Tom is a freelance trombonist based in London UK.
He grew up in Norwich where he was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and went to Norwich School before leaving to study Jazz Trombone at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. There he was taught by Ashley Horton, Jeremy Price, Pete Beachill, Purcy Pursglove, Hans Koller and Mike Williams.
After his studies, Tom moved to London in 2013. He is now a well established freelance player, holds the lead trombone chair in the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, is a member of the London Jazz Orchestra, and has recently finished a two year run on the the West End Musical Dream Girls. He is also a member of the Louis Dowdeswell Big Band.
Tom has also performed/recorded with Level 42, the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, the BBC Big Band, The BBC Concert Orchestra, NYJO, MYJO, The Jean Toussaint Sextet, The Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Jacob Garchik, the Dave O’Higgins Big Band, James Tormé, Ant and Dec, Bruce Forsyth, Robbie Williams, Jess Glynne, Alfie Boe, Micheal Ball, and many more.
In addition to his freelance activities, Tom has put together other projects such as the Tom Dunnett Sextet. Tom writes original music, drawing from a wide range of influences.
TOM DUNNETT SEXTET
The Tom Dunnett Sextet is a newly formed ensemble featuring exciting young talent playing original music.
The three front line of Trombone, Tenor and Trumpet provide a great platform for composition drawing on influences that embrace the likes of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Dave Holland and Chris Potter.
Trombone / Tom Dunnett
Trumpet / James Copus
Tenor Sax / Chris Maddock
Keys / Chris Eldred
Bass / Joe Downard
Drums / Will Glaser
Other original projects
Chorale Experiment No.2 was recorded in Tom’s bedroom and mixes some original writing with improvisation.
Below: Seven 4-part experiments written by Tom, performed by James Copus, Simon Minshall, Chris Maddock, Tom Dunnett, recorded at Westminster Chapel
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Tom dunnett sextet
07/03/2019 - Tom Dunnett Sextet - Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham
10/04/2019 - Tom Dunnett Sextet - Kansas Smitty', 63-65 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH, £8
14/05/2019 - Tom Dunnett Sextet - Norwich Jazz Club, details TBC
28/09/2019 - Tom Dunnett Sextet - Herts Jazz Festival, details TBC
13/07/19 - Rogue Symphony - The Music of Destiny’s Child, Stratford, info TBC
07/07/2019 - SLO - South Lodge Hotel and Spa, Horsham, 4pm
16/07/2019 - SLO - FFWRNES MAIN HOUSE, Llanelli
02/09/2019 - SLO - Potters, Hopton, Norfolk
11/09/2019 - SLO - The Garrick, Lichfield
13/09/2019 - SLO - Auden Theatre, Cromer
14/09/2019 - SLO - Arts Theatre, Radlett
20/09/2019 - SLO - Mill Rythe, Hayling Island
22/09/2019 - SLO - Sonning Mill, Sonning