Tom Haines is a UK-based composer and musician specialising in original Jazz composition, bespoke composition and sound design for Dance & Media, and music performance (drums, cajon, keyboards, melodica).
A multi-award-winning Jazz Composer / Arranger, Tom won the 4th Annual European Big Band Composer Competition with his work 'Elegantly Ella' (2017), the 28th Barga Jazz Composition Award for his work 'Yitzoid' (2015), the inaugural ‘Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranging Award’ (2014) for his work ‘Mystery Dog (Mr E Dog)’, whilst ‘Whistleblower’ landed him the prestigious accolades of the ‘Duvel Jazz Award’ as well as the ‘Bose Audience Prize’ at the Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Composition Contest (2013).
‘. . . he composes jazz orchestra music in a really interesting and original manner . .
highly energised music, which in turn draws strong audience engagement . . .
. . . serious stuff, full of atmospheric textures and more expansive writing.
Peter Bacon (UK) - ‘The Jazz Breakfast’, ‘Jazzwise’, & ‘London Jazz News’