Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Tom Harrison is an award-winning saxophonist and flautist based in London, UK. Tom is best known for his work with LYTE Records and his group DAGDA, as well as his international trio, featuring David Lyttle (IRL) and Michael Janisch (US). Tom Harrison has performed with a large number of internationally renowned artists across Europe and the US, including Robert Mitchell, Jean Toussaint, Jason Rebello, Jonathan Kreisberg, Paul Booth, Michael Janisch, Julian Siegel, Liam Noble and many more. Tom Harrison has won awards from Arts Council England, The Leverhulme Trust, Jazz Services UK and the EMI Music Foundation. He was shortlisted for the Peter Whittingham Award for Innovation in Jazz 2010, and nominated for a London Jazz Award in 2011. He has been featured on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Ulster, UK Jazz Radio, and Jazz FM.
Combining simplicity of melody with sophisticated detail and hints of Traneish spirituality...Harrison is one to watch Dave Foxall, Jazz Journal (UK)
Harrison has a vigorous, peppery alto sound...a skillful soloist...achieving hard-edged climaxes Chris Parker, London Jazz News
One to listen out for in 2012 Brian Soundy, UK Jazz Radio
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Tom Harrison is a committed and enthusiastic instructor in both instrumental technique and jazz studies. He has a great deal of experience with a huge range of ages and ability levels. Tom currently holds the position of Head of Woodwind at a high-achieving prep school in Wimbledon, as well as being the general woodwind tutor at a specialist music academy in North West London. As a designer and leader of music workshop programmes Tom Harrison has received much praise, having received awards from Arts Council England and Jazz Services to fund the delivery of these projects. Tom offers his tuition services privately in the following areas; Private Tuition: Instrumental technique / Jazz Improvisation / Music Theory Exam Prepearation: ABRSM / Trinity Guildhall / GCSEs / A-Levels / Scholarship Programmes Workshop Leader: Improvisation / Musical Development / Creative Composition / Wider Opportunities Programmes Bespoke Transcription Services If you would like to get in touch with Tom Harrison with regard to any of the above services, please use the mailing form on the Contact page to receive further details. Tom's touring performance projects often run in tandem with an educational component. If you are interested in having a workshop at your facility as part of Tom Harrison's forthcoming schedule, please get in touch.