"A pristine and balanced work, in which the images and phrasing are as elegant as they are energetic... with a fluidity and coherence that truly amazes me" La Jornada "It's nice to see that the traditional guitar trio format is far from done being explored and still has plenty to offer" All About Jazz
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tom began playing guitar at an early age. His music often lies in the intersection of conceptual composition and soulful improvisation, overlapping many genres such as jazz, experimental music and the blues. Since 2008 he has been active in the jazz and improvisational music scene of Mexico, USA and Central America, working with musicans such as Gustavo Nandayapa, Brian Allen, Hans Glawischnig, Blair Latham, Gabriel Puentes, Tyler Mitchell, Pablo Aguirre, Elliott Levin, Adonis Rose and many others. From 2012 to 2018 he was a faculty member at the Jazz and popular music program at UNICACH in Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas. He has released 3 albums as a leader and many others as a sideman. His forthcoming album as a leader with Jochen Rueckert on drums and Eivind Opsvik on bass is scheduled to be released on Unit Records on March 15 2019. He now lives in Berlin, Germany.