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Tom G.
Danville, Vermont
Masters Degree in Jazz
Detailed explorations of sound and rhythm, from beginner to advanced.
About Tom G.

Tom Gershwin is a jazz trumpeter and educator. His projects explore the balance between well crafted compositions and freedom of expression. In 2018, Tom released "Our Season", which was funded in part by the Pathways to Jazz Grant. Tom has recorded two other jazz albums: “Sweet Pastimes”, an intimate duo project featuring classic standards, and “Live at Mighty Fine”, an adventurous quintet performing collaborative compositions and improvisations. In 2015, Tom was selected to be in KUVO’s 30 under 30 series, which featured young musicians contributing to the jazz scene in Colorado. Tom has performed and/or recorded with The Temptations, The Revivalists, John Batiste, Father John Misty, Chris Potter, One Republic, DeVotchKa, Opiuo, Leftover Salmon, Juno winner Jayme Stone, and Portugal. The Man at venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Blue Note, and City Park Jazz. *** Specialties *** Trumpet Technique Jazz Improvisation

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2002

Education

Masters in Jazz Performance

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Teaches ages 8+

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Speaks English

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Tom G.
Danville, Vermont
Masters Degree in Jazz
Detailed explorations of sound and rhythm, from beginner to advanced.
About Tom G.

Tom Gershwin is a jazz trumpeter and educator. His projects explore the balance between well crafted compositions and freedom of expression. In 2018, Tom released "Our Season", which was funded in part by the Pathways to Jazz Grant. Tom has recorded two other jazz albums: “Sweet Pastimes”, an intimate duo project featuring classic standards, and “Live at Mighty Fine”, an adventurous quintet performing collaborative compositions and improvisations. In 2015, Tom was selected to be in KUVO’s 30 under 30 series, which featured young musicians contributing to the jazz scene in Colorado. Tom has performed and/or recorded with The Temptations, The Revivalists, John Batiste, Father John Misty, Chris Potter, One Republic, DeVotchKa, Opiuo, Leftover Salmon, Juno winner Jayme Stone, and Portugal. The Man at venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Blue Note, and City Park Jazz. *** Specialties *** Trumpet Technique Jazz Improvisation

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2002

Education

Masters in Jazz Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English

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I learned a lot

Posted Mar 5, 2021
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Tom is an amazing teacher, so gentle, patient and kind with our shy 12 year old. Tom was great in engaging him and we feel very good about their relationship already after the first lesson. He seems to know right away how to tailor the lesson based on where our son is at. He has already made improvements in his first class. We look forward to future lessons with Tom.

Posted Feb 8, 2021
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Very patient with every one of my mistakes. I am excited to keep learning the bugle after my first lesson.

Posted Jan 11, 2020
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Freelance Trumpeter
Jun 2006 - Present
Worldwide
Faculty
Nov 2017 - Jan 2020
Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts
Write and arrange music, explore group improvisation and jazz language with students. Ensembles perform at the end of each 10 week cycle.
Adjunct Faculty
Aug 2011 - May 2012
NYU
Musician
Jul 2003 - Jun 2006
United States Army
Masters in Jazz Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2012
NYU
BM Jazz Studies
Aug 2006 - May 2010
CU Boulder
Music
Sep 2003 - Feb 2004
US Army Element School of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Field Sanitation
Jun 2005
US Army
I learned to keep latrines a safe distance from water sources.
Land Navigation
Jul 2004
United States Army
Land Navigation is the discipline of following a route through unfamiliar terrain on foot or by vehicle, using maps with reference to terrain, a compass, and other navigational tools. This means I'll be adept at finding students homes :-)
Summa Cum Laude
May 2010
CU Boulder
Army Commendation Letter
Jun 2006
US Army
ASCAP
Jun 2018
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
Army Bands Program
Jul 2003
Army Bands provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad.

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Music Theory
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