Jerzy Matuszkiewicz

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Jerzy Matuszkiewicz
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Jerzy Matuszkiewicz (2006).
Background information
Birth name Jerzy Matuszkiewicz
Born (1928-04-10) 10 April 1928 (age 89)
Origin Jasło, Poland
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Composer, instrumentalist, band leader
Instruments Saxophone, piano

Jerzy Matuszkiewicz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjɛʐɨ matuʂˈkʲɛvit͡ʂ]) is a Polish jazz musician and composer. He was a pioneer of the post-World War II jazz movement in Poland. Between 1950–58 he was head of the well-known Polish jazz group, Melomani. Throughout 1964 he performed both inside and outside of Poland. In 1965 he began to mainly produce music for movies and commercials. He currently resides in Warsaw, Poland with his wife, Grażyna.