04 January 2023
Podcast series gives insight into Polish jazz

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is currently hosting a second series of its acclaimed Rebel Spirits podcasts highlighting the strength and variety of Polish jazz.


Building on the impact made by the first series’ journey through the lives and recordings of the pioneering creators of Poland’s then-fertile but largely underground jazz scene (artists included Urszula Dudziak, Jan ‘Ptaszyn’ Wróblewski, Adam Makowicz, Michał Urbaniak and Zbigniew Namysłowski), the new podcasts take listeners deeper into the music created by the next generation of musicians.


Through interviews with journalist and radio presenter Debra Richards, the fortnightly podcasts reveal how new directions in the arts of improvisation and composition emerged, drawing on the richness of Polish culture and tradition.


You can read more about one of the musicians, pianist-composer Aga Derlak here.


Other musicians featured include pianists Joanna Duda, Marek Pędziwiatr and Piotr Orzechowski, saxophonist Kuba Więcek, and clarinettist Wacław Zimpel.


The podcasts are available via standard podcast providers and directly from

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