Tom Smith is a 23-year-old saxophone player who has always felt a part of the music community. Having grown up in a musical family of trumpet players, Tom knew early on that he wanted a career in music. His instrument of choice is the saxophone for its greater opportunity to demonstrate personal flair and individuality. Tom has recently completed his jazz degree at the Royal Academy of Music, has a large role in the NYJO orchestra and was even featured in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year of 2014 when they first included jazz as a category.
Tom is learning how to make a living in jazz through composition and is currently working hard to deliver his debut album with jazz band, Gecko.