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Tom Dambly is a freelance trumpet player, writer, professional audio consultant and producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom holds degrees in philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University and music from the University of California at San Diego and Mills College. His trumpet teachers have included Edwin Harkins, Jay Rizzetto, and Edward Carroll, and he has performed in masterclasses for Maurice André, Stephen Burns, Thomas Stevens, and Markus Stockhausen.

Strongly committed to new music, Tom has performed as a soloist, improviser, and ensemble musician with groups such as sfSound, Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, Mills College Contemporary Ensemble, UCSD's SONOR, Cal Arts New Century Players, the Berkeley Symphony, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra.

He has played in many premieres or first recordings of new works by composers from the US, Europe and Japan. Highlights include the US premiere and recording of Aïs by Iannis Xenakis, world premieres of Luciano Berio's Requies and Vinko Globokar's Laboratorium, the West Coast premiere of Olivier Messiaen's Éclairs sur l'au-delà... and the US premiere of John Cage's Ocean with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

As a producer, Tom collaborated with Thomas Stevens in the creation of accompaniment CDs for the best-selling Stamp Warmups and Studies and the Stamp Supplemental Studies for trumpet, both published by Éditions BIM. He is also the editor of the English translation of Gabriele Cassone's The Trumpet Book, published by Zecchini Editore. Tom was Assistant Producer and Pro Tools consultant for the recording of trumpeter Brian Lynch's Simpático, which won a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.

 

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