Jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stańko laid to rest in Warsaw
PR dla Zagranicy
Hundreds of mourners on Friday paid their last respects to renowned Polish jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stańko, who died last month after losing a battle with cancer.
Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
His funeral in Warsaw was attended by family and friends as well as a crowd of fans and officials.
In a letter read out during the ceremony, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński wrote that Stańko “was one of the most outstanding figures in Polish culture, an artist of international stature who was acclaimed and admired from the 1960s onward."
A trumpeter, composer and arranger, Stańko was one of Poland’s most famous jazz musicians who was known and respected on both sides of the Atlantic.
He was laid to rest in the Avenue of Honour at Warsaw’s Powązki military cemetery.
Stańko died at a Warsaw cancer hospital on July 29 at the age of 76.
Source: Polish Radio/IAR