Music fans from one of Preston’s twin cities are celebrating after jazz musicians won a prestigious prize.
A jazz suite composed on request of Preston’s Polish twin, Kalisz, for its 1,850th anniversary, scooped a Grammy.
Pianist Wlodek Pawlik, American trumpeter Randy Brecker, Kalisz Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, and conductor Adam Klocek, were awarded the award in Los Angeles.
The album, entitled Night in Calisia, received the Grammy Award 2014 in a category called Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. It is the first ever Grammy Award for a Polish jazz musician.
Derek Smith, of Preston Twinning Partnership, said the partnership heard the good news this month. He said: “We were notified they were nominated for this award in November and we told them Preston was wishing them every success. We have a good relationship between Preston and Kalisz. Kalisz is a city of culture.”