Report: Polish Trumpeter Tomasz Stańko Dead at 76


Tomasz Stańko (1942-2018)

(Photo: Andrzej Tyszko)

​According to Reuters, the influential Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stańko died Sunday at the age of 76.

Performers took to social media to express their appreciation for his work, which stretches back to the 1960s when Stańko performed in groups helmed by Polish pianist Krzysztof Komeda.

Read an interview from the DownBeat archives with the trumpeter here. DB

  • 2022_Ron_Carter.jpg

    Bassist-composer Ron Carter turns 85 on May 4.

  • DB2022_Abdullah_Ibrahim_by_Michael_Jackson.jpg

    “I have no concept of what I did before! That’s irrelevant,” Ibrahim said. “I can’t change anything. I can’t change the past, I can’t change the future, I can only deal with what is now.”

  • Chucho_Valde_s__Creation_Photo__1.jpg

    The Detroit Jazz Festival has announced its lineup for Labor Day weekend during a livestream preview event that included a live performance from the 2022 Artist-in-Residence Chucho Valdés.

  • Meghan-Stabile-1000x667-1.png

    Meghan Stabile was the founder of Revive Music Group.

  • ACT_LIKE_YOU_KNOW00013.jpg

    Bounce pioneers Mannie Fresh and Big Freedia and other guests join Galactic on “Act Like You Know.”

On Sale Now
July 2022
Sean Jones
Look Inside
Print | Digital | iPad