Tom Tallitsch

Tom Tallitsch is a Saxophonist, Composer, Recording Artist, Music Educator, and Host of ‘The Modern Jazz Radio Show’.

Tom is a NY Saxophonist, composer, recording artist, and music educator. He performs at jazz clubs and other venues throughout NYC and regularly performs at venues up and down the east coast, and tours throughout the United States.

His critically acclaimed fifth album RIDE was released 2/4/14 on Posi-Tone Records, and is receiving national and international airplay on Jazz radio stations. It features his own compositions with Art Hirahara (Piano), Michael Dease, (Trombone), Peter Brendler (Bass), and Rudy Royston (Drums).

Discography As A Leader RIDE (2014 Posi-Tone) HEADS OR TALES (2012 Posi-Tone) PERSPECTIVE (2008 Origin/OA2) MEDICINE MAN (2007 Origin/OA2) DUALITY (2004 Self-Released) In addition to having his compositions and arrangements played by vocalists and musicians throughout New York and Philadelphia, Tom has had his works performed by individual dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company at various choreographer showcase venues.

He is musical director, and composer for the multi-media dance company Big Sky Project, founded by his wife Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch. Big Skyʼs mission is: “Grassroots Community Fellowship. Gathering community and all of the resources and skills available for barter, thus creating commerce, self- sufficiency, and art with in a village. One project and location at a time, Big Skyʼs mission is to initiate the healing of the environment in which we all live, through imaginative, innovative, experimental, artistic, and inspired philosophy.”

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All About Jazz – Dan Bilawsky 3/4/14: Saxophonist Tom Tallitsch focuses on his own music on his second release on Posi-Tone and fifth date as a leader. He throws in David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” and Led Zeppelin’s “Ten Years Gone” for good measure, but the other nine tracks are all of his making. Tallitsch proves to be a commanding player throughout Ride, but it’s the sidemen that help to bring out the best in the music. Rock solid players like pianist Art Hirahara and bassistPeter Brendler help to keep things running smoothly, guest trombonist Michael Dease brings the heat, and Rudy Royston, the seemingly ubiquitous super drummer, adds some wattage to Tallitsch’s tunes

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Location

Trenton

Credentials/Background

Saxophone - Clarinet - Flute - Piano - Jazz Improvisation - Clinician With over 15 years of individual and classroom teaching experience, and as a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (CCM) in Jazz Studies, Tom offers an inspired approach to childhood-adult musical instruction. His highly recommended music tutoring business is based in Mercer County New Jersey, and instructs motivated students in Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Piano, and Jazz Improvisation/Composition

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Discography

Wheelhouse

Wheelhouse

Posi-Tone Records
2018

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All Together Now

All Together Now

Posi-Tone Records
2015

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RIDE

RIDE

Posi-Tone Records
2014

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Heads Or Tales

Heads Or Tales

Posi-Tone Records
2012

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Perspective

HighNote
2009

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Medicine Man

Medicine Man

OA2 Records
2008

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Red Giant

Red Giant

Tom Tallitsch
Perspective

Medicine Man

Medicine Man

Tom Tallitsch
Medicine Man

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