Jerzy Milian

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Jerzy Milian
Birth name Jerzy Stanisław Milian
Born (1935-04-10)April 10, 1935
Poznan, Poland
Died March 7, 2018(2018-03-07) (aged 82)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Painter, composer, musician
Instruments Vibraphone

Jerzy Stanisław Milian (April 10, 1935 – March 7, 2018) was a jazz musician, painter, composer and vibraphonist.[1] At sixteen he graduated from the Secondary School of Music in Poznan. His teachers were Wolfram Heicking and Bogusław Schaeffer.


In the years 1953-1955 formed a quintet with Stanisław Chwiłkowski, Ryszard Czaplicki, Jerzy Piątek and Stanisław Lisek. In the years 1956-1958 he played vibraphone in the sextet Krzysztof Komeda, and at the turn of 1959 and 1960 in the Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski's Quintet. He was the director and artistic director of the Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television Services Entertainment in Katowice and lecturer at the Poznan Academy of Music. He participated in many jazz festivals (including Jazz Jamboree).

He was a jury member at the Soviet Song Festival in Zielona Gora, The XII Soviet Song Festival, in 1976.

Personal life

In the years 1950-1957 he was a member of the ZMP, since 1961 belonged to the Communist Party. In the days of communist was awarded with the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Polish, Gold Cross of Merit and badge for distinguished cultural activists. He died on March 7, 2018 at the age of 82.[2]

In 2004 he was awarded the Commander's Cross.

Selected Discography

Singles and EP

Solo Albums

  • 1969 Dance music (Polish Recordings - Pronit XL, SXL 0791)
  • 1969 Baazaar , Jerzy Milian Trio (Polish Recordings Muza)
  • 1975 Jerzy Milian Amusement Polish Radio and Television Orchestra in Katowice (Polish Recordings Muza SX 1278)
  • 1978 Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television in Katowice Amusement Conductor: Jerzy Milian (Polish Recordings - Pronit SX 1543)
  • 2003 Ashkhabad Girl (OBUH Records V23)
  • 2005 Milianalia (OBUH Records V27, Polish Muse Recordings)
  • 2012 'When Where Why' '(GAD Records CD 005)
  • 2013 Blues for Prague (GAD Records CD 007)
  • 2013 Stratus Nimbus (GAD Records CD 009)
  • 2015 Semiramide (GAD Records CD 024)
  • 2015 Milian 80 (GAD Records CD 026)
  • 2016 Rivalen (GAD Records CD 037)

Albums with Jerzy Milian

  • 1973 Jerzy Milian - Ballet Music and Film (Polish Recordings Muza SXL 0950)




  1. ^ Jerzy Milian - Biography | Artist |
  2. ^ Zmarł wybitny wibrafonista i kompozytor Jerzy Milian (in Polish)

External links

  • Official website
  • Jerzy Milian in portal
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