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Jazzfest and French Quarter Fest Gigs

Music friends: Here is where I’m playing for French Quarter Fest: Friday April 12 5-8 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in a tribute to Booker, Fess and Jelly Roll with Joe Krown, Ronald Markham and Tom Worrell. Saturday April 13: … Continue reading


Gig in Los Angeles with Van Dyke Parks

I am very excited to announce a gig at McCabe’s in Santa Monica with the legendary Van Dyke Parks opening for me! March 30; go to for ticket info. This is a prelude to a Best of McDermott CD … Continue reading

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Tom’s Season Three Appearance in Treme

On Sunday, October 21 I’ll have an appearance on HBO’s “Treme.”  Producer Eric Overmyer gave me my choice of duet partners and I picked cornetist Connie Jones.  The 78-year-old hornman is the favorite of many trad fans in the area; … Continue reading