Since graduating from the Jazz Course at the Royal Academy Of Music with 1st Class Honours in 2013 trumpeter Tom Walsh has established himself as major presence on the London jazz scene. In his first year at college, Tom was the inaugural recipient of the Humphrey Lyttelton Jazz Prize, an award for outstanding jazz performance. Upon leaving college Tom had also received other awards including the Wolfson Prize (2012) and the Alumni Development Award (2013). Shortly after graduating, in September 2013, Tom was appointed the lead trumpet chair in the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Within the band, he has worked with international jazz luminaries such as Benny Golson, Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Bob Mintzer and Makoto Ozone. Tom has also played with some of the UK's other top big bands including: The BBC Big Band, The Stan Sulzmann Neon Orchestra, The Laurence Cottle Big Band, The Gareth Lockrane Big Band, The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, NYJO and The Mark Nightingale Big Band.
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