Tomasz Dąbrowski is an award-winning trumpeter and composer. He plays trumpet and a vintage instrument called balkan horn. His strong, instantly-recognizable sound and expressive playing are inspired by free jazz, Eastern European folk and avant-garde music. Tomasz is considered one of the most original Polish trumpet players and composers on today’s European jazz scene.
For the last five years, while living in Denmark, Dąbrowski has worked and performed with some of the key musicians and bands on the Danish scene: Kresten Osgood, Jacob Anderskov, Kasper Tranberg, the Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Lotte Anker, Andreas Lang, Simon Krabs, and Kasper Tom to name a few.
In January 2012 Dąbrowski recorded three albums in twelve days, collaborating with Tyshawn Sorey, Kris Davis, Jonathan Blake, Gilad Hekselman, Andrew Drury, and Jaleel Shaw.
Tom Trio was Tomasz Dąbrowski’s debut album as a leader and the name of his international group. Featuring double bassist Nils Bo Davidsen and drummer Anders Mogensen, the music of Tom Trio expresses an extraordinary blend of Slavic and Scandinavian personalities through long melodic lines, rough sound textures, and a precise sense of time. The album has been highly praised by the critics in Europe, USA and Japan, and brought Dąbrowski the nomination to Fryderyk Music Award.
The latest release, Steps, is a duo record with Tyshawn Sorey, recorded in New York.
Kasper Tom 5 - Ost Bingo Skruber (Barefoot Records 2013)
Dąbrowski Sorey Duo – Steps (For Tune 2013)
Magnolia Acoustic Quartet feat Obara & Dabrowski – Boozer (For Tune 2013)
Hunger Pangs - Meet Meat (For Tune 2013)
Tomasz Dąbrowski - TOM TRIO (ILK Records 2012)
Tomasz Licak - Trouble Hunting (Multukulti 2012)
Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – Clockstopper (Longlife Records 2012)
Emmett Tinley - Emmett Tinley (Mass Market Recordings 2012)
Tomasz Licak / Artur Tuźnik Quintet feat. Anders Mogensen – Quintet (Gateway Music 2011)
OFF QUAR TET - OFF QUAR TET (Jazz Forum 2010)
Kenneth Knudsen Group feat. Gilad Hekselman - Strings Attache (Gateway Music 2010)
Magnolia Acoustic Quartet (Societe General 2010)
ShockolaD+PL feat. Leopolis Orchestra, Off Quar Tet - Live in Kiev (Jazz Kolo 2009)
ShockolaD+PL - Number One (2008)
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