HIGHLY regarded trumpeter and composer Tom Syson is performing at JATP Jazz in Bradford at Glyde House on Friday May 17 as part of his Different Coloured Days album release UK tour.

Tom recorded Different Coloured Days - his second album - at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. which he is touring around the UK this month, supported using public funding by the lottery through Arts Council England. The album title is inspired by his experience with anxiety.

Tom has vast experience performing in larger ensembles, having held the lead trumpet chair in the European Radio Jazz Orchestra 2018, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, as well performing with the London Jazz Orchestra, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. He has performed at venues/events such as the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, the Barbican and Gibraltar International Jazz Festival.

Tom has played the trumpet from a young age, at first rejecting the opportunity to learn other instruments. “Once I was older, around 15, I began to properly learn the piano and singing, and I use both of those to do a lot of my composing,” she says.

Featuring on the record and tour is Tom Barford on tenor saxophone, David Ferris on piano, Pete Hutchison on double bass and Jonathan Silk on drums.

“It is my first time play in Bradford/West Yorkshire, and I am really excited about it,” he says. “Martin at JATP Jazz has been really enthusiastic and supportive, and I have only heard excellent things about the night

“Audiences can expect an emotive performance, full of passion and musical risk taking. The music is varied and will definitely keep them on their toes. The gig they see will be different to any other gig, as we never play the music the same as we have done before. It will lots of fun.”

Tom’s debut album ‘Green’ was released in 2017, featuring JazzFm Vocalist of the Year 2016 Lauren Kinsella on a track, and was produced by long term mentor Percy Pursglove. 'Green' received a large amount of press coverage, which included a feature on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Now and substantial radio play on JazzFM. It also included some great reviews from leading jazz publications in the UK, including Jazzwise and London Jazz News.

His favourite track from his new album is ‘At Peace’.

For more information visit tomsyson.com