Jerzy Milian Trio consisted of Milian on vibe, Jacek Bednarek on bass and Grzegorz Gierlowski on drums. Milian was a key member of the Polish jazz scene that also included Krzystof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko. A good friend of Krzyzstof Komeda and a member of Komeda’s sextet of the 1950s, Milian made his name through a series of international performances that stunned concertgoers.
Andrzej Trzaskowski (born 23 March 1933 in Kraków, Poland) was a Polish jazz musician. He played the piano as a child and later studied musicology at university in Kraków (to 1957); he also took private lessons in composition and contemporary music theory and was active at the experimental studio of Polish radio.
Mieczysław Kosz (ur. 10 stycznia 1944 w Antoniówce k.Tomaszowa Lubelskiego, zm. 31 maja 1973 w Warszawie) - polski pianista i kompozytor jazzowy, absolwent średniej szkoły, który wywarł znaczący wpływ na polską szkołę jazzu.
Extra Ball was born in January 1974 in a club Pod Jaszczurami in Cracow. The first line-up consisted of Jarosław Śmietana - guitar, leader, Władysław Sendecki - electric piano, Jan Cichy - bass guitar and Benedykt Radecki - drums. Jarosław Śmietana explained the origin of band's name: "When we begun playing in Pod Jaszczurami there were automatic billiards pools launched there.