Saxophonist *Composer *Educator * Host of ‘The Modern Jazz Radio Show’.
Tom performs at jazz clubs and in NYC, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Venues include: Smalls Jazz Club, The 55 Bar, Birdland, Minton’s, The Sidedoor, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Arts Council Of Princeton, WhyNot Jazz Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Garage, Bar Next Door, Paris Bistro Jazz Cafe, South Jazz Club, and many more. He regularly and tours throughout the United States as a leader and sideman.
Discography As A Leader TEN (11/1/2019 TT Productions) TRIO 18 (2018 TT Productions) WHEELHOUSE (2018 Posi-Tone) GRATITUDE (2016 Posi-Tone) ALL TOGETHER NOW (2015 Posi-Tone) RIDE (2014 Posi-Tone) HEADS OR TALES (2012 Posi-Tone) PERSPECTIVE (2008 Origin/OA2) MEDICINE MAN (2007 Origin/OA2) DUALITY (2004 TT Productions)
In addition to having his compositions and arrangements played by vocalists and musicians throughout New York and Philadelphia, Tom’s works have been performed by individual dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company at various choreographer showcase venues. He is musical director, and composer for the multimedia dance company Big Sky Project, founded by his wife Carrie Ellmore- Tallitsch.
He owns a highly recommended music tutoring business in Princeton, NJ and is a popular jazz educator and clinician. He works as a piano teacher to students on the autism spectrum at The Princeton Child Development Institute and teaches piano and woodwinds at The Princeton Junior School. Tom has an extensive resume’ as an educator.