TOM ZLABINGER is a full-time instructor of music at York College / CUNY and the director of the York College Big Band and the York College Blue Notes & Summer Jazz Program. He is a professional bass player and an ethnomusicologist with a focus on jazz.
He holds a BA in music from Grinnell College, an MA in jazz performance from Queens College/CUNY, and a PhD in ethnomusicology from the Graduate Center/CUNY. His bass teachers have included Bob Anderson (Minnesota Orchestra), Terry Burns, Anthony Cox, Leon Lee Dorsey, Mark Dresser, and Rich Mollin.
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