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Tomo Jacobson is a Polish-born double bass player based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He focuses his efforts on free improv and other creative musics. With over a dozen albums to his credit, he is mostly known for the projects he is a leader, or co-leader to, namely MOONBOW, MOUNT MEANDER, IL SOGNO, or FREE SPIRITUAL, as well his solo double bass work, and free improv encounters with acclaimed musicians.

Tomo has been very fortunate to perform with the greats like John Tchicai, Andrew D'Angelo, Lotte Anker, Adam Rudolph, Rasul Siddik, P.O. Jørgens, Frank Gratkowski, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Sun Araw, Jacob Anderskov, Kresten Osgood, Hugh Steinmetz, Søren Kjaergaard, Torben Snekkested, Jesper Zeuthen, and many others. He played at numerous festivals like Copenhagen Jazz Festival (DK), Vinter Jazz (DK), Roskilde Festival (DK), Festa dell'Opera (IT), Milhões de Festa (POR), Jazz Jamboree (PL), Jazz Jantar (PL), Mózg Festival (PL), Sopot Molo Jazz Festival (PL), Audio Art Festival (PL), In Front (DE), Jazz Units (DE), or Creepy Teepee Festival (CZ). He has performed in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Poland, Italy, Cuba, Belgium, Czech Republic, Portugal, Los Angeles and New York.

Tomo is also an active music life curator and organizer in Copenhagen. Most notably he is a founder of the yearly Freedom Music Festival, which is focused on solo and duo free improvised concerts.

He graduated with a master degree from the prestigious Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen. He has also been studying musicology at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

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”This is an album with a big heart, beating strong, and every single sound on this album is served up with an enthusiasm that holds nothing back. This is what unbounded creativity sounds like. (...) This is one of the most exciting albums I’ve heard all this year.” about MOONBOW : #7 on 'Best Albums of 2016' (Dave Sumner - Bird is the Worm - USA) ​

”Like all true artists, Jacobson is on a spiritual quest and the music on the impossibly titled album is filled with hymns and anthems of wild beauty. (...) the leader whose big tone and earthy bass riffs carry the music forward

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Albums

Album Il sogno - Birthday by Tomo Jacobson

Il sogno - Birthday

Gotta Let It Out
2017

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Album Shelton/Tarwid/Jacobson/Berre - Hopes and Fears by Tomo Jacobson

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Multikulti Project
2017

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Album Mount Meander - Mount Meander by Tomo Jacobson

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Clean Feed Records
2016

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Album Sun Araw Trio XIII - Antwerp by Tomo Jacobson

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Sun Ark/Drag City
2016

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