Tomasz Dabrowski

Born: March 31, 1984    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Tomasz Dabrowski

Tomasz Dąbrowski 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 28 he has released eleven albums as a co-leader and sideman and he has toured extensively in Europe, the US, and Africa.

For the last four 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, Lotte Anker, Andreas Lang, Simon Krabs, and Kasper Tom to name a few. ...
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Together with his quartet became the winner in XI Jazz & Blues Band Competition 2008 in Gdynia. Has been recognized also as the Best Instrumentalist-Soloist of this festival. Tomasz Dabrowski Quintet won first place as the best band at the festiwal of Young Talents organized by “Tygmont” Club and Warsaw University” “Hopes of Warsaw 2008” He has been honored with the price for ‘The Best Soloist’ on Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa Festival 2009.
”A subtle sonic colorist a la Nate Wooley or Cuong Vu, Dabrowski shades his rich, warm tone with squelches, halfvalvings and wah-wahs to achieve a bright but burred effect.” New York City Jazz Record Tom Greenland

“Tomasz Dąbrowski grows into one of the most important and interesting trumpet players in Europe” Jazz Forum Marek Romański

“Tomasz Dabrowski from Warsaw, Poland! ...abled and very poised music expression, excellent arrangement of compositions, articulate avant-garde jazz trumpeter!” Vanguard Jazz Society David Payne

”Tomasz has great power as a musician.” Przemek Dyakowski

“From the first note, you can hear and feel how mature musician Tomasz Dabrowski is, with his beautiful, rich sound and great phrases [...]” Jazz Forum Pawel Brodowski

Tomasz Dąbrowski - "TOM TRIO" [ILK Records], 2012 Tomasz Licak - "Trouble Hunting" [Multikulti], 2012 Kenneth Dahl Knudsen - "Clockstopper", 2012 Licak / Tuźnik Quintet feat. Anders Mogensen - "Quintet", 2011 OFF QUAR TET, 2010 Kenneth Dahl Knudsen group feat. Gilad Hekselman - "Strings Attached", 2010 Magnolia Acoustic Quartet, 2010

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