Tomasz Stanko, jazz trumpeter, interviewed by Piotr Michalowski, George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, U-M.
Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko is “one of the most original and creative jazz trumpet players in the world,” proclaimed the New Yorker. Inspired by early Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, he was 20 when he formed his first band in 1962 and has been a jazz hero in Europe ever since.
On February 5, UMS presents The Tomasz Stanko New Balladyna Quartet, performing Balladyna, based on the Polish tragedy written by Juliusz Slowacki in 1834 and published in 1839 in Paris. The quartet includes Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Tim Berne, saxophones; John Hébert, bass; and Jim Black, drums.
Sponsors: U-M's Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, CREES, Center for World Performance Studies, UMS; Adam Mickiewicz Institute