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Tomasz Dabrowski

Tomasz Dąbrowski is an award-winning Polish trumpeter and composer settled in Copenhagen, Denmark. With eight albums released under his own name and dozens of CDs as a co-leader and sideman, he is considered one of the most gifted trumpeters and composers in Europe. Tomasz has mostly been known for his work with groups TOM TRIO [ nominated to the FRYDERYK AWARD - Polish Music Industry Award], FREE4ARTS, his Japanese quartet AD HOC, string of concerts S-O-L-O: 30th Birthday / 30 Concerts / 30 Cities and projects with Tomasz Stańko, Tyshawn Sorey and Kris Davis, which received raving reviews internationally and created opportunities to tour all over Europe, North America and Asia. Tomasz is a member of a Danish musician-run collective and record label Barefoot Records.

Tomasz Dąbrowski has always been rejecting the conventions of lineup choice: starting with a trio without a harmonic instrument, forming a duo with drums and a trio with piano and drums, playing solo trumpet concerts. Tomasz is always looking for new sounds, textures and forms, proving that the unconventional has its peculiar colour and is beautiful in its own way.

AllAboutJazz magazine, named Tomasz as one of the 15 most significant European jazz musicians today [2017].

Tomasz was awarded with artistic scholarship by Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2012, a year later he has been named “Musician of the Year” by FFJ in Denmark [Foreningen af Fynske Jazzmusikere - Årets fynske jazzmusiker 2013]. He is a member of the program “You Me - Young Musicians play Europe”

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”Tomasz Dąbrowski is one of the most interesting musicians of the young generation in Poland.” - Tomasz Stańko

“Unlike other instruments the trumpet does not contain a generator of sound within itself. The human body of the trumpet player generates the sound, and this is merely amplified by the trumpet. In this way the trumpet becomes something like an extension of the body—which leads to many difficulties in mastering the instrument, but also to many possibilities for producing sounds with the most direct kind of musical expression. This can be heard in the playing of Tomasz Dabrowski” - Axel Dörner

“As musicians change their attitudes from those of searchers for arcana to sifters of unlimited data, a few have found a way to maintain forward motion; gracefully picking the information that speaks to them and using it in essence to create a new and personal voice that is an extension, not a recreation of a tradition

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Discography

First Nature

First Nature

Barefoot Records
2019

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Ninjazz

Ninjazz

For Tune
2018

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Tomasz Dąbrowski S-O-L-O:

Tomasz Dąbrowski...

Barefoot Records
2016

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S-O-L-O: 30th Birthday/30 Concerts/30 Cities

S-O-L-O: 30th...

Barefoot Records
2016

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Ocean Fanfare - Imagine Sound Imagine Silence

Ocean Fanfare -...

Barefoot Records
2015

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Tomasz Dąbrowski FREE4ARTS - Six Months & Ten Drops

Tomasz Dąbrowski...

Barefoot Records
2015

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Lines for Bogdan

Lines for Bogdan

Tomasz Dabrowski
Ninjazz

Part II

Part II

Tomasz Dabrowski
S-O-L-O: 30th Birthday/30...

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