Study: Lyceum of Music in Krakow (piano, trumpet, bass). Then theory, composition &
instrumentation at Crakow & Warsaw Music Conservatory.
Jazz musician in Poland from 1956,playing with most of the
Polish musicians like: Krzysztof Komeda, Andrzej Trzaskowski,
Zbigniew Namyslowski a.o.. 1960 recording with Stan Getz;- 1962
rec. with Don Ellis. 1962 tour of USA with Polish quintet The Wreckers. Moved to Sweden
in early 1963, resident of Stockholm. There
playing and recording with Eje Thelin Quintet, Radiojazzgruppen, Bengt
Hallberg, Jan Johansson, Putte Wickman a.m.o. Playing Golden Circle
Jazz-Club (and recording for Swedish Radio) with American soloist: Ben Webster, Benny
Golson(LP: Stockholm Sojourn), Jimmy Witherspoon, Anita O`Day, Dexter Gordon, Johnny
Griffin, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Clifford Jordan, Rolf Ericson, Phil
Woods, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Harry Edison, Steve Lacy, Art Taylor and
many others. Longer time with George Russell Sextet. Part of the rhythm section incl.
Lasse Sjoesten p.& Al Heath dr.. 1972 on tour with Mike Urbaniak/Ula Dudziak + LP
record. Left Sweden for West Berlin in 1978 for engagement in SFB/Paul Kuhn Big Band.
Among musicians in the band were: Leo Wright, Rolf Ericson, Carmell Jones, Bob Burgess,
Walter Norris, Ron Stephenson, Hans von Hermann a.m.o.. Since 1981 living in
Switzerland, working first with radio DRS Big Band playing&recording with Jiggs Whigham,
Sal Nistico, Eddie Daniels, Bill Holman, Slide Hampton, Paul Grabowsky. Later on working
with Ray Bryant, Sandy Patton, Wild Bill Davison, Oscar Klein and others. Tour of Sweden
2003 with Bernt Rosengren, Ulf Andersson, Bertil Loevgren, Goeran Lindberg, Rune
Carlsson. Since 1999 teacher on Jazz Schule Basel. Playing in JM Rhythm Four Group with
guest soloist: Benny Bailey, James Zollar, Peter Aplleyard and recently Bucky Pizzarelli.
There are other great musicians I enjoyed playing with, but it is impossible to mention all
After 18 years absence returning to Poland for a 50 years jubilee of 1957 Sopot Jazz
Festival and performing together with Jerzy Matuszkiewicz, Jan Wroblewski, Zbigniew
Namyslowski, Jerzy Tatarak - all saxophone players and with Wojtek Karolak piano and
Andrzej Dabrowski drums. Before that playing Tygmont Jazz-Club for 3 nights with the
same rhythm section and a.o. Janusz Muniak on tenor sax. Playing in February 2008 in
Poland at Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa,(10th year of the festival) with Polish Jazz
Quartet(Jan Wroblewski t.sax, Wojtek Karolak p., Roman Dylag b. & Andrzej Dabrowski
Visiting Poland again in July 2009 and receaving an annual prize at
Cracow Summer Jazz Festival called Baranek Jazzowy (A Jazz Lamb)and performing
there in duo with Jarek Smietana on guitar.
October/November 2009 tour of Switzerland with JM Rhythm Four plus Peter Appleyard
vibes and Bucky Pizzarelli guitar. Preparing now for two concerts, 18/19 December 2009
at Bird`s Eye Jazz Club in Basel, Switzerland. It will feature Roman Dylag Quartet with
Thomas Dobler vibes, Francis Coletta guitar and Marcel Papaux drums playing jazz
standards and seven of my own compositions.