Trombonist, Recording Artist, Composer, Arranger,Clinician, Teacher
Artist's BiographyTom Garling has a Masters degree in Jazz Arranging and Composition from the University of Miami. He Toured with Buddy Rich at the age of twenty and Maynard Ferguson for six years (four of which he was musical director). His writing and playing can be heard on albums by Maynard, Buddy Rich, Tito Puente, Dianne Schuur, and Frank Mantooth. He has been in high demand for over a decade as performer, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, teacher, director, clinician, and professional musician at any capacity. He currently resides in the Chicago area and teaches jazz compostion and arranging, jazz trombone, and improvisation at the Chicago College of the Performing arts at Roosevelt university, and Northern Iliinois University.
“Best trombone player I’ve heard in thirty years”
-Buddy Rich, 1986
“Tom is simply one if the best young musicians I know”
-Maynard Ferguson, 1996