The great Vibes player Milt Jackson who
performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet was Tom's first major
Tom (who studied and qualified in Classical
piano) developed a great interest in the Classical Piano
Repertoire and especially in the music of Frederic Chopin.
Although he plays the Vibraphone his main
influence has been the wonderful Jazz pianist Wynton Kelly
of Miles Davis Quintet fame. He also acknowledges Art
Blakeys Jazz Messengers as a lifelong influence & greatly
admires the compositions & trumpet playing of lee Morgan .
Tom lives in the beautiful coastal town of Kinsale in the South of Ireland.