The Spirituals Singers Band is a Polish vocal group specializing in gospel, jazz standards, religious and entertainment music. The ensemble was founded by composer and arranger Włodzimierz Szomański in Wrocław, in 1978. The group has performed throughout Europe and has participated in the Jazz Jamboree festival, Złota Tarka, the International Festival Chant Choral, Unsere Zeit, Sopot Song Festival, Wratislavia Cantans and the International Jazz Choral Festival. They have been honoured with the Vacka - Wacka Kisielewskiego prize and were recognized by Jazz Forum magazine with the title of best Polish jazz vocal group. The band also received the Artistic Award of the Polish Estrada, Prometeusz 2000.
Włodzimierz Stanisław Szomański was born in Warsaw. He was a musician, vocalist, composer, and teacher. Szomański graduated from the State Higher School of Music in Wrocław in 1971 and later taught music at X Liceum Ogólnokształcące (High School) in Wrocław, as well as serving as the musical instructor of Wrocław bands. He composed many of the compositions and arrangements for the Spirituals Singers Band and was also a prolific composer of music for the theatre. His most important compositions include Missa Gospel's written in 2000 on the occasion of the millennium of Wrocław. In 2013, Szomański was awarded the Bronze Medal, Culture Gloria Artis, by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding contribution to the promotion of Polish culture, especially Christian culture, at home and abroad.