> > > Kazimierz Jonkisz Interview, Pt. 1

On June 17, 2016, we met with the legendary Polish jazz drumming veteran Kazimierz Jonkisz and had this nice chat with the man before his gig with Krzysztof Popek Fresh Air Project at the Blue Note in Poznań, Poland. As Mr. Jonkisz turned out to be one of BeatIt’s most talkative guests ever, you are in for lots of tasty stories and anecdotes from over 50 years of Polish jazz history. After all, we are dealing with an outstanding musician who has an exceptionally rich C.V.

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Let’s start with our guest’s earliest experiences including the initial exposure to music in childhood (also through Mr. Jonkisz’s father), the accordion, brass bands, being adimted to music school and the xylophone.

Drummers and Drummerettes! Here is the first episode of our encounter with Kazimierz Jonkisz!