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Mr. Tom Baldwin
Affiliate Artist, Upright & Electric Bass

Education

B. Mus. Ithaca College (1990)

Bio

Tom Baldwin, bassist, composer, and recording artist, was born and raised in Baltimore, MD.  After earning a BM in Jazz Studies at Ithaca College, he returned to the Baltimore - Washington metropolitan area and is now among the most in-demand bassists of the region.  Since winning second place in the Thelonious Monk International Bass Competition, Baldwin has had the opportunity to work with a slew of prominent jazz artists, including instrumentalists Eric Alexander, Gene Bertoncini, Stanley Cowell, George Garzone, Tutti Heath, Fred Hersch, Brian Lynch, Harold Mabern, James Moody, and James Williams, as well as vocalists Michael Feinstein, Eartha Kitt, James Naughton, and Kenny Rankin. He has performed at such venues as Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center, The Meyerhoff, Baird Auditorium, Wolftrap, and Twins Jazz.  Baldwin’s self-produced CD “Glom On To This” features all original compositions.  He has also appeared as a sideman on over 25 more CD’s, including Steve Herberman’s “Ideals” which climbed into the top 10 of the Jazzweek national airplay chart.  An active clinician, Tom is a regular faculty member at the Maryland Summer Jazz camp, and has been a clinician or adjudicator for various Jazz festivals and workshops at the collegiate and high school level.

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