Trumpeter // Composer
Vincent Bach artist Tom Syson is a highly regarded trumpeter and composer based in the UK. In January 2019 he recorded his 2nd album, ‘Different Coloured Days’ at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, which he released alongside a UK tour in May 2019, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The album title is inspired by his experience with anxiety.
Featuring on the record is Tom Barford (2017 Kenny Wheeler Prize Winner, Jazzwise - 'Future star of the UK Jazz Scene.') on tenor saxophone, David Ferris (2014 Mike Gibbs Prize Winner, Simon Spillett, Helen Mayhew JazzFm - 'One to watch.') on piano, Pete Hutchison (Dixie Strollers, Hofesh Shechter Company, Abandoman) on double bass and Jonathan Silk (Soweto Kinch, Meraki, Forj) on drums.
‘Different Coloured Days’ has 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’ was released in 2017 and also received high press coverage, including a feature interview on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Now. ‘Green' featured Tom’s sextet at the time as well as JazzFm Vocalist of the Year 2016 Lauren Kinsella on a track. It was produced by long term mentor Percy Pursglove.
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 at The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, the Barbican and Gibraltar International Jazz Festival.
‘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.’
London Jazz News
'Tom Syson's creativity, as a composer and instrumentalist, leaves one in no doubt as to his bright future in contemporary jazz. He's surely here to stay.’
UK Vibe - (5 Star Review)
'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’