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Jurek

Jurek Jagoda ( EN, George Berry ) - born in Poland. A passionate musician, composer. Among his works are also visual projects and arrangements related to spatial and stage design.

Music

As the musician Jurek begun his adventure early as a child. He is a graduate of Grażyna's Bacewicz Music School in Gdańsk in piano class. The rest is his passion that will stay with him for life. During secondary school, higher studies and the more late career Jurek works independently on the musical technique playing the piano and guitar and writes own compositions. He is also the author of music for lyrics and has delivered various bits and pieces for advertising. His original musical works now include solo albums, singles and projects for jazz trio.

The album Songs Without Words was noticed in the ranking "Albums Of The Year 2010" of the British jazz magazine Jazzwise. The song „If Only I Could Tell You" from this album was also included in the compilation „For Jazz Audio Fans Only vol. 4" by Japanese music journalist Yasukuni Terashima.

Jurek continues his musical passion as a composer and instrumentalist. Further personal projects are in development.

On the way

Looking for a way of life at the high school stage, his broad interests connected also with scenography and architecture drive him to other path of formal education. Jurek takes lessons in painting and drawing, then studies architecture. During his university years, as well as in later professional work, he finds himself more in creative field than engineering activities. He explores life as an assistant set designer at the National Opera in Warsaw and cooperates with audiovisual production studios as a graphic designer. He also undertakes challenges as the author of projections for theatrical performances and photographer. Jurek's experience includes also three years work in multicultural environment for event agencies with headquarters in Dubai and London. Among his design projects were also museum exhibitions and commercial interiors.

Direction

Over time, he dedicates himself to music. In addition, he is interested in visual storytelling, film and photography. He complements musical projects with his own graphics, photos or other visual elements. Both musical, aesthetic and technical skills help him communicate more effectively and see the broader perspective in the creative process.

A small part of various works you can find direclty on his personal portfolio website www.jurekjagoda.com



 

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