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.
In the sixth part of the inteview, our guest reminisces about the artist verification exams that took place in Poland in the 1970’s and 80’s, the reason why he decided to become a bandleader and discusses the issue of stagefright as well.
Drummers and Drummerettes! Here is the sixth episode of our encounter with Kazimierz Jonkisz!