Tom Tallitsch is a Saxophonist, Composer, Recording Artist, Music Educator, and Host of ‘The Modern Jazz Radio Show’.
Tom Tallitsch is a Saxophonist, Composer, Recording Artist, Music Educator, and Host of ‘The
Jazz Radio Show’.
Tom performs at jazz clubs and in NYC, Philadelphia, and throughout the east coast. Venues
Smalls Jazz Club, The 55 Bar, Birdland, Minton’s, The Sidedoor, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Arts Council
Princeton, WhyNot Jazz Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Garage, Bar Next Door, Paris Bistro,
Jazz Club, and many more. He regularly and tours throughout the United States as a leader
Discography As A Leader
MESSAGE 2021 (TT Productions)
TEN (2019 TT Productions)
TRIO 18 (2018 TT Productions)
WHEELHOUSE (2018 Posi-Tone)
GRATITUDE (2016 Posi-Tone)
ALL TOGETHER NOW (2015 Posi-Tone)
RIDE (2014 Posi-Tone)
HEADS OR TALES (2012 Posi-Tone)
PERSPECTIVE (2008 Origin/OA2)
MEDICINE MAN (2007 Origin/OA2)
DUALITY (2004 Self-Released)
In addition to having his compositions and arrangements played by vocalists and musicians
throughout New York and Philadelphia, Tom’s works have been performed by individual
from the Martha Graham Dance Company at various choreographer showcase venues.
He is musical director, and composer for the multi-media dance company Big Sky Project,
by his wife Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch. Big Skyʼs mission is: “Grassroots Community Fellowship.
Gathering community and all of the resources and skills available for barter, thus creating
commerce, self-sufficiency, and art with in a village. One project and location at a time, Big
mission is to initiate the healing of the environment in which we all live, through imaginative,
innovative, experimental, artistic, and inspired philosophy.”
Tom owns a highly recommended music tutoring business in Princeton, NJ and is a popular
educator and clinician. He works as a piano teacher to students on the autism spectrum at
Princeton Child Development Institute and teaches piano and woodwinds at The Princeton
He was the founding director of The Central NJ Homeschool Bands and was Artist Faculty at
County Community College. He has taught at The Westminster Conservatory, Philadelphia
Creative Music Studios, The Groove Academy, and many more. He is a gifted music educator
has given lectures and clinics at many top high schools including The Lawrenceville School
Pennington School. He has had students continue on to pursue professional careers at
conservatories throughout the country.
Tom is the host of “The Modern Jazz Radio Show” on the Mercer County Jazz Station WWFM
89.1 HD2 every Thursday from Noon to 1pm He returned to the show on 8/9/18 after a
break for a
few years. Tom hosted the show every week from 2007 until 2012.
Tom Currently resides in Princeton, NJ. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio where he began
musical training on the piano, clarinet and saxophone. He as also lived in Cincinnati,
and Hamilton, NJ. He holds a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of
College Conservatory of Music (CCM), and has participated in clinics with Joe Henderson and
Potter. He has studied with saxophonists Rick VanMatre, Ernie Krivda, Mike Lee, Ben
Seamus Blake, and pianist Phil DeGreg.