Jazz was imported shortly after the revolution. Communist authorities originally saw it as a positive, modernizing influence. Although later banned as bourgeois, jazz remained widely popular especially among Soviet intellectuals. Today, jazz is perhaps more popular in the former USSR than it is in America, with many modern pop and rock artists being directly and obviously influenced by it.

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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 […]

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