Tomáš Baroš

Tomáš belongs to the youngest talented contrabass players on the jazz music scene. His father, Július Ďuso Baroš, a well-noted trumpetist, has been his life and music inspiration. He studied classical double bass at the Prague College of Music, in professor Květoslav Borovička’s class. In 2003 he was given the “Solo Player of the Year” award at the International Jazz & Blues Festival in Ústí nad Labem, in Junior Jazz competition. In 2004 he received the Berklee College of Music in Boston scholarship.

For 15 years he has been performing with musicians such as Peter Beets, Dennis Rowland, Pavel Wlosok, Pablo Held, Alex Sipiagin, Igor Buttman, Douglas Sides, Winand Gabor, Ryan Carnieux, Elsa Valle, Harry Sokal, Uwe Plath, Karen Edwards, Lubos Sramek, Klaudius Kovac, Jure Pukl, Milo Suchomel, Karel Ružička jr. and sn., Emil Viklický, Marián Ševčík, Ondřej Štveráček Quartet, Radovan Tariška Sextet, David Dorůžka, Ďuso Julius Baroš Quintet, Ondrej Krajňák Trio, Olga Škrancová Band, Bigband Gustava Broma, Bigband Matúša Jakabčice and many others.

Several months ago he stepped in to participate in Ida Kelarova and Jazz Famelija projects. At the joint jazz standards concert of the Ida Kelarova and Iva Bittova sisters at the Lucerna hall in Prague, he played a duet with the great bass player, George Mraz.