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Michal Tomaszczyk

Primary Instrument: Trombone

Michal Tomaszczyk

MICHAL TOMASZCZYK – trombone player, composer, arranger, born in 1986 in Poland. Graduated from Jazz Trombone and Jazz Composing and Arranging classes at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. He is a leader and founder of the quartet BIOTONE.

Debut album of the group titled „Unspoken Words” came out in 2011. It consist of only the compositions of Michal Tomaszczyk. BIOTONE band is nominated to prestigous Polish musical Fryderyk Award 2012 in the category of Jazz Phonographic Debut of the Year.

Besides his own band, works or has worked with formations: Nu Big Band, Kattorna, Salsa Central, Krzysztof Herdzin Big Band, Jose Torres y Salsa Tropical, Zbigniew Namysłowski Big Band, eM Band, Marcin Masecki WOR, Tomasz Stanko/Andrzej Smolik “Peyotl,” Big Ostrava Band, Perfect Girls and Friends, Aukso, Havana Dreams, Big Band AM Katowice, Skauci, Transkapela, Babooshki, Smolik, Big Band Akwarium, Silesian Jazz Orchestra, J4zz PuZone and others....
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Awards

-nomination to Fryderyk Award 2012 in the category of Jazz Phonographic Debut of the Year for BIOTONE -2nd Prize at Prize at Vth International Jazz Improvisation Competition in Katowice, 2010 -Best Instrumentalist at XIXeme Tremplin Jazz D’Avignon, France 2010 -1st Prize at XIII National Review of Young Jazz and Blues Groups, Gdynia 2010 with BIOTONE (M.Tomaszczyk-tb, P.Florczak-ts,ss, P.Puszczalo-db, S.Kuchczynski-dr) -Special Prize for Best Instrumentalist at XIII National Review of Young Jazz and Blues Groups, Gdynia 2010 -Special Prize “Key to Career” at Gorzow Jazz Celebrations, 2009 with BIOTONE (M.Tomaszczyk-tb, P.Florczak-ts,ss, P.Puszczalo-db, K.Domanski- dr) -1st Prize at VI International Krzysztof Komeda Composers Competition in Jazz Themes Category, 2009 -Special Prize at VI International Krzysztof Komeda Composers Competition in Open Category, 2009 -Finalist of XXXIII International Jazz Competition in Getxo, Spain 2009 with BIOTONE -Grand Prix at Junior Jazz 2008 in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic with BIOTONE -Special Prize for Best Composition at Junior Jazz 2008 in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic -Finalist of International Jazz Competition “Jazz Struggle 2007″ in Szczecin

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