Jerzy Mączyński


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The Pelican System may be a funny name, but this music is serious fun and imaginative, unpredictable and fascinating. "Polish Jazz"is alive and well. And it is getting younger, just listen to it.

Daniel Wyszogrodzki, The First News

Jerzy Mączyński is a Polish saxophonist and composer. He was educated in music schools in the fields of jazz and classical music from an early age. A graduate of the Academy of Music in Wrocław, he spent the last year of undergraduate studies in Denmark, at Syddanskmusikkonservatorium.


In 2018, he began his master’s studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the field of contemporary music performance. The founder and the leader of the band “Jerry & The Pelican System” – an alternative musical concept that is taking by storm  Polish, as well as the international scene of instrumental music.


Co-founder of one of the most recognisable experimental jazz bands of the younger generation, P.E. Quartet. In 2018, in cooperation with Wytwórnia MultiKulti Project, the band released their first album called “Cokolwiek” (Anything). The album represents the style of indie jazz. In 2016, the band won the International Festival – Tarnów Jazz Contest and won the 3rd place at the Blue Note Jazz Competition 2016.

2019 saw the release of his debut album "Jerry & The Pelican System" in the prestigous Polish Jazz series.


Jerry Mączyński performed on many Polish and international stages. He was schooled by Greg Osby, Perico Sambeat, Michał Kulenty and Zbigniew Namysłowski. He has been touring the world and has worked with many renowned musicians, such as Thomas de Perquery and Nitin Sawhney. He is constantly looking for new sounds. His style is deeply rooted in European avant-garde.

His latest project Jerry & The Pelican System Virtual Tour involves musicians from around the world and experiments with form. The project culminated in a concert performed as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2020.


New music is on the way...