook.com/dublinjazzjam/
Bydgoszcz Jazz Festival – 28 October 2022, Bydgoszcz, Poland, with Kasia Eliasz Quintet: http://bydgoszczjazzfestival.com.pl/2022artysci.htm