Jan A. Byrczek

Musician, entrepreneur, publisher

Born 1936, Chelmek, Poland; came to U.S., 1977.

Education: F. Chopin High School of Music, Cracow (Poland).

Career: founder, editor-in-chief, Jazz Forum, 1963-81; founder, president, Polish Jazz Society, 1963, and Concert Bureau Agency of Polish Jazz Society, 1965; founder, 1967, president, 1972-77, International Jazz Federation, Vienna (Austria); founder, New York branch, Jazz World Society; publisher, Jazz World; founder, American Music Database, and Jazz World Database, New York City, 1985-; founder, president, executive officer, Polish American Resources Corporation, 1987 -, and ARC Corporation, 1992 -; co-founder, vice chairman, American Bank in Poland. (AmerBank), 1990 -.

Author: various jazz directories covering jazz scene in U.S. and worldwide; organizer, numerous jazz concerts in Poland and East Europe; organizer, Jazz Jamboree Festival.

Language: Polish, English.

Home: PO Box 5001, Rockefeller Station, New York, NY 10185.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996