Tommy Muellner is a highly respected Chicago born jazz pianist and composer. He has received critical acclaim from aficionados and statesmen throughout the jazz world for his piano acumen and creativity. He has an uncanny understanding of harmonic movement, improvisation and musical interplay. Playboy magazine critic Neil Tesser cites Tommy as “a pianist and tunesmith of stellar magnitude.” Mike Drew of the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal says, “Like the late keyboard master Bill Evans, Tom finds classic gems, and creates lyrical variations.” And this from Hammond organ master Joey DeFrancesco, “Tommy swings, grooves, is soulful, and in total command of his instrument, plus I love him, he’s one of my favorites!”
As a bandleader, Tommy has performed for large concert venues as well as many prestigious jazz clubs. Tommy performs at many prestigious Chicago area clubs such as the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Andy’s, Green Dolphin Street, Pete Millers and Pops, as well as many fine Chicago hotels. He was a mainstay at the Drake Hotel for several years. Tom plays everything from solo piano to large bands, but his preference has always been trio or quartet. Tommy has also performed music for stage productions, including the downtown Chicago theater district. He also freelances with many top musicians and plays piano for private occasions, and has even performed for royalty, entertaining members of British Parliament at a private affair.