Paweł Tomaszewski

pianista, kompozytor / pianist, composer

PAWEL TOMASZEWSKI TRIO

Trio Pawła Tomaszewskiego to grupa wybitnych instrumentalistów, którzy już na początku swojej kariery muzycznej angażowani byli do współpracy przez uznane osobistości polskiego i światowego jazzu. Ich muzyka jest wynikiem doświadczeń zdobywanych u boku mistrzów gatunku oraz własnych wizji oraz koncepcji artystycznych. Charakteryzuje ją współczesne podejście do idei formy oraz improwizacji, zbudowane na tradycjach muzyki jazzowej i europejskiej. Zespół sięga również po inspiracje do rozmaitych gatunków "muzyki świata", które usłyszeć można w autorskich kompozycjach oraz aranżacjach.


Już wkrótce ukaże się drugie autorskie nagranie studyjne Tria Pawła Tomaszewskiego. Oprócz oryginalnych kompozycji lidera na płycie usłyszeć można standardy jazzowe oraz muzyki pop w nowych opracowaniach. 


Nagrania dokonano w najlepszym europejskim studio nagrań dźwiękowych oraz filmowych - Alvernia Studios.


Muzyka charakteryzuje się dużą rozpiętością stylistyczną - od utworów intensywnych rytmicznie po głębokie, "zawieszone" w czasie ballady.

Pawel Tomaszewski Trio is a group of outstanding instrumentalists who were invited to play with renowned Polish and world-class jazz musicians at the beginning of their career. Their music is a result of experience gained at the side of masters of the genre, and their own vision and artistic concepts, and has characteristics of contemporary approach to the form and improvisation built on European and American jazz traditions. The band draws inspiration from various music genres, which you can hear in Trio’s original compositions and arrangements.


Pawel Tomaszewski Trio will soon release the second studio album. In addition to original compositions of the bandleader, the album will include jazz standards and pop music in new arrangements. The recording took place in Alvernia Studios, one of the best audio and film studios in Europe.


Trio’s music displays a wide stylistic diversity – from rhythmically intense pieces to deep, sensual ballads.

 

Limitless by Pawel Tomaszewski

 

PAWEŁ TOMASZEWSKI


Pianist, composer, arranger, and producer. Lecturer in Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, the same Academy where he received degree in Piano Performance in 2007, and degree in Composition and Arrangements in 2006. In 2013, Pawel obtained his Ph.D. with specialization in Piano Playing.


Pawel has played with various Polish and international jazz stars on stages around the world. He has extended experience in performing solo concerts as well as concerts with symphony orchestras.

In his career, Pawel has worked with wide array of artists of various music genres. He has performed alongside such stars as: Maria Schneider, Steve Vai, Nigel Kennedy, Rick Margitza, Eric Marienthal, Dean Brown, Xantone Blacq, Larry Coryell, Troy Miller, Steve McCraven, Karen Edwards, Judy Bady, Troy Anderson, Steve Logan, Michał Urbaniak, Krzesimir Dębski, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Jarosław Śmietana, Urszula Dudziak, Anna Serafińska, Mika Urbaniak, Piotr Wojtasik, Grzegorz Nagórski, Sławomir Jaskułke, Mieczysław Szcześniak, Marita Alban Juárez, Halina Młynkowa, Ewa Uryga, Adam Bałdych and many others.


His work appears on over 20 CDs, including his own albums “Actual Proof”, Myrczek & Tomaszewski “Love Revisited” in addition to TV and radio recordings on which he performed as a pianist, keyboardist, Hammond player, arranger and music producer. He is a big band and symphony orchestra composer for Polish Jazz Symphony and Symphony of the Galaxies (jazz quintet and string orchestra).


In 2009, Pawel’s album “Dedication” with Grzegorz Nagórski Quartet won the prestigious Fryderyk Award in the category “Jazz Debut of the Year”.


Pawel has also served as a teacher on several international jazz workshops in Puławay, Chodzież, Szczecin, Nysa, and St. Petersburg among others.

PAWEŁ DOBROWOLSKI


Paweł Dobrowolski graduated from Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, faculty of Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he studied drums and percussion under Professor Adam Buczek. 


He performed and collaborated with such artists as: Anna Maria Jopek, Zakopower, Nigel Kennedy, Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Richard Bona, Dhafer Youssef, Mino Cinelu, Jeff Beck, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Gil Goldstein, Makoto Ozone, NDR Big Band, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Gordon Haskell, Brad Terry, SBB, Michał Urbaniak, Urszula Dudziak, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Janusz Muniak, Tomasz Szukalski, Wojciech Karolak, Zbigniew Wegehaupt, Krzysztof Ścierański, Janusz Skowron, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Andrzej Olejniczak, Adam Pierończyk, Grzegorz Nagórski, Krzysztof Herdzin, Adam Bałdych, Robert and Wojciech Majewscy, Jacek and Wojciech Niedzielowie, Mieczysław Szcześniak, Włodek Pawlik, Krzesimir Dębski, Adam Klocek, Kuba Badach, Marek Napiórkowski, Paweł Tomaszewski, Gary Guthman, Mariusz Bogdanowicz, Marek Bałata, Anna Serafińska, Łona and Webber, Marika, Bisquit, Carmen Moreno, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Monika Kuszyńska, Monika Borzym, Beata Przybytek, Marta Król, Grzech Piotrowski, Marek Dyjak, Karim Martusewicz, Paweł Kaczmarczyk, Rafał Sarnecki, Ola Tomaszewska, Michał Wróblewski and many others.


For taking part in the recording “Assymetry” by Zbigniew Namysłowski, Pawel won Fryderyk Award in category “Best Jazz Album” in 2006. 


Pawel has recorded over 30 CDs as well as music for the movies and TV shows for Polish and foreign channels (TVP1, TVP2, Polsat, TVN, RTL, ZDF, BBC, MEZZO).

 

ANDRZEJ ŚWIĘS


Andrzej studied double bass and received his degree from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan in 2005, and graduated from Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in 2008.


He has performed with a wide range of musicians, including a number of internationally renowned artists such as: Lee Konitz, Greg Osby, George Garzone, Karl Martin Almqvist, Jacques Schwarz-Bard, Judy Bady, Keith Javors, Adam Pierończyk, Frank Parker, Harald Tanschek, Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Jan “Ptaszyn” Wróblewski, Joachim Mencel, Kuba Stankiewicz, Ewa Bem, Grzegorz Nagórski, Jacek Kochan, Aga Zaryan, Grace Kelly, Jason Palmer, Pete McCann, Artur Dutkiewicz, Jorgos Skolias, Krzesimir Dębski and others.


Besides playing in jazz clubs and major venues in Poland, he has performed on various festivals in Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Denmark, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Belarus.


He also collaborates on regular basis with Soundcheck Quartet, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Marita Alban Juárez, Marta Król, Kocin Kociński Trio and Nowicki/Święs/Frankiewicz Trio.


In 2013, Nowicki/Święs/Frankiewicz Trio album “Pathfinder” was nominated for Fryderyk Award in “Jazz Album of the Year” category.