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Book: Komeda

Chapter: Seventeen Years to Go ...

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39270


Following Stalin’s death in 1953, the communist authorities relax their emphasis on socialist realism. Komeda takes part in the first Kraków Zaduszki Jazz Festival of 1954 and the culturally ground-breaking First National Jazz Festival of 1956 in Sopot. He plays with Melomani (the first post-war Polish jazz band) and forms the Komeda Sextet (the first modern jazz band in Poland).

Chapter Contributors

  • Magdalena Grzebałkowska ( - mgrzebalkowska) 'Journalist and Author'