Singer, songwriter and producer. Born Agnieszka Skrzypek in Warsaw on January 17th, 1976.
One of the most internationally recognised jazz vocalists of her generation in Poland. She is known for her distinctive style, elegance and intimate approach to singing, characterised by a lightness of phrasing and warm, slightly matt-toned voice.
The most pleasant musical surprise of recent months. An album recorded to commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising could have been expected to be a somewhat bland, rather a musical gesture of patriotism. But this recording by arguably Poland's most interesting jazz vocalist of the younger generation is truly moving. The songs, with texts by participants and witnesses to the Uprising (Krystyna Krahelska, priest Jan Twardowski and Anna Świrszczyńska, among others), make quite an impression. In the finest of them, "Miłóść" / "Love", Zaryan approaches the level of master vocalists in the vein of Ewa Demarczyk. These excellently sung pieces, arranged for strings with a jazz rhythm section, contain not one trace of mediocrity of any kind. Mariusz Cieślik, Newsweek, August 2007.
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