'One of the stars of the UK to look out for'
Sarah Ward, JazzFM
Vincent Bach Trumpet Artist Tom Syson is a highly regarded trumpeter, composer and producer based in the UK. He has released two critically acclaimed albums of all original music under his own name to date, and has been described as ‘one of the stars of the UK to look out for' (Sarah Ward, Jazz FM).
His 2019 release ‘Different Coloured Days’ received a large amount of press coverage, including radio plays on BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM and reviews from Jazzwise and UK Vibe. Tom’s debut album ‘Green’, which was released in 2017, also received high press coverage, including a feature interview on BBC Radio 3's 'Jazz Now'. It was produced by long term mentor Percy Pursglove and featured JazzFm Vocalist of the Year 2016 Lauren Kinsella on a track. Both albums were recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios and were released alongside UK tours.
Tom also has vast experience performing in larger ensembles, having held the lead trumpet chair in the European Radio Jazz Orchestra 2018, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, as well performing with the London Jazz Orchestra, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. He has performed at venues/events such as the BBC Proms, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Gibraltar International Jazz Festival, Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall, and has performed with artists such as Pete Long, Jacqui Dankworth and Alex Garnett.
‘...a solo passage that includes some startling high register playing but which still makes sense emotionally and within the context of the piece. It’s a remarkable demonstration of Syson’s self confidence and peerless technique...’
Ian Mann, Jazzmann
‘Syson’s creative flair is apparent on some entrancing originals with their pastorally melodic twists and turns and his quite stimulating three-dimensional soloing. There’s no doubt we’ll be hearing plenty more from Tom Syson in the near future.’
Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise
OTHER ALBUMS TOM SYSON FEATURES ON:
'It moves me, it excites me and it captivates me. “Different Coloured Days” is an album I’ll be listening to for a long time to come’