Tom is a versatile free-lance trumpet player. You can catch him playing lead trumpet with the DELMARVA BIG BAND or in the trumpet section of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra; he is a member of Gold Standard, The Salisbury Brass, and Dark Gold Jazz.
He regularly performs ceremonial wedding music.
Since returning to the music scene in 2009, Tom has played lead trumpet with the legendary Bobby Shew, Mark Gross (Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra), Chris Vadala (Chuck Mangione's incredible reed front man), NY-based trumpeter Alex Norris, and Jennifer Wills Hope who starred on Broadway as Christine in Phantom of the Opera; on the classical side he has performed with world class pianist Nelson Padgett and Russian violinist Igor Kalnin. Tom has also played lead trumpet for the Chuck Baker Jazz Orchestra and the Tim Laushey Jazz Orchestra.
Tom has played first trumpet in an exhaustive list of Broadway shows including Hairspray, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserable, Sweet Charity, Mame, Chicago, Company, Pippin, Damn Yankees, 42nd Street, and many others.
music for any occasion
Tom, Ken Hasenei, Pat Shaner, & Tony Domenico following Tom's 2015 recital at Salisbury University. It ended with these four performing Jim Stephenson's Fanfare for an Angel.
The Delmarva Big Band and its 2017 summer season has an entirely new program with legacy and contemporary arrangements producing a well-rounded concert. Tunes range from Well Git It and Arturo Sandoval's Funky Cha Cha to famous Sinatra charts. Musicians include former members of the Birdland Big Band and the U.S. Navy Commodores. Come out and enjoy a live musical treat.
Jazz & Classical
Salisbury University Faculty Alumni Homecoming Recital. October 2016
Dr. William Folger, Professor Lee Knier & Tom
11 - Soloist, Wicomico Presbyterian
11 - HAIRSPRAY
25 - HAIRSPRAY
31 - Easter Vigil @ Sts. Peter & Paul, Easton
1 - Easter services @ Sts. Peter & Paul, Easton
4 - HAIRSPRAY
5 - HAIRSPRAY
6 - HAIRSPRAY
7 - HAIRSPRAY
8 - HAIRSPRAY
13 - HAIRSPRAY
14 - HAIRSRAPY
15 - HAIRSPRAY
23 - Bach ASCENSION ORATORIO
26 - Salisbury Brass @ Wicomico Presbyterian
27 - Bach ASCENSION ORATORIO
28 - Bach ASCENSION ORATORIO
29 - Salisbury Brass @ Wicomico Presbyterian
23 - 24 Salisbury Brass @ Wicomico Civic Center
22 - Delmarva Big Band @ Ocean View Delaware 6-8 pm
28 - Delmarva Big Band in Chincoteague, VA 7-9 pm
1st - 7 p.m. MESSIAH with Queen Annes Co Chamber Singers
19th - Salisbury Brass @ Wicomico Civic Center
24th - 25th Services @ Sts. Peter & Paul, Easton, MD