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Tom Sochas

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Tom is looking for work playing jazz piano in London. Plenty of experience and a good attitude!
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Tom is a Franco-American Pianist born and raised in Paris, France. He moved to the UK in 2008 to study Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. This was a great place to collaborate and create with like minded musicians and artists, allowing him to perform and compose in classical, jazz and blues genres. University also provided a comfortable environment for learning to score both films and theatre. His passion for Jazz, however, only truly blossomed after University when he moved to London and began to study the rudiments, first on his own, and then privately with award winning pianist Tom Cawley. It's around this time that he began to also compose for quartet and brainchild : Phoenician Blinds. This contemporary jazz quartet has kept very busy and released two albums, gone on several UK tours and recently been nominated for an UMA Award for Best Jazz Act 2018. Having studied Jazz piano for a few years, Tom developed a true love for the art and currently plays Jazz and Latin standards, both on his own and as part of larger outfits, around London and the UK, for both public and private events. Today he focuses in equal parts on playing with his own original quartet, Phoenician Blinds, playing Jazz and Latin standards for private events, but also composes for film and theatre. His most recent collaboration was with physical-theatre dramaturge and actor Maite Jauregui. Tom was asked to write five pieces of instrumental music to accompany the one-woman piece.

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Tom's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Ellie M
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Wonderful to have Tom play for my birthday party. Great playing and super to work with. Was also really flexible and went along with my slightly unorganised event.... Would work with him again anytime!

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Michael R
5 years ago, for a Hotel / Restaurant event in 4A Upper St Martin's Ln
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5 out of 5

Tom consistently turns out exquisite performances of a broad repertoire and creates the perfect ambience. It was a pleasure to have him as one of our resident pianists.

5 years ago

A lovely evening of jazz played by Tom at Knidos. A talented player with a good ear for creating a fitting atmosphere at every moment!

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Tom's Song list

Ain't Misbehavin'
Stella by Starlight
On the Sunny Side of The Street
On Green Dolphin Street
The Attic
Dolphin Dance
Take the A train
All of You
All The Things You Are
Blue Bossa
Blue in Green
In a Sentimental Mood
Cantaloupe Island
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
My Favorite Things
Have you met Miss Jones
Autumn Leaves
Lady Bird
If I should Loose You
De Dah

Tom's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

About 20 minutes!

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

I would love and much prefer that, as long as it's tuned and in working order of course.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely, within reason of course (a whole Chopin prelude might be a push ;) )
Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Experimental, African music
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist, Accompanist
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