Józef Skrzek

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Józef Skrzek
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Skrzek at a concert
Background information
Born (1948-07-02) 2 July 1948 (age 68)
Siemianowice, Poland
Genres Contemporary classical, rock
Occupation(s) Singer, composer
Years active 1971–present
Associated acts SBB
Website www.skrzek.com

Józef Skrzek (born 2 July 1948 in Siemianowice, Silesia) is a Polish multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer, an important figure in Polish rock.

Life[edit]

In his early career, Skrzek was associated with the groups Ślężanie, Ametysty and Breakout. In 1971, he created the progressive-rock group Silesian Blues Band (with Jerzy Piotrowski and Apostolis Anthimos) and also recorded for a time with Czesław Niemen.

He performed with a number of artist and ad hoc created bands, but mostly involved himself with theater and church music, as well as movie soundtracks. He is well-noted for his live performances not only on conventional concerts but also in a variety of other venues (e.g., his improvisations on summer solstice nights in Silesian Planetarium). Currently, he is a friend of the elementary school in his hometown (elementary school number 13 in Michalkowice) where he often plays or sings.

In 2012 together with Jarosław Pijarowski and his (pl:Teatr Tworzenia) created the first Polish avantgarde oratorio "Terrarium"(pl:Terrarium – Live in Bydgoszcz).

His younger brother, Jan Skrzek (pl:Jan Skrzek), was also a notable Silesian musician.

Performing at a benefit concert in Warszawa in November 2010

Discography[edit]

  • 2015 "(pl:Requiem dla chwil minionych)" with Jarosław Pijarowski
  • 2015 "Tryptyk Bydgoski" - the first part - "Kościół"
  • 2014 "The Stratomusica Suite" with Przemysław Mieszko Rudź
  • 2014 "(pl:Człowiek z Wysokiego Zamku (album))" with (pl:Wladyslaw Komendarek), Jaroslaw Pijarowski, Jorgos Skolias (Brain Active Records)
  • 2013 "(pl:The Dream Off Penderecki)" with Theatre of Creation (pl:Teatr Tworzenia) by Jaroslaw Pijarowski (Brain Active Records)
  • 2013 "(pl:Terrarium – Live in Bydgoszcz)" Józef Skrzek & Jaroslaw Pijarowski (Legacy Records) & (Brain Active Records)
  • 2013 "(pl:Terrarium – Organ Works)" Józef Skrzek & Jaroslaw Pijarowski (Legacy Records) & (Brain Active Records)
  • 2009-09 "Koncert Żywiołów"
  • 2009-03 "Czas dojrzewania"
  • 2008-05 "Józef Skrzek & Jan Skrzek "Dwa Braty" "
  • 2007-03 "La Tempete"
  • 2007 - "(pl:Viator 1973-2007)"
  • 2007-11 "Tryptyk petersburski" (as guest with Roksana Wikaliuk, Misha Ogorodov, Sasza Ragazanov, Michał Gierjo)
  • 2006-07 "Maria z Magdali"
  • 2005-05 "Viator - Znak Pokoju"
  • 2005 "Planetarium" with Colin Bass
  • 2004-11 "Anthology 1974-2004" (SBB)
  • 2004-05 "Szczęśliwi z miasta N." (SBB)
  • 2003-11 "U stóp krzyża"
  • 2003-05 "Akustycznie"
  • 2003-05 "Kantata Maryjna"
  • 2003-05 "Epitafium Dusz - Koncert na cześć zaginionych..."
  • 2002-06 "Koncert Świętokrzyski"
  • 2001 "Jesteś, który jesteś"
  • 2001 "Dzwonią dzwoneczki, muzyka gra, a kolęda nadal trwa"
  • 1998 "Czas"
  • 1998 "Pokój Saren Piano"
  • 1998 "Warto żyć dla miłości" (Ks. Stanisław Puchała, Józef Skrzek, Michał Mitko)
  • 1997 "Pokój Saren"
  • 1997 "Kolędy"
  • 1997 "Anioł się zwiastuje"
  • 1997 "Kantata Maryjna - Live"
  • 1993 "Twój dom wschodzącego słońca"
  • 1993 "Piosenki ojca Aime Duvala" (Ks. Stanisław Puchała, Józef Skrzek, Michał Mitko)
  • 1990-10 "Wracam"
  • 1990 "Kolędowy czas" (Kiepurki and Józef Skrzek)
  • 1989 "(pl:Live (album Józefa Skrzeka))"
  • 1987 "Kantata Maryjna"
  • 1985 "Podróż w krainę wyobraźni"
  • 1983 "Ambitus Extended"
  • 1981 "(pl:Józefina (album))"
  • 1981 "Ogród Luizy" (with Halina Frąckowiak)
  • 1980 "Ojciec chrzestny Dominika"
  • 1979 "Pamiętnik Karoliny"
  • 1977 "Swing & Blues" (with Krzysztof Sadowski)

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