Gosia Julia Maj
who is GJM?
Gosia Julia Maj is a singer/songwriter from Poland. Since she was a little girl she had a heart for music. Singing in harmonies with her sisters and performing on various competitions made her think about music more and more.
Gosia has a classical background from music school in her home town, Wroclaw, where she played piano, french horn and altosaxophone.
At the age of 11 she took part in international jazz workshops in Wroclaw, hardly knowing right notes on saxophone she learned all scales in one day and by the end of five days workshop she stood on stage improvising with other musicians. For sometime, Gosia left classic music school, seeking her direction in a regular highschool. Than, she decided to learn playing guitar and she wrote her first songs. She knew she loved music, but she did not know which direction to take, until she found out about jazz music school in Wroclaw. Second to her English studies at the University of Wroclaw and work in a cafe Szewska Pasja, Gosia was one of the most promissing students in WSJiMR.
She left the school after 4 years to study at the Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, in the Netherlands, where she was admitted immidiately after her audition. Since 3 years, Gosia has been studying and living in the Netherlands, where she is now going to the last year of her studies. She proceeds further with her own compositions, using more and more jazz influences. In 2016 Gosia went on exchange to Philadelphia, US to study at University of the Arts and was performing in well renowned jazz clubs of the city, such as Chris' Jazz cafe or South Jazz Parlor.
Currently she has just graduated in June 2017 from PCC with Bachelor in Music at Prince Claus Conservatoir.
So far Gosia has been developing her musicianship with great jazz masters, such as Marek Bałata, Francien van Tuinen, JD Walter, Ruben Hein, Deborah Brown, David Berkman, Don Braden, Wycliffe Gordon, Spike Wilner, Mark Gross and many more,