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Tom Vincent

A unique improvisational style powered by a strong jazz rhythmic drive

About

Tom Vincent is a jazz pianist, arranger and composer. He is one of Australia’s best regarded and most innovative improvising musicians. He is modern yet rooted in the tradition of blues and swing and is inspired by the masters Louis, Monk, Clifford, Ellington, Miles and Coltraine.

Tom has performed extensively world wide and has lived in New York, Amsterdam and France. Now based in Hobart, Tasmania, he continues to travel frequently to perform in concert, at jazz festivals and for special events. His bands include the Tom Vincent Trio, Tom Vincent Quartet, Tom Vincent Septet and Tom Vincent Eleventet.

Tom plays at the well known jazz venues in Australia and abroad and has performed at the Sydney Opera House with Branford Marsalis. As well as touring internationally and nationally on a regular basis he has released seven CDs as bandleader with his recently released seventh CD featuring the Tom Vincent Septet. The horn section of this group features the cream of the Australian jazz scene.

In his role as teacher and mentor Tom maintains his dedication to sharing the joy, know-how and development of creative jazz improvisation. He is currently composing and arranging for the Tom Vincent Eleventet.

Various funding bodies over the years have awarded Tom seventeen grants and loans for his music endeavours.

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Tom Vincent

(TVT = Tom Vincent Trio, TVQ = Tom Vincent Quartet)

 

CD Recordings and Releases as Band Leader

2015 Tom Vincent Septet

2014 Night Sessions

2013 Just Enough

2009 Jazz Lives!

2006 Blood Red

2000 Second Impressions

1999 Vincent/Meadar Trio

 

Festival Performances

Wangaratta International Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, MONA FOMA International Music Festival, Brisbane Pinnacles Jazz Festival, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Devonport Jazz Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Hobart Improvised Music Festival, Walsh Bay Jazz Festival, 10 Days on the Island Festival, St Helens Jazz Festival, Spring Ensemble Festival, Byron Bay Music Festival, Hobart Blues Festival, Soundlines Contemporary Music Festival, Clarence Jazz Festival, Queensland International Music Festival.

2016:

TVT at MONA FOMA International Music Festival.

TVT at Murray River International Music Festival

2015:

TVT Tasmanian International Arts Festival.

TVT Australian Tour.

TVT Recording with Branford Marsalis Tom Vincent Eleventet. Tom Vincent Pop-Up Bebop Jazz Club series.

2014:

TVT MONA Synaesthesia+ Festival.

TVT & TVQ Peninsula Summer Music Festival.

3 x Tom Vincent Pop-Up Bebop Jazz Club series – Summer/Autumn, Winter, Spring.

TVT CD Night Sessions recording.

Tom Vincent Septet Melbourne concerts and ABC Jazz Tracks recording.

TVT NYE concert Peppermint Bay

2013:

Tom Vincent Morphic Resonance Project Australian Tour April-May.

TVQ w Julien Wilson. TVT NYE concert Peppermint Bay

2012:

Wangaratta International Jazz Festival – TVT w Sam Anning, Danny Fischer.

Composing for Michael Kieran Harvey.

Tom Vincent Jazz Septet Premiere Concert.

ABC Television composing & recording for new program The Auction Room

2011:

European Tour – TVQ.

MONA FOMA International Music Festival, Hobart – TVT.

TVT, Australian Tour w Leigh Barker, Hugh Harvey. Australian Tour w Marc Meader (NL), Bart Tarenskeen (NL).

TVQ w Julie O’Hara, Clarence Jazz Festival.

Tom Vincent Morphic Resonance Project CD Launch.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Tasmanian Tour – TVT w Marc Meader (NL).

Devonport Jazz Festival – TVT / TVQ, w Julie O’Hara.

ABC Classic FM Sunday’s Live Broadcast – TVT

2010:

World Tour – TVT. 20 gigs, 10 countries including residency at Jazzhuis Montmatre Copenhagen.

MONA FOMA International Music Festival.

Branford Marsalis Australian Tour – TVT support act.

Walsh Bay Jazz Festival, Sydney – Tom Vincent Quartet. SoundStream Music Festival, Adelaide – Trio w Brian Ritchie (shakuhachi)

2009:

ABC Television – composed & recorded new music for Collectors.

Tom Vincent Sextet w Carlo Barbaro, Shannon Barnet, Leigh Barker, Hugh Harvey, Matthew Goddard.

For ABC TV and also CD -recording w Ben Vanderwal – drums, Sam Anning – bass.

ABC Classic FM Sunday’s Live Broadcast – Tom Vincent Septet at Meadowbank Jazz Club.

Django, Tokyo – Quartet featuring Tom Vincent & guitarist Hikaru Komamura.

Australian Tour –  TVQ w Eamon McNelis.

Devonport Jazz Festival – TVT with Sam Anning.

TVQ w Adrian Mears, Melbourne.

IHOS Music Opera and Theatre Company Music Catalogue – composing

2008:

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – arranging.

Tom Vincent Sextet recording of orginal music by Tom Vincent, featuring Scott Tinkler, Elliott Dalgleish, Leigh Barker and Ben Vanderwal.

2007:

Island Brass Academy Concert, Hobart Town Hall – TVQ w Andrew McNaugton.

ABC Classic FM Sunday’s Live Broadcast, Federation Concert Hall – TVQ.

Tasmanian Conservatorium Concert – with Christian Wojtowicz and Elliott Dalgleish

2006:

Tasmanian Tour – TVT six week tour with Marc Meader drums, Leigh Barker double bass.

ABC Jazz Tracks recording.

2005:

ABC Television, composing, arranging and recording for Collectors ABC Television.

Ten Days on the Island Festival, Tasmania – TVT

2004:

Tasmanian Spring Festival concert with John Rodgers (violin) and Ken Edie (drums)

2003:

Composing for The Seymour Group

2001:

TVT based in European, including tours

2000:

Australian Tour – TVT, 27 gigs, 5 states

1999:

The Sunshine Club – Queensland Theatre Company touring production of an Australian Aboriginal jazz musical, music composed by John Rodgers.

Wangaratta National Jazz Piano Awards – finalist

Grants and Awards

2015 Arts Tasmania Grant: USA, Tom Vincent Trio recording with Branford Marsalis

2014 Arts Tasmania Grant: compose for Tom Vincent Eleventet
2013 Arts Tasmania Grant: perform new work, Tom Vincent Septet

2012 Arts Tasmania Grant: compose for Tom Vincent Septet

Australia Council Grant: Tom Vincent Quartet Morphic  Resonance Australian Tour 2013

2011 Arts Tasmania Grant: European Tour

2010 Arts Tasmania Grant: mixing and mastering for fourth CD, JAZZ LIVES!

2009 Arts Tasmania Grant: World Tour 2010

2008 Sound Travellers Touring Grant: Tom Vincent Quartet

Australian Tour October 2009

Arts Tasmania Grant :: Sextet recording, ABC Studio,Hobart

2007 John Butler Seed Grant: study audio engineering with George Goerss

2006 Arts Tasmania Loan: set up home composing/recording studio

2005 John Butler Seed Grant & Arts Tasmania Bridging Grant: attend Australian International Music Market, Brisbane

Arts Tasmania loan: purchase grand piano

2000 Playing Australia Grant: Tom Vincent Trio Australian Tour

1993 Australia Council International Study Grant: BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop in New York

Studied and/or Lectured at

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Southern Cross University, Northern Rivers Conservatorium, Victorian College of the Arts, Tasmanian Conservatorium

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Past events

Tom’s upcoming performance schedule can be found at: www.tomvincent.com.au 

His cds can be purchased at: www.tomvincent.com.au/cds