Biography

Tom Vincent is a leading and dynamic jazz pianist who has been performing for over 20 years. His style is unique and influenced mainly by recordings from the jazz greats like Louis, Sarah Vaughn, Clifford Brown, Duke Ellington and so on. Vincent has lived and performed extensively in Europe and spent three years in New York where he was active in the jazz scene, performing and studying. His love of performing reflects the true jazz style of collaborating with other passionate aficionados. This has enabled Vincent, who is now based in Tasmania, to build a strong contingent of musicians across the globe, jazz musicians who are eager to reunite and perform with him.

In October 2009 the Tom Vincent Quaretet conducted a major tour of Australia. In 2010 Tom toured the world, playing 21 gigs in ten different countries including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Vienna, Germany and Brazil.

An experience with Tom and his sidemen will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and moving at least one part of your body. Tom is charismatic, spontaneous, downright cool and an absolute genius at the keys. This music is rooted in the jazz tradition and a joy to see live as Tom combines this earthy original jazz feeling with fresh invention, surprising and delighting his side men, himself and of course the audience too. His infectious style of jazz brings people together to simply have a good time over some great swingin’ grooves. His repertoire of hundreds of songs feeds a constant stream of music that is evolving right before you. Tom consistently deliver exciting and entertaining performances.

Tom studied composing / arranging and performance with Don Burrows, George Golla, Mike Nock, Roger Frampton. He graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium in 1989 with encouragement from Burrows to further his study abroad. Burrows described Tom as a trailblazer, “…a musician who does not merely recycle what he’s heard, but will really take music somewhere of his own.”

In 1993 he was awarded an International Study Grant from Australia Council for composition study in New York, where he lived, studied and performed for three years.

Edited by jezzaboogie on 6 Dec 2011, 10:48

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