Dzem
Dżem is a Polish blues-rock band with connections to one of famous vocalist of Polish music industry, Ryszard Riedel.  The word dżem
means "fruit preserves" but is pronounced [ˈdʐɛm], like English jam (session). Among their songs are Czerwony jak cegła" (Red as a Brick),
"Whisky", "Wehikuł czasu" (Time Machine), "Sen o Victorii" (Dream about Victoria), "Harley mój" (My Harley), "Mała aleja róż" (Roses Little
Avenue), "Naiwne pytania" (Sappy questions), "List do M." (Letter to M.) and many more. On August 14, 2008 they played back-up band for
Eric Clapton's concert in Gdynia..


Current and former Band members

Beno Otręba – bass guitar, guitar, vocals (1973–present)
Adam Otręba – guitars, vocals (1973–present)
Jerzy Styczyński – guitars (1979–present)
Zbigniew Szczerbiński – drums (1992–present)
Maciej Balcar – vocals, harmonica, tambourin (2001–present)
Janusz Borzucki – keyboards, Hammond organ (2005–present)
Ryszard Riedel – vocals, harmonica (1973–1994)
Paweł Berger – keyboards, Hammond organ, vocals (1973–2005)
Jacek Dewódzki – vocals (1995–2001)
Michał Giercuszkiewicz – drums (1981–1986)
Marek Kapłon – drums (1986–1991)
Jerzy Piotrowski – drums (1991–1992)

Guest Musicians who played with the band

Leszek Winder – guitars (as a guest)
Rafał Rękosiewicz – keyboards, Hammond organ (as a guest)
Jorgos Skolias – vocals (as a guest in 1985)
Aleksander Korecki – saxophone (as a guest in 1987)
Krzysztof Przybyłowicz – drums (1987)
Martyna Jakubowicz – vocals (as a guest in 1988)
Andrzej Urny – guitars (1981)
Krzysztof "pARTyzanT" Toczko – accordion, harmonica, acoustic guitars, drums (1991–1994)
Aleksander Wojtasik – drums (1973 – about 1979)
Wojcech "Kafar" Grabiński – drums (1979)
Leszek Faliński – drums (1979–1980)
Tadeusz Faliński – bass guitars (1979–1980)
Józef Adamiec – bass guitars (1979)
Janusz Frychel – bass guitars (as a guest, replacement in 2008)
Sebastian Riedel – guitars, vocals, harmonica (as a guest)
Antymos Apostolis – guitars, drums (as a guest)
Tadeusz Nalepa – guitars, vocals (1987–1988,1995)
Sławomir Wierzcholski – vocals, harmonica (1993)
Dariusz Cała – harmonica (as a guest in 1988)
Józef Skrzek – harmonica, moog, GEM (as a guest in 2006, 2007)
Jan "Kyks" Skrzek - harmonica, grand piano (as a guest)
Ryszard "Skiba" Skibiński - harmonica
Jarosław Tioskow - guitar-slide (as a guest in 1985)


Discography

Studio albums
1985: Cegła (Brick)
1987: Zemsta nietoperzy (Revenge of the Bats)
1988: Numero uno (with Tadeusz Nalepa)
1989: Najemnik (Mercenary)
1989: The Band Plays On... (instrumental)
1989: Dżem session 1 (Jam Session 1)
1991: Detox
1993: Ciśnienie (Pressure, with Sławek Wierzcholski)
1993: 14. urodziny (14th Birthday)
1993: Autsajder (Outsider)
1994: Akustycznie (Acoustic)
1994: Akustycznie – suplement (Acoustic: Supplement)
1995: Kilka zdartych płyt (Few Used LP-records)
1997: Pod wiatr (Against the Wind')
2000: Być albo mieć (To Be or to Have)
2004: 2004 POL #26

Live albums

1985: Dzień, w którym pękło niebo (The Day the Sky Tore)
1986: Absolutely Live
1988: Lunatycy, czyli tzw. przeboje całkiem live (Sleepwalkers, or So-called Greatest Hits Absolutely Live)
1993: Wehikuł czasu – Spodek ‘92 (Time Machine – Spodek ‘92)
1995: List do R. na 12 głosów (Latter to R. for 12 Voices)
1999: Dżem w operze, cz. 1 i 2 (Jam in Opera vol. 1 & 2)
2007: Pamięci Pawła Bergera (In Memoriam: Paweł Berger)
2007: Tadeusz Nalepa i Dżem: Rawa Blues 1987 (Tadeusz Nalepa & Dżem: Rawa Blues Festival 1987)

Compilations

1989: Urodziny (Birthday)
1992: The Singles
2004: Złoty paw (Golden Peacock)
2007: Dżem – przebojowa kolekcja “Dziennika” (Dżem: “Dziennik’s” Hits Collesction)
2007: Dżem, część 2 – przebojowa kolekcja “Dziennika” (Dżem vol. 2: “Dziennik’s” Hits Collesction)
2008: W hołdzie Tadeuszowi Nalepie (Tribute to Tadeusz Nalepa)

Soundtracks

2000: To ja, złodziej (It’s Me, the Thief)
2005: Skazany na bluesa (Destined for Blues)

As a guest

Skibiński-Winder - Super Session (2006,as a guset - Dżem)
W hołdzie Tadeuszowi Nalepie (2008,as a guest Jerzy Styczyński, Maciej Balcar)


Videography

1994: Dżem (documentary)
1994: Sen o Victorii (documentary)
1999: Dżem w operze (concert)
2004: Przystanek Woodstock 2003 (concert)
2005: Przystanek Woodstock 2004 (concert)
2004: Się macie, ludzie! (What's Up, People!; unauthorized documentary)
2005: Skazany na bluesa (movie promo material)
2006: Skazany na bluesa (movie)
2006: Przystanek Woodstock 2003 i 2004 (concert, collection)





source: Wikipedia