Anna Maria Jopek

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Anna Maria Jopek
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Background information
Birth name Anna Maria Jopek
Born (1970-12-14) 14 December 1970 (age 43)
Warsaw, Poland
Genres World music, jazz, pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, musician, pianist, composer, arranger, record producer
Instruments Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
Years active 1997–present
Labels PolyGram Polska, Universal Music Polska, AMJ Music
Associated acts Beto Betuk, Richard Bona, Joszko Broda, Mino Cinelu, Paweł Dobrowolski, Tord Gustavsen, Krzysztof Herdzin, Manu Katche, Kayah, Cezary Konrad, Robert Kubiszyn, Marcin Kydryński, Robert Majewski, Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, Leszek Możdżer, Marek Napiórkowski, Makoto Ozone, Oscar Castro-Neves, Marcin Pospieszalski, Mateusz Pospieszalski, Tomasz Stańko, Sweet Noise, Dhafer Youssef, Paweł Zarecki, Voo Voo, Sinfonia Viva and more over
Website anna-maria-jopek.com

Anna Maria Jopek (born 14 December 1970 in Warsaw) is a Polish musician and singer. She represented her country in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Ale jestem" and finished 11th out of 25 participating acts; and in 2002, she collaborated on an album with jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her music, including Michel Legrand's Personal Award in Vitebsk in 1994, as well as all of the awards for music in Poland, together with gold and platinum records. However, she has said: "Music itself is the highest award for me. And the greatest challenge. With so many questions remaining to be answered". She's married to music journalist, photographer and guitarist Marcin Kydryński, and has two sons, Franciszek (b. 1998) and Stanisław (b. 2000).

Anna Maria Jopek is the daughter of Mazowsze singer Stanisław Jopek (1935–2006), who is known as the "First Coachman of Poland" for his signature song "Furman" (The Coachman), and former Mazowsze dancer Maria Stankiewicz. Her 1999 Christmas album, Dzisiaj z Betleyem, features two duets with her father. Anna Maria's sister, Patrycja is a violinist.

In 2007, she recorded album ID with such artist as Mino Cinelu, Christian McBride, Richard Bona, Branford Marsalis, Dhafer Youssef, Tord Gustavsen and Oscar Castro-Neves

In April and May 2009, she did a tour with stops in Russia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Ale jestem (1997)
  • Szeptem (1998)
  • Jasnosłyszenie (1999)
  • Dzisiaj z Betleyem (1999)
  • Bosa (2000) POL #3[1]
  • Barefoot (international edition of Bosa) (2002)
  • Nienasycenie (2002) POL #1[2]
  • Upojenie (with Pat Metheny) (2002) POL #1[3]
  • Farat (live) (2003) POL #2[4]
  • Secret (2005) POL #3[5]
  • Niebo (2005) POL #2[6]
  • ID (2007) POL #1[7]
  • BMW Jazz Club Volume 1: Jo & Co (live) (2008)
  • Polanna (2011)
  • Haiku (2011)
  • Sobremesa (2011)

Special editions[edit]

  • Z pamięci (special edition of Farat) (2003)
  • Niebo Special edition (2006)
  • Dwa serduszka, cztery oczy (special edition of ID, 3 CDs: ID, Spoza and Jo & Co) (2008)
  • Lustra (3 CDs: Polanna, Haiku, Sobremesa) (2011)

Singles[edit]

  • Chwilozofia 32-bitowa (1996)
  • Ale jestem (1997)
  • Joszko Broda (1997)
  • Nie przychodzisz mi do głowy (1997)
  • Cud niepamięci (1998)
  • Przed rozstaniem (1998)
  • Ja wysiadam (1999)
  • Księżyc jest niemym posłańcem (1999)
  • Na całej połaci śnieg (with Jeremi Przybora, 1999)
  • Nadzieja nam się stanie (1999)
  • Smutny bóg (2000)
  • Ślady po Tobie (2000)
  • Szepty i łzy (2000)
  • Jeżeli chcesz (2000)
  • Henry Lee / Tam, gdzie rosną dzikie róże (with Maciej Maleńczuk, 2001)
  • Upojenie (2001)
  • Na dłoni (2002)
  • O co tyle milczenia (2002)
  • I pozostanie tajemnicą (2002)
  • Małe dzieci po to są (2003)
  • Tam, gdzie nie sięga wzrok (2003)
  • Mania Mienia (2003)
  • Możliwe (2004)
  • Gdy mówią mi (2005)
  • Niebo (2006)
  • A gdybyśmy nigdy się nie spotkali (2006)
  • Teraz i tu (2007)
  • Zrób, co możesz (2007)
  • Skłamałabym (2007)
  • Cisza na skronie, na powieki słońce (2008)
  • Możliwe (2009)
  • Sypka Warszawa (2009)
  • Tylko tak mogło być (2011)
  • Lizbona, Rio i Hawana (2011)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Kasia Kowalska
with "Chcę znać swój grzech..."
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1997
Succeeded by
Sixteen
with "To takie proste"