For alto saxophonist/composer Tom Harrison, the art of jazz is far more than
mastery of the instrument, fluency in the repertoire and respect for the tradition.
For Tom, the real undertaking is to connect with that which inspired the immortals
of jazz, and to cultivate it within his own work.
"While the masters represent an extraordinary level of accomplishment, the
inspiration they provide me is the pursuit not just of their greatness but of the
essence of that greatness. This is what fuels my passion."
More than drawing inspiration from those giants, Tom is also making a serious
commitment to jazz expression through his collaborations with living artists who
are strongly connected to the heritage of jazz