Bartek Halicki

XO Instruments are brilliant. The instrument reacts immediately to the motion of players hand. The sound is perfect in every register. I never imagined a 0.508 bore trombone (1634 RLT) to be so responsive in all its registers. Higher tones forte still sound warm, smooth and full at the same time. It’s a perfect trombone to play first or second part in Big band ensemble.
Bartek Halicki


Bartek Halicki - trombonist, composer, arranger, session musician. Teacher in the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. In 2020 Bartek graduated with honors from the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. As a trombonist and bandleader he played at several music festivals, including: Hałda Jazz Festiwal, JazzBEZ, Old Jazz nad Tugą, Polish Love Jazz Festiwal, Jazzbląg Festiwal and Big Band Festiwal in Nowy Tomyśl.
He is the leader of the ensemble Bartek Halicki Septet, which he released an album called „Etnograf” with. Author of jazz arrangements of the greatest J.S. Bach works, wich are performed by Bach Jazz Collective - an ensemble Bartek also is the leader of.
Moreover he plays the part of first trombone in many ensembles, such as: band of the Polish Theater in Szczecin, Organek MTV Unplugged Band, Eljazz Big Band, Felix Jazz Orchestra, Teatr Kameralny in Bydgoszcz.
Throughout his career he performed alongside many polish and international jazz scene superstars. In his day to day work he puts a main focus on developing his own art, composing and arranging in different styles, fusing the sound of the trombone with unexpected ensembles in equally unexpected repertoire.

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