Tomasz Stanko

Tomasz Stanko

 

Tomasz Stanko

David Virelles, Reuben Rogers
& Gerald Cleaver

Sunday, March 29, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Tomasz Stanko

Tomasz Stanko

Described by The New Yorker as “one of the world’s most original and inventive jazz trumpeters,” Polish trumpet legend Tomasz Stanko always keeps company with the most formidable young players on the scene. Dividing his time between Warsaw and New York City, he’s recorded a series of taut, lyrically expansive sessions for ECM, alternating between emerging European stars and heavyweight Gotham improvisers. The all-star New York Quartet he brings to SFJAZZ includes pianist David Virelles and drummer Gerald Cleaver, the core band featured on Stanko’s newest ECM release, Wisława, with bassist Reuben Rogers standing in for Thomas Morgan. A standout talent since the early 1960s, Stanko eagerly absorbed concepts introduced by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and George Russell. He credits pianist Krzysztof Komeda, who composed memorable scores for Roman Polanski’s films Knife In the Water and Rosemary’s Baby, with honing his harmonic sensibility. No matter what the project, Stanko creates a sense of depth and spaciousness that’s long been associated with the ECM record label. Even at his most abstract he infuses each note with tenderness and sorrow, a master storyteller who never gets lost in his tale.

Artist Personnel

Tomasz Stanko trumpet
David Virelles piano
Reuben Rogers bass
Gerald Cleaver drums

Artist Website

"One of the world’s most original and inventive jazz trumpeters. " — The New Yorker
"The tone of Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko catapults you into reflection. " — The New York Times