Katarzyna Magdalena Szczot, known by her stage name Kayah, is a Polish singer-songwriter and co-owner of the record company Makers Production & Publishing, which specialized in working with up-and-coming Polish artists. Having borrowed from multiple music styles including Slavic, gypsy, jazz, soul, pop, and dance, Kayah has cumulatively sold more than one million copies of […]

Mieczysław Szcześniak

Mieczysław Szcześniak is a highly prolific Polish singer and songwriter. A trained jazz musician, he has explored a large variety of popular music styles throughout his almost 30-year career on the Polish music scene. From singing standard pop ballads to mixing Caribbean rhythms with Slavic folk harmonies, Szcześniak has garnered wide critical acclaim in his native Poland […]

Patrick the Pan

Patrick the Pan is a Polish soft rock band consisting of frontman Piotr Madej, Justyn Małodobry, Kuba Duda, and Adam Stępniowski. The band’s first album was composed, recorded, and performed entirely by Madej. Patrick the Pan’s music is soft and sad, as well as artfully composed. In Madej’s own words, their songs are “sad songs. […]

Voo Voo

Voo Voo is a Polish rock and jazz band founded in Warsaw in 1986 and still going strong today. Its original members were Wojciech Waglewski (vocals, guitar), Andrzej Nowicki (bass guitar), Wojciech Morawski (drums), and Milo Kurtis (percussion, trumpet). Most of them came from the band Morawski Waglewski Nowicki Hołdys, which existed only from 1984 […]

Czesław Niemen

Czesław Niemen was a distinguished Polish singer-songwriter and rock/folk/jazz/electronica musician who made a name for himself in a variety of genres, instruments, and roles. Niemen was born in a Polish village in what is now Belarus. He studied at a music school in Grodno for a year to study the Russian accordion (баян) when he […]

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 […]

One, Two, Three / Raz, Dwa, Trzy

One, Two, Three (Raz, Dwa, Trzy) is a Polish band that combines rock, jazz, folk music, and poetry. It was started by Adam Nowak (guitar, vocals), Grzegorz Szwałek (accordion, clarinet, keyboard), Jacek Olejarz (drums), and Jacek Ograbek in 1990, when they were students at the Pedagogical College in Zielona Góra, in western Poland. The group’s […]

Krystyna Prońko

Krystyna Prońko is a Polish singer who mainly performs jazz. Born in Gorzów Wielkopolski, a small city in the far west of Poland, Prońko did not start out intending to become a singer: her first degree is in chemical analysis, and she worked in this field for some time. Her first professional musical endeavor was […]

Andrzej Zaucha

Andrzej Zaucha was a Polish singer and musician who died in 1991 at the age of 42. Born in Krakow, Zaucha was not trained as a musician. He competed successfully in canoeing nationwide as a teenager, winning some medals at the Polish Championships in the 1960s. He soon switched his attention to music, joining the […]

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