Thomas Borgmann在80年代初已经活跃于德国爵士音乐场景,同时也参与不同的创作计划,其中最著名的便是与Borah Bergman和Peter Brötzmann两位爵士大师的三重奏Blue Zoo。Boom Box是Thomas Borgmann另外一个三重奏的创作计划,Borgmann一人同时处理三种音色的萨克斯风,本质上是自由爵士,但将其处理得克制、可听,能让人身体随之摇动。

Thomas Bogmann – Tenor Soprano & Sopranino Saxophone、Harmonica/中音、高音萨克斯风、口琴
Willi Kellers – Drums、Percussion/鼓、敲击
Akira Ando – Double Bass/低音提琴

Borgmann began his career in the early 1980s, working mainly with the Berlin Art Ensemble with Nick Steinhaus (participating in the 1981 South American tour for the Goethe-Institut and the 1982 Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen). 
He went on to the Sirone Sextet in New York in 1987. 
He also spent some time playing with the Hidden Quartet (with Dietmar Diesner, Erik Balke, and Jonas Akerblom), and the Noise & Toys (with Valery Dudkin, Sascha Kondraschkin). 
In 1991 Borgmann founded the Orkestra Kith ‘n Kin, bringing together Hans Reichel, John Tchicai, Pat Thomas, Jay Oliver, Mark Sanders, and Lol Coxhill, amongst others. 
A year later came Ruf der Heimat, which included Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky (Ruf der Heimat, 1995) and Peter Brötzmann (Machine Kaput, 1996, both Konnex).
Borgmann has taken part in trio Blue Zoo, with Peter Brötzmann and Borah Bergman (Ride into the Blue, 1996 and Blue Zoo, 1997, both Konnex).
Throughout 1984, and continuing until 1996, he also organized the STAKKATO festival in Berlin.

In 1995 Borgmann began working with Wilber Morris and Denis Charles, forming the BMC-Trio. After Charles’ death in 1998, Borgmann and Morris teamed with Reggie Nicholson creating the “BMN-Trio”, which continued performing until 2002. 
Borgmann also participated in the quartet Alliance with Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, DJ Jayrope, and Michael Griener.
Borgmann and Brötzmann meet the New York rhythm team of William Parker and Rashid Bakr on Cooler Suite (2003, Grob).

Initially teaming with Tony Buck, and Joe Williamson, Borgmann formed the trio “Boom Box”, releasing their album Jazz in 2011.
He continues to perform with the group, now playing with Willi Kellers and Akira Ando. 
He also continues to tour international Jazz festivals around the world.

During his career, Borgmann has taken part in concerts, tours, and recordings with artists including Peter Brötzmann, Borah Bergman, Paul Lovens, Tony Buck, Paul Lytton, Evan Parker, John Tchicai, Conny Bauer, Johannes Bauer, Charles Gayle, Heinz Sauer, Lol Coxhill, Phil Minton, William Parker, Jason Hwang, Thurston Moore, Shoji Hano, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Rashied Bakr, Roy Campbell, Perry Robinson, Kip Hanrahans Latin Groove, and Jean-Paul Bourelly.

Thomas Borgmann has twice been the recipient of the Berlin Jazz-Grant, first in 1994, and again in 1996.

✸ …read also: The Five Horsemen of the Pre-Millennium, page 261 – 269
✸ …read also: Porträt

Discography (selected)
Orkestra Kith’N Kin (1995), with Hans Reichel, Lol Coxhill, Dietmar Diesner, Mark Sanders, Martin Mayes, Pat Thomas, Eric Balke, Jonas Ackerblom, and Christoph Winckel, Cadence Jazz Records, (USA)

Machine Kaput (1996), with Peter Brötzmann, Willi Kellers, and Christoph Winckel, as Ruf der Heimat Cooler Suite (1997), with Brötzmann, William Parker, and Rashied Bakr
‘BMN Trio …You See What We Sayin’? (1999), with Wilber Morris and Reggie Nicholson, CIMP, (USA)

Live at Tunnel (2000), BMN-Trio (with Wilber Morris and Reggie Nicholson), Qbico Records (Italy)

The Last Concert (2000), with Wilber Morris and Denis Charles, Silkheart Records, (USA)

boom box— jazz (2011), boom box (with Willi Kellers and Akira Ando), jazzwerkstatt (Germany)