Tom Walsh - Trumpet
Tom Walsh, aged 26, is based in London, where he graduated from the Jazz Course at the Royal Academy Of Music with 1st Class Honours in 2013. In his first year at college, Tom was the inaugural recipient of the Humphrey Lyttelton Jazz Prize, an award for outstanding jazz performance. Upon leaving college Tom had also received other awards including the Wolfson Prize (2012) and the Alumni Development Award (2013).
Shortly after graduating, in September 2013, Tom was appointed the lead trumpet chair in the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. From 2013 to 2017 we worked with the band alongside international jazz luminaries such as Benny Golson, Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Bob Mintzer and Mike Stern. He has also played lead trumpet with the WDR Big Band & Vince Mendoza. Tom has also played with some of the UK's other top big bands including: The BBC Big Band, The Stan Sulzmann Neon Orchestra, The Laurence Cottle Big Band, The Gareth Lockrane Big Band, The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, NYJO and The Mark Nightingale Big Band.
In light orchestral work Tom has played principal trumpet with John Wilson, The RTE Concert Orchestra and has played with the RPO, Philharmonia, English National Ballet Orchestra and the English Session Orchestra. In the West End, Tom has played on multiple shows including Wicked, Sinatra: Live On Stage, Dreamgirls, Show Boat and Beautiful. In 2013 and 2014 Tom played lead trumpet live on the X Factor Big Band shows, in addition to the BBC Proms in 2014, and the ongoing BBC TV series Bruce's Hall Of Fame. In pop and commercial music Tom has played and recorded with the likes of Van Morrison, Blur, Mark Knopfler, Jessie J, Gary Barlow and Shirley Bassey. In February 2014 Tom co-produced and played a series of concerts with Al Jarreau at London's famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
Having recently returned from studying with Jerry Hey in Los Angeles, Tom is currently working from his home studio recording, composing and arranging for multiple projects including his own horn section. Tom is a Vincent Bach Trumpet endorsing artist.