The Adam Bartczak Republic presents its debut album Grass Is Greener, which explores the integration of modern styles such as hip hop into the genre of big band jazz. Other more traditional styles such as swing and Afro-Cuban are also represented in a diverse collection of original compositions and arrangements for the 19-piece group, which features some of the finest players on the Colorado scene. The album is available on the Dazzle Recordings label and at adambartczak.com.
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 the University of Northern Colorado’s Jazz Lab 1, 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.