McDermott Jazzfest Gig Schedule

Hello everyone, l’ll be doing my regular Thursday gigs: 5-7 solo at Three Muses and 8-11 at Buffa’s with Aurora Nealand. All three of my performances at the Fairgrounds will take place Friday April 29; with my band, Tom McDermott … Continue reading

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2015 end-of-year wrap

Hello everyone and greetings from a chilly but sunny New Orleans. Some good things happening recently. I just sold a piece of original music to the second season of the HBO series “The Knick.” I’ve written two new pieces for … Continue reading

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2015 Jazzfest Schedule

Friends here are my public gigs for Jazzfest 2015. Thursday, 4/23: Three Muses, solo piano, 5-7; Buffa’s with Aurora Nealand 8-11 Friday 4/24: Fairgrounds, Lagnaippe Stage: Tom McDermott and Friends, 4:20-5:15 Saturday 4/25: Buffa’s Bar with Ruby Friedman 11 PM. … Continue reading

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“City of Timbres,” Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott

My CD with Aurora Nealand, “City of Timbres” will be out this week, and I am thrilled.  As promised in the liner notes, here is info on each of the songs.  Thanks for reading and listening! 1) Aleman Remixeada.  This … Continue reading

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2014 Wrap

It’s been a good year.  First my gigs. I’m still holding down my steadies: Chickie Wah Wah with Meschiya Lake on Wednesdays, Three Muses solo on Thursdays and Buffa’s on Thursdays with Aurora Nealand.  In addition I’m playing solo keys … Continue reading

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2014 Summer Road Tour

Hey Folks, here is my 2014 Summer Road Tour as it currently stands. I will be adding more info as it arrives.  Hope to see you! July 2 Austin, TX: The Elephant Room w/the Jazz Pharaohs 6-8. for more info: 512-473-2279 … Continue reading

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Jazzfest 2014

Hey Friends, here is my jazzfest schedule for this year: April 24, Thursday: Three Muses solo piano 5-7; Buffa’s with Aurora Nealand, 8-11. April 25, Friday: Fairgrounds with the Royal Roses, 6-7 Mahogany Hall stage. Windsor Court Hotel with Antoine … Continue reading

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New York Times review of Bamboula

Dating back to 1986, I’ve had good luck with the New York Times, with a half-dozen reviews and mentions of my work. They came through again this weekend. Many thanks to Jon Pareles for this review. New York Times 1/12/14 … Continue reading

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End of Year Wrap

My Van Dyke Parks best-of McD compilation has been out over 2 months now, and we’ve gotten some nice reviews, including a four-star write-up from Downbeat (in their January issue) and Stereophile. We’ve still got our fingers crossed that I’ll … Continue reading

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Van Dyke Parks-produced “Bamboula” out soon

After a year of delays, my CD produced (or curated as they now say) by the great Van Dyke Parks will be released officially on September 24. Two other dates to remember: October 26 will find percussionist Michael Skinkus and … Continue reading

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