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All About Jazz user Tomko

Home: Glasgow, France

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Presently touring with the TOMKO Jazz Quintet: Tribute set to Ray Charles. Songwriter, Singer, Saxophonist…… American, from San Francisco. Side man with several French names (Gun Morgan……”Hot Jungle”) as saxophonist-back up singer before forming his first band “Wind Crazy” in France and then “Shajazz” in Italy. “Shajazz” toured with “Ella Armstrong” and “Firefly”

Worked with studio creation “ARMED GANG” as lead singer and recorded two top ten singles, “Keep On Groovin'” et “Everybody Celebrate”. Opened up one of the first private recording studios in Italy and started working with the Italian group “Il Pooh”.

Back in San Francisco, worked with local groups (White Teeth, Nobody Famous, Jorge Santana) then recorded first 45 under his own name (Highway 101). In France,formed the band “West Coast” which recorded 45 (West Coast, I Was a Fool). National airplay and won the “Jacques Brel” prize at the “Francophonies” went on to open for “ANGE”, “Hughes Aufrey” and other French name bands. Works in Paris studios along side Curier (Compagnie Creole) and Alibo (SIXUN). Also fronts the band “MOKO” (rhythm & blues) from Rouen. Singer/Saxophonist with the duo TWO MUCH

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