Primary Instrument: Piano
“An asset to the age of modern music” (Vardan Ovsepian), Tom Wetmore is an innovative pianist, composer, and bandleader working in the New York City area. Since 2005, Tom has been a regular on the NYC scene, performing in clubs and other venues from Harlem to Brooklyn (and everything in between)--leading a variety of top-flight groups, including his traditional jazz piano trio and genre-defying sextet, the Tom Wetmore Electric Experiment. His debut album The Desired Effect (2011), released on Crosstown Records, embraces the strikingly eclectic nature of his musical sensibilities.
Borrowing just as much from Bach as from Miles Davis, Tom has long embraced the pursuit of that rare breed of musical expression that defies musical boundaries. Though well- grounded in classic jazz--having completed studies with such traditional masters as Mulgrew Miller and Harold Mabern--Tom has delved even deeper into the more experimental elements in improvised music, completing extensive work with such modern innovators as James Weidman and Ran Blake....