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Tom Olsen

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A sophisticated, energetic and award winning saxophonist giving smart and polished performances
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Saxophonist
London

Tom Olsen is an award winning and adaptable saxophonist, arranger, clarinet player and composer based in London playing jazz, blues, samba, pop and classical music. He is influenced by musicians such as Bill Charlap, Oscar Peterson, Donny McCaslin, Sonny Stitt and Paquito D'Rivera. His jazz playing is heavily swinging, influenced by Basie and the wailing blues of Oliver Nelson and his ballads move audiences. He was the winner of the Jon Hassal prize for Jazz at Trinity where his teachers included Jean Toussaint of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Tom also came second in Wales in the Under 19s Composition Competition in the Urdd Eisteddfod. He has performed with the Vic and Dougie Six in the Houses of Parliament as part of Pride at Night which marked fifty years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act and has performed at Ronnie Scott's with Trinity. He has just finished at Trinity jazz department which produces some of the finest jazz musicians in Europe including Mercury Award nominated Laura Jurd, Jazz FM award winning Ezra Collective, Sam Smith's piano player and members of Kansas Smitty's house band. ‘I’m completely bowled over by your playing’ Mike Williams ‘Burning’ Martin Speake.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Pop, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Disco, Ambient pop, Acoustic, R&B, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, House, Garage
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Pop:
All Night Long
Best of My Love
Blame it on the Boogie
Can't Stop the Feeling
Crazy in Love
Dancing Queen
Everybody Dance
Forget You
Get Lucky
Happy
Hey Ya
I Feel Good
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
I Want You Back
If I Ain't Got You
Le Freak
Locked Out of Heaven
Love on Top
Marry You
Moves Like Jagger
Never Too Much
P.Y.T.
Please Don't Stop the Music
Rather Be
Relight My Fire
Rock Your Body
September
Shape of You
Single Ladies
Treasure
Uptown Funk
Who Do You Think You Are
Jazz:
Blue Bossa
Four
How High the Moon
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Love You
I'll Remember April
In a Mellow Tone
Invitation
Night and Day
Oleo
Out of Nowhere
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Solar
Stablemates
Star Eyes
This Love of Mine
Exactly Like You
Bourbon Street Parade
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to
Wayne Shorter:
Witch Hunt
Speak No Evil
El Gaucho
Thelonious Monk:
Round Midnight
Ruby My Dear
Evidence
Think of One
Pannonica
Ask Me Now
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Mood Indigo
Down for Double
Stardust
Speak Low
The Best Thing for You
Charlie Parker:
Bloombido
Scrapple from the Apple
Ornithology
Customer questions

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, I offer an iPod service for free and am known for very good taste creating a real atmosphere in the venue

Prices

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£25
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
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Leon M, 1 year ago

Tom and Fuego Blue have played already a few times at BA.RN and as always the enthusiasm and great atmosphere takes over the place and customers have an excellent evening of great jazz. The versatility and range of the trio is clear and each musician shines at their own master skill. Don't be fooled by the young looks, these guys know their jazz.

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Stephen P, 2 years ago

Tom Olsen is a young bright versatile musician. Tom plays saxophone in various ensembles around London in addition to performing with his own band. He is admired and respected by fellow musicians and those who have the pleasure of working alongside him. His writing talents also include creating impressive compositions. Stephen Pierre Creative Director Unity Music Arts Trust