Tomasz Stańko (b. 1942) is a polish jazz trumpeter and composer.
Stańko was born in Rzeszów, Poland, on 11th July 1942. He formed the quartet Jazz Darings in 1962 with Adam Makowicz (later replaced by Janusz Muniak);
this was one of the first European groups to be influenced by Ornette Coleman.
He played with Krzysztof Komeda (1963-1967) and Andrzej Trzaskowski (mid-1960s), then led the Tomasz Stanko Quintet (1968-1973), which included
Muniak and Zbigniew Seifert, and received considerable critical acclaim.