Tomasz Ludwik Stańko (11 July 1942 – 29 July 2018) was a Polish trumpeter and composer. Stańko's work was described with free jazz and the avant-garde. He was born in Rzeszów, Poland. In 1984 he was a member of Cecil Taylor's big band.
He was known for his worke with pianist Krzysztof Komeda on Komeda's album Astigmatic, recorded in early 1965. In 1968 Stańko formed an quintet that included Zbigniew Seifert on violin and alto saxophone, and in 1975 he formed the Tomasz Stańko-Adam Makowicz Unit.
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- Yanow, Scott (2000). Trumpet Kings: The Players who Shaped the Sound of Jazz Trumpet. p. 351.
- ""Astigmatic" – Krzysztof Komeda Quintet" (in Polish). Retrieved July 20, 2016.
- Cook, Bernard A. (2001). Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia, Vol. II K-Z. p. 1020.
- "Tomasz Stańko nie żyje" [Tomasz Stańko is dead]. Onet Kultura (in Polish). 29 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.