In 1998 he continued his studies at jazz music department of Music Academy of Katowice, which he graduated in 2002. In January 2002 the band received first prize in a prestigious competitionBielskiej Zadymki Jazzowej in Bielsko-Biala and Dominik was presented with a statuette Jazz Angel 2002 and also had their first album produced and released.
Since 2003 he has been awarded second place in a Jazz Top review from Jazz Forum magazine in Vibraphone of The Year category. He was nominated for the Grand Prix Jazz Melomani 2003 in the category Hope of Music Connoisseur2003 and Storm of 2005 by Gdansk edition of Gazeta Wyborcza daily. He was also nominated by 2005 by Gdansk edition of Gazeta Wyborcza daily. He was also nominated by Dziennik Baltycki in a plebiscite Man of the Year 2005. His album Projektor was rated one of the top ten albums of 2005 by the Jazz Forum magazine.
Dominik Bukowski plays and records with musicians such as: Tim Hagans (USA), Ulf Adaker (Sweden), Brian Melvin (USA), Gus Dahlberg (Sweden), Raivo Tafenau (Estonia). Janusz Muniak, Leszek Możdżer, Maciej Sikała, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Jan ?Ptaszyn? Wróblewski, Emil Kowalski, Piotr Wojtasik, Leszek Kułakowski, Krystyna Stańko, Jacek Kochan, Wojciech Staroniewicz, Przemek Dyakowski. Dominik Bukowski is also the composer of music to few theatrical and choreography performance.