Tom Reese

A captivating performer, Tom’s strength’s are in his warm sound & driving melodic lines. Called “multi-lingual,” his versatility knows no bounds. From composition to folk music, to jazz & blues, classical, even rock’n’roll, this eclectic musician combines elements from all musical genres to create his unique sound. Tom is an innovator, whether in composition, education, or performance. Tom has won awards for composition & education, including three recent NEA awards for his work as Music Director for the YouTheatre program at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, PA. Tom's compositions are known for their beautiful melodies, innovative instrumentation & modern harmonies.

Tom brings a special blend of styles to his music, from jazz to rock, popular, folk, blues & classical. Tom's warm tone lends a beautiful timbre to every performance. His warm, yet hard-driving flute sound has been heard in many of the 50 states & in Canada, in cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Quebec City, Tulsa & many others. He free-lances in many venues as a solo artist, musician & educator. An award-winning composer, Tom's compositions are known for their beautiful melodies, innovative instrumentation & modern harmonies. Susquehanna’s 2001 CD, “Conversations,” featuring many of Tom’s compositions, earned an award for Best Instrumental Album in the Just Plain Folks 2002 Awards. He composed all of the pieces on The Reese Project’s jazz CD “Blue Etude,” which placed in the top 20 of the 2002 Grammies. He is a composer with The Commission Project in Rochester, NY. He has also composed for films.

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” that rocks, pops and plays it cool.” Guitar World ”...easy on the ears yet brimming with technical prowess and harmonic richness.” Ted Drozdowski, Jazziz ”...diverse and listenable, but very deep with a lot of really unpredictable twists.” Boston Phoenix
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Teaching all levels, I am currently teaching out of my home & at locations in Lancaster, PA. I teach flutes, pennywhistle, improvisation, song-writing (including lyrics), arranging & orchestration. Styles include jazz, blues, popular, rock, classical, & celtic music. Email me for available hours & rates.

Clinic/Workshop Information

With Laurie Haines Reese (cello), I have several educational programs, ranging from concerts to instrument building workshops to composition & song-writing residencies. Email me for more information, or visit and look at the educational programs offered.

Albums by Tom Reese


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