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NYC Saxophonist Tom Tallitsch Returns to Dick’s Den

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by Mark Subel on August 22, 2012

This Friday August 24th, welcome the world class Jazz Saxophonist, Origin Records Artist, Composer, Music Educator, and Jazz Radio Host, Tom Tallitsch to Dick’s Den. Tom owns a highly recommended music tutoring business in Princeton, NJ and is a popular jazz educator and clinician. He is the founding director of the Central NJ Homeschool Bands, works as a piano tutor to students with autism at The Princeton Child Development Institute, and was a member of the artist faculty at Mercer County Community College from 1999-2006. He hosts his own jazz radio show titled “The Modern Jazz Radio Show” on the Mercer County Jazz Station WWFM Jazzon2 89.1 HD2. The show features Tom’s own personal jazz picks and commentary, and airs every Thursday evening from 8:00 to 10:00 pm.

Tom is coming off the release of his 4th album as a leader entitled, “Heads or Tales” on the Posi-Tone Record Label. The album features Tom along with Jared Gold on Hammond B3 Organ, Dave Allen on Guitar, and Mark Ferber on Drums.

“Tom Tallitsch delivers a killer dose of hard bop that is fueled by both some heavy chops as well as crisp songwriting. His fourth album (first for Posi-Tone), Heads Or Tales is simply an awesome display of muscle and dynamics.” Jazz Wrap 6/12

“Tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch put together a program of original music that’s chock full of intriguing melodies and strong solo statements, highlighting his abilities as player, composer and sax-wielding storyteller. He zigzag’s his way through fast passages like an expert race car driver, delivers soothing streams of sound, and brings intensity and suspense into the picture.” -All About Jazz 2012

Tom currently lives in Jersey City, NJ across from Manhattan but is originally from Cleveland, Ohio where he began his musical training on the piano, clarinet and saxophone.

Check out Tom Tallitsch this Friday at Dick’s Den
2417 North High Street
(614) 268-9573

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