- drummer | percussionist | composer. A classically trained, independent musician playing mainly jazz and jazz related styles of music. Graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland.
Tomek Grochot has played and recorded as a sideman with most of the best Polish jazz musicians: Janusz Muniak, Leszek Kułakowski, Jarek Śmietana (album “Vis a Vis” with Nippy Noya), Andrzej Cudzich, Krzesimir Dębski, Piotr Wojtasik, Wojtek Groborz, Wojciech Karolak, Jan Jarczyk, Marian Pawlik, Adam Wendt, Ryszard Styła, Marek Raduli, Janusz Grzywacz, Krzysztof Ścierański, Adam “Szabas” Kowalewski, Tomasz Grzegorski, Piotr Wyleżoł and many others. Until 2010 he performed and recorded with an internationally regarded klezmer jazz group Kroke, as well as a Polish singer star Edyta Geppert and a great pianist, composer and arranger Krzysztof Herdzin. He has taken part in Nigel Kennedy’s projects: “East Meets East” , “Nigel Kennedy plays Jimi Hendrix”, “A Very Nice Album”, with whom he also played with Berliner Philharmoniker.