Born into a musical family, Tom started to play the violin when he was 4 years old, began piano lessons at 7 and took up the trombone at 13 – the latter, because he wanted to play an instrument that made a lot of noise. His love for Jazz blossomed at school encouraged by his music teacher Jon Halton who had played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
He was the first trombonist to be accepted onto the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Jazz course in 2011, and in 2013 won the RAM’s Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition.
Tom has performed at venues around the world including Ronnie Scott’s, Wigmore Hall, the Vortex and 606 Club in the UK and the Casa del Jazz in Rome, La Mortella on the island of Ischia in Italy, the Budapest Jazz Club, and Langnau Jazz Nights festival in Switzerland. He has also performed on stages at prestigious Jazz festivals including Montreux, Toronto and Montreal.
In 2014 his quintet was invited to Tunisia by the Jazz Club of Tunis to teach for a week-long programme alongside musicians from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in New York, culminating in a performance for International Jazz Day 2014.
Tom’s main project is the Tom Green Septet, who released their debut album “Skyline” in February 2015 to unanimous critical acclaim and embarked on an 18-date album launch tour across the UK, from Inverness in Scotland to St Ives in Cornwall.
His wide range of musical experience also includes directing, writing, arranging and performing music with big bands, orchestras, chamber, salsa, soul, funk, jazz and progressive rock groups.
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