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Tom Barford

"A wonderful young player. So exciting to hear him grow!" Stan Sulzmann Tom Barford is a 21 year old Tenor/Soprano Saxophonist and Composer based in London. He began studying at the Royal Academy of Music with a scholarship in 2013. Tom has been lucky enough to have performed alongside Alex Garnett, Nigel Hitchcock, Greame Blevins and Steve Fishwick as part of the London Super Sax Project, Plays regularly in Barry Green's Sextet and co leads a quartet with Alex Hitchcock, James Maddren and Ferg Ireland as well as occassionally being asked to play in Gareth Lockrane's big band. He has been lucky enough to have recieved 1-1 tuition from Ben Wendel, Chris Potter, Iain Ballamy, Will Vinson, Donny McCaslin, Seamus Blake, Stan Sulzmann and Julian Siegel. Tom’s most promintant - musical influences include John Coltrane, Joe Lovano, Bill Evans, Claude Debussy, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins and Kenny Wheeler. Tom has performed at many prestigious venues across the country such as Ronnie Scott's, the Vortex, The 606 Club, The Spice of Life, Buckingham Palace, The Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival and Kings Place.


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