After receiving his master’s degree in composition from University of Illinois, Tom moved to New York City in the mid 70’s. There he quickly got the call to join the Buddy Rich Band, a stint that lasted over two years. After that period, he also toured Europe extensively as a performer and clinician, and worked with many other great NY artists, including Stan Getz, Dave Liebman, and Hank Jones.
Tom came to Los Angeles in 1981, and has performed and recorded with a long list of great artists, including Freddie Hubbard, Terry Trotter, Peter Erskine, Denny Zeitlin, Bob Florence, Lenny Niehaus, Mose Allison, Arturo Sandoval, and many others. His playing can be heard on over 100 recordings spanning a wide range of styles. Tom has also played on many movie and television scores, and is a featured artist on the soundtrack of Jodie Foster’s film Little Man Tate. He has also performed at the renowned Playboy Jazz Festival with Randy Brecker’s quintet at the Hollywood Bowl, and with Billy Childs at the Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals. Recently, he has also recorded live CDs with trombone legend Carl Fontana and with jazz trumpet great Conte Candoli.
Tom continues to play and record with top jazz players, and his articulate communication methods have made him a top choice as clinician at festivals and conventions. Writing also plays an increasing role in his activities. In addition to jingle orchestrations and vocal jazz charts, Tom has co-authored Essential Styles I & II, as well as an instructional video series, The Contemporary Rhythm Section, and the book/CD play-along series, MasterTracks.
For additional information about Tom Warrington, please visit his personal website, www.tomwarrington.com, from which this bio was shamelessly lifted.
Tom Warrington – bass
Joe LaBarbea – Drums
Larry Koonse – Guitar
Clay Jenkins – Trumpet