Born: July 14, 1983 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Thomas Nordlund was raised in Madison, Wisconsin where he studied guitar with Roger Brotherhood and Jaime Guiscafre. In 1998, he received a scholarship from the Madison Jazz Society and studied with Bob Sneider at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Nordlund holds a Bachelor of Arts in guitar performance from the University of Minnesota Morris, where he studied with Tim Sparks and performed with small and large jazz ensembles, the concert band and orchestra, and a professional R&B band in regional venues. He spent a semester abroad in Auckland, New Zealand where he studied with Ron Samsom, Roger Manins, and Neil Watson.
Currently residing in Minneapolis, MN, Nordlund works as a lyricist, composer, and arranger, and as a sideman with a variety of ensembles.
Awards:Keith Carlson Memorial Jazz Award, 2006
Clyde Johnson Music Scholarship, 2002
John Philip Sousa Band Award, 2002
Birch Creek Jazz Scholarship, 1998
Tim Sparks 1993 National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion
...a gentle human being with a heart of gold that resonates with every note. A rising star, he is sure to be the leader of a new generation of guitarists.
Mark Linzer Musician - Madison, WI
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.