Though rooted in jazz, Denver-based trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator Adam Bartczak reaches into many walks of music. His compositions have been performed by the West Point Academy's Jazz Knights, the University of North Texas One O'clock Lab Band, Denver's 9th and Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, and his own Adam Bartczak Republic, among other groups.
Recent projects have included presentations of works at the Jazz Education Network Conference, and for the West Point Jazz Knights Composers Forum, where he worked with esteemed jazz composer Jim McNeely. Performances of his arrangements for jazz orchestra have featured artists such as Donny McCaslin, Jeff Coffin, Robin Eubanks, Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, and Geoffrey Keezer.
Currently, he performs and teaches in Colorado and is an adjunct faculty member at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He also taught at the University of Northern Colorado, where he earned a Doctorate in Jazz Studies with a secondary emphasis in Classical Composition. He plays with several local groups, including his own jazz quintet, which has performed at the Five Points Jazz Festival and Telluride Jazz Celebration. His first release as a leader, the Adam Bartczak Republic's Grass Is Greener is available on Dazzle Recordings.