Michal Jaros- double bass player, born July 2, 1976 in Chelmno, Poland. Currently resides in Warsaw. Graduate of Warsaw's Fryderyk Chopin Music School Jazz Studies Program and the Jazz and Popular Music Department of the Katowice Academy of Music. Competitions in which he has participated and won awards include Grand Prix at the Jazz on the Oder'96 Festival, Jazz Juniors Cracow'02 and the Swinging Raven Award at Hot Jazz Spring Czestochowa'03. He performed with many of Poland's premiere jazz musicians: Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Namyslowski,Piotr Wojtasik, Maciej Sikala, Piotr Baron, Grazyna Auguscik, Aga Zaryan, Grzegorz Karnas, Michal Tokaj, among others.