Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Jacek Zieliński's nephew (Skaldowie) does not hide his grief after the funeral. “It touched me”

Recall that Jacek Zieliński died on May 6, 2024 at the age of 77. He was known primarily as the co-founder of the legendary group Skaldowie (check!). On Monday, the musician's funeral ceremony took place in Krakow, and in the evening, a special concert in memory of Jacek Zieliński was organized in front of the Nowa Huta Cultural Center.

The musicians of the group (with Jacek's older brother, Andrzej Zieliński at the head), family and friendly guests, including: Anna Rusowicz, Stanisław Wenglorz (with Skaldy he recorded the hit “I don't see you in my dreams”, he was a vocalist for a short time Budki Suflera), Łukasz Lach (group leader L.Stadt), violinist Alicja Śmietana (daughter of the deceased guitarist Jarosław Śmietana), Justyna Panfilewicz (known from, among others, “Battles for voices”, “The Voice of Poland”vocalist in 2011-2013 Three of them) and artists presenting highlander music. The whole thing was hosted by a journalist Piotr Metz.

His children also paid tribute to the deceased: Gabriela and Bogumił Zieliński and nephew Bartosz Zieliński, who flew from Chicago, where he is a DJ, especially for the ceremony. The latter sang three songs: “Sailors from the Sea of ​​Tears”, “Wishes from the Whole Heart” and “I Sing Because I Have to”.

Bartosz Zieliński, in an interview with ShowNews, did not hide his regret towards his father, Andrzej Zieliński. The leader of the Skalds had previously said that he would continue the activities of this group, but he did not mention his son.

“It's interesting that dad didn't mention anything about his own children. I live in the United States, so dad often says that I'm not available. However, we live in times when people move around easily… Dad himself went to Poland for concerts throughout 90s, until he settled permanently in Krakow, so he certainly knows that it can be done. Even before my uncle died, I bought a ticket to Poland and was supposed to replace him at two concerts, because I found out that he was no longer able to do so. sing,” emphasized Bartosz Zieliński.

“Recently I found out that my dad hires vocalists to sing Skaldów's songs. This moved me because he has a son who has a voice similar to his dad and uncle. Besides, I know all these songs because I have been listening to them since I was a child, and now I play and I sing them in the United States. So I called my dad and suggested that we do a few concerts together. It's something that should have happened a long time ago,” notes Andrzej Zieliński's son, who hopes that he will be able to perform during his father's 80th birthday (it falls). October 5).