Jonasz Kofta (28 November 1942 - 19 April 1988) was a Polish songwriter and poet. The Kofta family came to Warsaw after the Second World War and later lived in Wrocław and Poznań. The Jonasz's father was a Jew. In 1961 Kofta received his Matura in High School of Arts in Poznań and apparently began to study painting in Warsaw. By this time he had began to write poetry and cabaret numbers. Together with Adam Kreczmar and Jan Pietrzak he opened in 1962 the student cabaret club Hybrydy in Warsaw. In 1964 he became the literary director of the cabaret.