Avant-garde and free jazz musician known for his Davis-esque lyricism.
He became noticed for his role in the Jazz Darings, and formed the Tomasz Stańko-Adam Makowicz Unit in 1975.
He has dentures due to tooth loss in the 1990s but used embouchure to play.
He was born and raised in Rzeszów, Poland.
Stańko attended his first jazz concert in 1958, featuring Dave Brubeck.