Born: March 14, 1973 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Marek Skwarczynski - Trumpeter, composer and leader. He began to play the trumpet at the age of twelve and continued his education at the both Academies of Music in Krakow and Katowice, Poland. In 1996 he received scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he received an Albert A. Natale Award in recognition of outstanding musical achievement in Professional Performance. He also participated at Henry Mancini Institute in Long Beach, CA. He recorded two classical albums Baroque Music for Trumpet & Organ in Lezajsk Basilica and St.Mary`s Basilica in Krakow where he also performed for the Queen of England during her official visit in Poland. Marek moved to Brooklyn in 1997. He played in NYC clubs such as Europa, Smalls, Rhythm Club, Smoke, Cleopatras Needle, Blue Note and Village Vanguard where he sat in with legendary Lou Donaldson. He also performed at Williamsburg Jazz Festival and Long Island Slavic Music and Dance Festival. Marek performed with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis who arrived at his Marek`s gig at the Cleopatra`s Needle and they played Marek`s compositions together. Marek also cooperated with the Rapper and an Actor of the Year Will Smith during his recording session. Marek also performed on the benefit honoring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere. In April 2005 Marek was featured artist on the Neighborhood Beat Show aired by Brooklyn Community Access Television. Marek raised interest of many people and and has received numerous invitations to give concerts. He has just recently worked with basist/composer Bill Lee as well as with pianist/composer Eric Lewis.
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students