Biography

 Nick Tomalin is a jazz pianist and composer who has been working as a professional musician and educator for over 20 years. Nick studied jazz at Leeds College of Music and completed his post-graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1994.

   

Nick has performed at many prestigious jazz venues in London including the 606 Club, the Jazz Café, the Vortex and Ronnie Scott’s, both with his own band, and as sideman for some of the country’s leading jazz musicians including Jim Mullen, Don Weller and Alan Barnes. In 1998 he played keyboards for the UK tour of the Motown tribute musical “Dancing in the Streets” featuring Edwin Starr and Jackie Graham.

  

 In 2001 he wrote a show - “Molly and the Owl” - aimed at introducing younger children to jazz, for which he wrote both the story and the music. In 2005 he embarked on an Arts Council funded tour of the show which was a huge success. The piece was recorded and is now available to download from CD Baby and iTunes.

   

Nick recently released a new duo album with saxophonist Mark Allaway called Storyline, and has also released an album of original material called Upcycling featuring the flautist Gareth Lockrane.

Foe the last few years Nick has run summer courses for  the E17 jazz collective. The courses take place at Gnome House Arts Centre in Walthamstow, and this year's one day course will take place on Saturday August 11th. More information on the Workshop pages