Born: December 15, 1975
Still just 32 years of age, pianist and composer Tom Cawley has been performing and recording with the country’s most successful and groundbreaking jazz artists for the last ten years. Since winning the Young Jazz Musician of the Year award in 1998 he has played all over the world and led bands in residencies at the Blue Note club (New York) and Ronnie Scott’s (London). Recently he has been instrumental in shaping the unique sound of the genre-bending iconoclasts Acoustic Ladyland, as well as writing and arranging songs with Gwyneth Herbert for her Blue Note debut album, ‘Between Me And The Wardrobe’....
Best Band - 2008 BBC Jazz Awards
Worshipful Company Of Musicians Jazz Medal 2000
Young Jazz Musician Of The Year 1998
“An extraordinary collection of deeply personal, highly evolved music” MOJO
“Never less than spellbinding” The Independent
“Full of surprises and commanding a huge expressive and dynamic range” The Observer
“A display of group understanding that ebbs and flows with startling intuitiveness” Jazz UK
“The debut release that everyone’s been waiting for” Jazzwise
“This trio plays with real emotional substance, real weight of feeling” Musicweb International
“A shining light for British jazz” Musician magazine
“The startling promise of the album glows ever more brightly live” The Guardian
“Advances the evolution of the jazz piano trio” The Guide (pick of the week)
“A must-see piano trio for anyone interested in where this most crucial of jazz formats can be taken” vortexjazz.co.uk
“Fantastic, fluent, romantic… this is state-of-the-art piano trio music” Time Out
“Just when you think EST, or Brad Mehldau, or The Bad Plus might have taken the piano trio as far as it can go, another keyboard talent opens another door. Pianist Tom Cawley has done just that with Curios” Jazz UK
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Professor of Jazz Piano and Aural & Transcription Studies at the Royal Academy Of Music, London.