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    Remembering Jacek Zieliński: A Pioneer of Polish Music

    In the realm of Polish music, Monday marked a somber occasion with the passing of Jacek Zieliński, a prominent figure in the Krakow music scene. Zieliński, aged 77, was a revered musician known for his contributions to the renowned group Skaldowie and his solo endeavors.

    Early Life and Musical Journey

    Born into a musical family, Jacek Zieliński’s talent shone brightly from a young age. Alongside his brother Andrzej Zieliński, he co-founded Skaldowie in 1965, a band that would go on to leave an indelible mark on Polish music history. With a versatile repertoire spanning rock, folk, jazz, and pop, Skaldowie captivated audiences with their innovative sound.

    Throughout his illustrious career, Zieliński garnered widespread acclaim for his artistic achievements. Notably, he was awarded the prestigious Złoty Medal “Zasłużony Kulturze Gloria Artis” in 2006 and the Golden Cross of Merit for his contributions to the arts in 2014. His musical legacy continues to inspire generations of artists and fans alike.

    Farewell to a Legend

    As news of Zieliński’s passing reverberated through the music community, tributes poured in, highlighting his immense talent and warm personality. Piwnica pod Baranami, a cultural institution where Zieliński was a cherished friend, mourned his loss, underscoring his enduring impact on Polish music.

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