On the 6th of November as part of the Artus Festival, Jazz Band Młynarski-Masecki will play at the Great Hall.
Młynarski-Masecki Jazz Band plays pre-war Polish jazz. Contrary to popular opinion, jazz did not make it to Poland on the waves of Radio Free Europe. The first Polish jazz songs were created at the end of the twenties of the last century. Prominent composers such as Henryk Wars, Jerzy Petersburski or brothers Artur and Henryk Gold, listened to overseas or Berlin albums, created hits for the needs of film, cabarets, theaters and revues, as well as for the order of more and more record labels such as Columbia or Syrena Record. The outstanding pianist Marcin Masecki together with Jan Emil Młynarski set up a band referring to the old tradition of Polish inter-orchestra jazz bands. The Jazz-Band repertoire included swing pieces, mostly unknown. There will also be a few special tangas from which Polish composers were known around the world.