The band Melomani was the first jazz band in Poland to be founded in 1949 / 1950. It was formed by Jerzy “Duduś” Matuszkiewicz, Andrzej “Idon” Wojciechowski, Andrzej Trzaskowski, Witold “Dentox” Sobociński, Witold Kujawski, Krzysztof Komeda, Antoni Studziński and Alojzy Thomysa. An unusual journey through time to the birth of Polish jazz in the years 1948 – 1960: from music banned by the authorities of the People’s Republic of Poland to the first national jazz festivals: in Sopot and Jazz Jamboree in Krakow. Rich archive footage combined with memories of icons of Polish jazz: “Idon” Wojciechowski, Jan “Ptaszyn” Wróblewski, Wojciech Karolak, Michał Urbaniak and Przemek Dyakowski.
Born in 1958 in Wimbledon, England. Actor, director and screenwriter of documentary films. He is the son of actress Krystyna Sznerr and Jerzy Mierzejewski, a painter, teacher and dean at National Film School in Łódź. He graduated from the directing department of National Film School in Łódź. His specialty are historical documentaries.
(1112 North Milwaukee Ave.)
Tuesday, 11/15/22 9:00 pm.
2022, 83 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles