Anna Maria Jopek
Anna Maria Jopek (born 14 December 1970 in Warsaw) is a Polish musician and singer. She represented her country in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Ale jestem" and finished 11th out of 25 participating acts; and in 2002, she collaborated on an album with jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. She has received numerous awards for her music, including Michel Legrand's Personal Award in Vitebsk in 1994, as well as all of the awards for music in Poland, together with gold and platinum records. She is the daughter of Mazowsze singer Stanisław Jopek (1935–2006), known as the "First Coachman of Poland" for his signature song "Furman" (The Coachman), and former Mazowsze dancer Maria Stankiewicz. Her 1999 Christmas album, Dzisiaj z Betleyem, features two duets with her father. Anna Maria's sister, Patrycja is a violinist. In 2007, she recorded the album ID with artists Mino Cinelu, Christian McBride, Richard Bona, Branford Marsalis, Dhafer Youssef, Tord Gustavsen and Oscar Castro-Neves In April and May 2009, she did a tour with stops in Russia, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan.