Solo Piano – Messiaen

Tom has performed in solo piano concerts over the years; both his arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions, and is now preparing a solo album of compositions and improvisations will be forthcoming as part of an ongoing Ph.D – investigating Oliver Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus.

He recently presented a set initially exploring these ideas at the 2018 Perth International Jazz Festival, alongside Satoko Fujii (Japan) and Steve Barry (NZ). Here is a review.

In 2015 he performed in the Yamaha Piano Series at Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club. Other Australian jazz pianists selected to perform were Joe Chindamo, Mike Nock and Grant Windsor.

In 2013 he was selected by the Sydney Improvised Music Association to appear in the Going Solo Piano Series – and Tom presented a solo performance, followed by composer/pianist Mark Isaacs.

He also presents improvised solo piano concerts from time at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

He will update this page as the solo album journey progresses.

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