Tom is a trombonist, composer and arranger based in London who has directed his own groups and big bands on national and international tours, and has performed at venues including Ronnie Scott's, the Vortex Jazz Club, 606 Club, Bull's Head, the Casa del Jazz in Rome, the Budapest Jazz Club, the Jazz Club of Tunis, and at the Montreux, Toronto and Montreal Jazz Festivals.
Winner of the 2013 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition, his playing and writing have gained numerous accolades from many important figures in the UK jazz scene. His musical experience includes directing, writing, arranging and performing music with big bands, orchestras, chamber, soul, funk, jazz and progressive rock groups both locally and nationally, as well as tours with professional shows across Europe, on both trombone and keyboards.
In 2011 Tom was accepted onto the prestigious postgraduate jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied under Mark Bassey, Gordon Campbell and Mark Nightingale. Whilst at the Academy he was also fortunate enough to work with musicians including Dave Douglas, Joe Locke, Stan Sulzmann, Django Bates, Nikki Iles, Martin Speake, Liam Noble, Barak Schmool, Pete Churchill, Stan Tracey and Troyka.
As a leader and sideman Tom has performed alongside musicians such as Iain Ballamy, Gareth Lockrane, Steve Waterman, Kit Downes, Issie Barratt and Mike Gibbs. His original projects include the Tom Green Septet, who are undergoing their first UK tour in November/December 2013.
“Remarkable… only the very best arrangers can get a sound like that from four horns”
Evan Parker, June 2013
“I’ve been involved in jazz for more than 60 years and this is some of the most exciting original new music I have heard for a long time. Tom’s writing has complexity, depth and intensity but above all a strong melodic thread… played with fantastic energy and a true “band sound”
Dame Cleo Laine, June 2013
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