Performing tonight at Dick’s Den, welcome the world class Jazz Saxophonist, Origin Records Artist, Composer, Music Educator, and Jazz Radio Host, Tom Tallitsch. Tom is based in New York City and will be performing with local jazzers: Brett Burleson, Andy Woodson, and Max Button. Tom Tallitsch has established himself as a major player on the jazz scene in New York, Philadelphia, and the Northeast. He is an accomplished pianist, clarinetist, and flutist having played and recorded with many of the area’s top musicians, with 3 albums to his name.
His ensembles have regularly performed at such jazz clubs and festivals as Ortliebs Jazz Haus, Smalls, Chris’ Jazz Café, Caffe Vivaldi, Miles Jazz Cafe, Tomi Jazz, Cornelia Street Cafe, Shrine, Puppets Jazz Bar, Zanzibar Blue, Tritone, Mellon Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, Baltimore Music Festival, Trenton Jazz Festival, and many more. He has toured the country both as a soloist and a sideman.
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 originally from Cleveland, Ohio where he began his musical training on the piano, clarinet and saxophone. He has a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM), and has participated in clinics with Joe Henderson and Chris Potter. He has studied with saxophonists Rick VanMatre, Ernie Krivda, Mike Lee, Ben Schachter, Seamus Blake, and pianist Phil DeGreg.
Live at Dick’s Den
August 18th, 2011
Tom Tallitsch on the Web: http://www.tomtallitsch.com/