Łukasz Makowski was born in Gdansk in 1976.10.12. He got his first bass guitar in the age of 13, and his love for the deep sounds soon embraced the double bass as well. In 1992 he entered Fryderyk Chopin Secondary Music School in Gdansk. Right after graduating from secondary music school in 1998, he entered the Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdansk in the double bass class (5-years Master study), which he graduated in 2003.
His talent and hard work was rewarded by scholarships both from his Music Academy and from the mayor of the city of Gdansk. Since august 2005 until may 2009 he resides in Bergen, Norway where he graduated additional 2-years Master study in the double bass class at Grieg Academy. He moved to Warsaw in june 2009. He cooperate with famous Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, British jazz musicians such as Eddie Henderson, John Beasley, Tony Kofi, Winston Clifford, David Sundby, Alf Wilhelm Lundberg, Tomasz Grochot, Marcin Jahr, Łukasz Banaszkiewicz, Paweł Kukuła, Krzysia Górniak. In April 2008, he went on successful tour in Norway and Poland with international jazz quartet Kofi/Makowski Project, together with great musicians from Great Britain and Norway: sax player Tony Kofi, guitarist Alf Wilhelm Lundberg and drummer Winston Clifford. The quartet performed at international jazz festivals in Poland,Norway and U.K: Spring Jazz Festival 2008 in Częstochowa, London Jazz Festival 2008, Silda Jazz Festival 2008,2009 Haugesund. Ha also played on Jazz Festival Katowice’11 with guitarist Krzysia Górniak, and on the Jazz Bez Festival’11 with John Beasley European Quartet. He has as well a rich musical experience from classical performances as well. In addition to various projects, he gave solo performances with orchestras in Poland and Norway (Music Academy Orchestra in Gdansk, Bergen Unge Kammerorkester/the youth chamber orchestra of Bergen). He cooperated with theatres in Warsaw, Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot, as well as the Music Theatre in Gdynia. More information’s about Łukasz Makowski on the links below: