Ambassador Mosbacher Hosts Evening of Historic Jazz as Part of 100 Lat Razem Celebrations

Photo: Maciej Hładki

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s yearlong celebrations of 100 Lat Razem (100 Years Together) marking Poland’s rebirth 100 years ago and American support, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher hosted a festive evening of historic jazz at her residence in Warsaw for an audience of special guests that included the Ministers of Digital Affairs and Maritime Economy, among others.  The star of the evening was Darius Brubeck, the jazz pianist son of American jazz legend Dave Brubeck (of Take Five fame) who was the first Jazz Ambassador sent by President Eisenhower behind the Iron Curtain in 1958.  Darius and his quartet were invited to Poland by Radio Szceczin to recreate the epic 7 city, 12 concert tour that his father’s quartet played in Poland 60 years ago.  From November 6-18 the Darius Brubeck Quartet is performing in Szczecin, Warsaw, Kraków, Lublin, Rzeszów, and Poznań alongside Szczecin’s famous jazzman Sylwester Ostrowski and his Jazz Brigade of American jazz artists.  During the concert at Ambassador Mosbacher’s residence, Poland’s famous jazz singer Dorota Miśkiewicz performed several songs including the grand finale that included the Darius Brubeck Quartet, Sylwester Ostrowski, and his Jazz Brigade playing on stage together.  The U.S. Embassy would like to thank Radio Szczecin, the City of Szczecin, Sylwester Ostrowski, and Yamaha for their outstanding support of this historic Jazz Ambassadors tour that commemorates the enduring special relationship between Poland and the United States.  Here is to 100 more years razem (together)!