Zbigniew Seifert

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Zbigniew Seifert
Born(1946-06-07)7 June 1946
OriginKraków, Poland
Died15 February 1979(1979-02-15) (aged 32)
Years active1970–1979
LabelsMPS, EMI, Capitol, Mood
Associated actsTomasz Stańko
Hans Koller
Janusz Muniak

Zbigniew Seifert (7 June 1946 – 15 February 1979) was a Polish jazz violinist.

Seifert was born in Kraków, Poland in 1946. He played alto saxophone early in his career and was strongly influenced by John Coltrane. He devoted himself to jazz violin when he started performing with the Tomasz Stańko Quintet in 1970 and became one of the leading modern jazz violinists before he died of cancer at the age of 32. He is buried at Rakowicki Cemetery in Krakow.


As leader[edit]

  • Zbigniew Seifert (Capitol, 1977)
  • Man of the Light (MPS, 1977)
  • Solo Violin (EMI Electrola, 1978)
  • Passion (Capitol, 1979)
  • Kilimanjaro (PolJazz, 1979)
  • We'll Remember Zbiggy (Mood, 1979)
  • We'll Remember Komeda (Polonia, 1998)
  • Live in Hamburg 1978 (Milo, 2006)
  • Nora (GAD, 2010)
  • Live in Solothurn (2017)

As sideman[edit]

With Tomasz Stanko

  • Music for K (Polskie Nagrania, 1970)
  • Jazzmessage from Poland (B.Free, 1972)
  • Purple Sun (Calig, 1973)
  • W Pałacu Prymasowskim (PolJazz, 1983)

With others


External links[edit]

  • Passion - The Zbigniew Seifert Documentary
  • "Rare Interview with Zbigniew Seifert". Retrieved 2006-05-19.
  • Yanow, Scott. Biography for Zbigniew Seifert at AllMusic. Retrieved 2006-05-19.