Artist / Program Description:
Tom’s music is a percussive symphony – a sonic and visual feast for the senses. A classically trained musician, Tom has dramatically blended his orchestral background with world music instrumentation and cinematic imagery to create an experience that invites the listener into the heart of the musical moment. His work is wildly emotional and technically precise, with a gutsy edge of percussive frenzy and tribal ritual. Weaving together powerful elements of sound and rhythm, Tom is equally proficient on a vast array of percussion and keyboard instruments. Seamlessly blending genres from Middle Eastern, African, orchestral, and rock music, he moves between traditional instrumentation and electronics with ease and precision.
Tom is an internationally recognized, award-winning artist. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from DePaul University. Tom’s compositions have won many honors, including the grand prize for world music in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Broadjam World Music Contest.
Tom’s programs are uniquely designed for both the concert stage and an educational setting. He performs as a solo artist or with a full ensemble and multimedia presentation. Tom’s high energy, passion, and emotion, combined with superb musicality, will leave the audience amazed and inspired!