Andrzej Zubek

Andrzej Zubek was born on April 6th of 1948 in Bielsko-Biała (Poland). He is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice (in the classical division; bass performance and in the jazz department; composition and arranging).
Mr. Zubek is active as a composer, arranger, conductor and a pianist. In 1974 he created the piano duo called “Banasik & Zubek” and performed in the ensemble until 1984.
In 1991 he started collaborating with the “Silesian Operetta”, also known as the Music Theatre in Gliwice. In 1991-2000 Mr. Zubek was a music director and the conductor of many operettas and musicals, including West Side Story, Victoria and Her Hussar, Zorba the Greek, The Vagabond King, Porgy & Bess, Chicago and his own production show The Sesame of the Ali Baba.
Mr. Zubek created his own jazz combo while still in high school, which few years later became the award winning “Silesian Jazz Quartet.”
In 1972 Andrzej Zubek was the big-band leader and the Professor of composition and arranging at the Jazz Institute of the Academy of Music in Katowice. In 1990-1996 Professor Zubek became the head of the Jazz Department at the Music Academy in Katowice.
Among his compositions are such as: Triptych for the Vocal and the Rhythm Section, Etudes for the Jazz Band, Swinging Cellos for four cellos and the musical Captain Pantoja and the Special Services.
Currently, Prof. Zubek is the head of the Composition and Arranging Jazz Institute at the Academy of Music in Katowice and the Professor at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.