Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Twelve Years to Go ...

Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Magdalena Grzebałkowska [+-]
Journalist and Author
A history graduate of the University of Gdańsk, Magdalena Grzebałkowska is a multi-award-winning journalist and author of four books of non-fiction. In addition to her biography of Krzysztof Komeda, she has also written best-selling biographies of the Polish poet-priest, Jan Twardowski; and the Beksińskis, (artist father, Zdzisław, and music journalist-son, Tomasz). Her book of reportage on the Polish experience of the Reclaimed Territories and the repatriation of Poles following the Second World War: 1945: War and Peace (2015) won the Newsweek Prize and the Nike Literary Award (audience’s choice). Magdalena Grzebałkowska is a popular speaker at the country’s many book festivals and makes frequent appearances in the Polish media.

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Komeda gives up medicine and, along with his manager-girlfriend, Zofia, moves to Kraków, where he becomes the star turn at the cabaret-jazz cellar, Piwnica pod Baranami. He meets Dave Brubeck during the cultural ambassador’s 1958 tour of Poland and takes part in the first Warsaw Jazz Jamboree in 1958. He starts working on film music for Roman Polański.

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Grzebałkowska, Magdalena. Twelve Years to Go .... Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 157-189 Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781799451. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39271. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39271. Oct 2020

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