Zosia Matysik’s life revolves around culture and music in particular. Being raised in a music-oriented family she has been working in the arts and media business for more than a decade earning professional experience in show production, touring, managing and promoting. She received musical education going through 10 years of classical piano and percussion training, then deciding to steer her higher education into another direction and earning her BA and MA in TV and film production from the Film School of University of Silesia in Katowice.
She is co-owner of Delta Booking and Publishing agency, one of Poland’s longest-operating promoters of American music, like Blues, Roots, and Americana. Its roster includes a variety of musicians including Grammy nominated artists: Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Southern Avenue, The Record Company, Fantastic Negrito, Mavis Staples and many others. For more than two decades the agency has been booking over a hundred shows each year bringing genuine American sounds to Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Hungary and helping programme and produce various musical events.
Outside the Agency Zosia has been frequently freelancing for production departments of major cultural events like Open’er Festival, Kraków Live Festival, Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Off Festival, and others. She’s also maintained a freelance relationship with the Kraków Festival Office where she’s been a part of their production and hospitality logistic team of Film Music Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Misteria Paschalia and Wianki, to name a few.
Zosia has been also proud of her activity as a music journalist where she has earned multiple awards for her writing and photography in blues and jazz fields. She was a co-host of a cultural programme on Polish National Television (TVP) in Katowice and for the past three years she’s been hosting a weekly all genres radio show “Kobiety Mają Głos” focusing entirely on women in music and promoting female empowerment through art.
Last but not least, faced with dramatically changing reality of the live music scene in the spring of 2020 she took on a new professional career and has become a graphic layout designer for “Twój Blues” Quarterly” Poland’s only magazine devoted entirely to blues music – a challenge that has since become a new and exciting addition to her many activities.