Janusz Skowron

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Janusz Skowron is a prominent jazz pianist. He took his first steps playing grand piano at the school for blind in Laski near Warsaw. He Janusz Skowrondebuted brilliantly in 1979 as a jazz pianist in Kazimierz Jonkisz’s quintet, and soon in 1981-84 he started to collaborate with String Connection group. Playing with a popular band allowed him recording multiple records and radio performances. Another important moment in his career was when Tomasz Stańko invited him to cooperation in 1985.

His social skills as well as being elastic in adapting to other musician’s style is a reason why he is very often invited to record with others, and so he collaborated with: Antymos, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Zbigniew Jaremko, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Maciej Sikała.

He is also very popular studio musician that likes to record with non-jazz musicians. His well-received collaborations include: Hanna Banaszak, Ewa Bem, Grażyna Łobaszewska, Justyna Steczkowska or Maryla Rodowicz.

His artistic work includes also cooperation with prominent Americans, among them: Eric Marienthal, Bill Evans, Randy Becker, Dean Brown or David Gilmor.