July 29th, 2018
Tomasz Dąbrowski is an award-winning trumpeter and composer. Tomasz plays trumpet and a vintage instrument he calls “Balkan horn”. His strong, instantly recognizable sound and expressive playing are inspired by free jazz, Eastern European folk music, and avant-garde music. Tomasz is considered one of the most original Polish trumpet players and composers on today’s European jazz scene.
At the age of 30 he has released three solo albums and dozens of CDs as a co-leader and sideman, touring extensively in Europe and Canada. Over the last few years, while living in Denmark, Dąbrowski has worked and performed with some of the finest musicians and bands on the Danish scene: Kresten Osgood, Jacob Anderskov, Kasper Tranberg, the Copenhagen Art Ensemble, HUNGER PANGS, Lotte Anker, Andreas Lang, AC, Mette Rasmussen, Simon Krabs, and Kasper Tom to name a few. Along with that Tomasz has worked and played with many American and European musicians: Pheeroan akLaff, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Greg Osby, RJ Miller, Aaron Parks, Tony Scheer, Rudi Mahall, Henrik Walsdorff, Avishai Cohen, Óskar Guðjónsson, Daníel Friðrik Böðvarsson. In January 2012 Dąbrowski visited New York, where he recorded three albums in twelve days, collaborating with Tyshawn Sorey, Kris Davis, Jonathan Blake, Gilad Hekselman, Andrew Drury, and Jaleel Shaw.
Tomasz was awarded with artistic scholarship by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2012, and a year later he has been named “Musician of the Year” by FFJ in Denmark (Foreningen af Fynske Jazzmusikere – Årets fynske jazzmusiker 2013). He is a member of the program YouMe: Young Musicians play Europe.