Marek Napiórkowski is a Polish guitarist and composer. He cooperated with great names of jazz and pop music such as Pat Metheny, Richard Bona, Mino Cinelu, Marcus Miller, Angelique Kidjo, John Taylor, Dhafer Youssef, Gregoire Maret, Adam Holzman, Sugar Blue, Anna Maria Jopek, Tomasz Stańko, Leszek Możdżer, Hadrien Feraud, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Urszula Dudziak, Ewa Bem, Klaus Doldinger (Passport), Janusz Muniak, Tomasz Szukalski, Krzysztof Ścierański, Jan "Ptaszyn" Wróblewski to name just a few. He has appeared on over 140 albums and toured around Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, Brasil, Mexico, Indonesia, China, Korea and Russia. Back in 2002 he participated in Pat Metheny & Anna Maria Jopek’s project called Upojenie (Nonesuch 2008) and also took part in two concerts following the release of the album. He has released four original albums. Three of them were nominated for the prestigious Polish music award Fryderyk in Jazz Album of the Year and Jazz Musician of the Year categories. 6th June 2005 was the year when NAP (Universal Music Poland) album was released featuring Leszek Możdżer, Anna Maria Jopek and Henryk Miśkiewicz. On 1st July 2007 the acoustic album Wolno (Universal Music Poland) was released, in cooperation with Mino Cinelu, Gregoire Maret, Anna Maria Jopek. The album reached gold status in Poland. Album firmed by Marek Napiórkowski Trio is called KonKubiNap (Universal Music Poland) and was recorded live with Robert Kubiszyn and Cezary Konrad. The newest album UP! (V Records 2013) was recorded with Clarence Penn, Adam Pierończyk, Krzysztof Herdzin, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Robert Kubiszyn and nine pieces symphonic musicians chamber band. In a Jazz Top survey carried out among readers of Jazz Forum, Marek has been chosen as the Jazz Guitarist of the Year 2012 and 2013. Recently he has been touring with his projects, and with Anna Maria Jopek, Henryk Miśkiewicz and Dorota Miśkiewicz.