Jacek Kaczmarski

Jacek Kaczmarski is a legendary Polish singer-songwriter, poet, and writer. He is famous for both his art and his political activities, a combination that has made him a celebrated Polish figure among academics—his work and life has been much studied—readers, music fans, and many others. Kaczmarski was born in Warsaw in 1957 to a Polish-Jewish […]

Tadeusz Wózniak

Tadeusz Wózniak is a Polish musician, composer, and singer. He has performed with various bands over the years as well as written songs for other performers and for films. Wózniak went to music school for a few years when he was young, but didn’t finish. He picked up the guitar on his own a few […]

Grzegorz Turnau

Grzegorz Turnau is a Polish singer, poet, actor, and pianist from Kraków. While his style is very much his own, he draws on jazz influences and the Polish tradition of sung poetry and has been compared to singer Marek Grechuta, among others. Krakow Post has called him “the bard of Krakow,” referring to his penchant […]

Piotr Bukartyk

Piotr Bukartyk is a Polish singer, composer, and artist. His personal style and artistic legacy can be compared to figures such as Mirosław Czyżykiewicz and Marek Grechuta. Bukartyk was born in Zielona Góra and grew up in Gorzów Wielkopolski, a small city in northwestern Poland. He started singing and writing music in high school and […]

Marek Grechuta

Marek Grechuta is a Polish singer and songwriter who was born in 1945 in Zamość and died in 2006 in Krakow. He worked in multiple artistic media, including architecture, sculpture, and painting, as well as music. He is notable for his participation in the musical genre of sung poetry, or “poezja śpiewana.” Grechuta grew up […]

Mirosław Czyżykiewicz

Mirosław Czyżykiewicz is a Polish graphic designer, poet, singer, and composer. Czyżykiewicz started playing the guitar when he was 14, and started singing and accompanying himself in his hometown of Gorlice during his teenage years. He also started participating in the Let’s Sing Poetry (Śpiewajmy Poezję) festival in Olsztyn. Czyżykiewicz originally trained as a graphic […]