Before moving to NYJO, Tom held a chair in the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra

Tom has spent most of his life in Norwich, where he joined the county jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra and wind band. He was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and studied at Norwich School.

In 2009 Tom took a place at the Birmingham Conservatoire studying under Ashley Horton, Jeremy Price and Pete Beachill. Whilst studying, Tom participated in workshops with, and received tutelage from, such names as Dave Holland, Mark Turner, Lee Konitz, George Colligan, Jeff Ballard, Mark Bassey, Mike Williams and Percy Pursglove.

He has played with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and, before moving to NYJO, held a chair in the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of John Ruddick. Tom has also worked with the 606 Big Band, the London Jazz Orchestra and the Julian Joseph Big Band in addition to performing with his own quintet.