Tom Tallitsch

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.

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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

Ten

Ten

Tom Tallitsch Productions
2019

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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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Red Giant

Red Giant

Tom Tallitsch
Perspective

Medicine Man

Medicine Man

Tom Tallitsch
Medicine Man

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