2016 Schedule Preview

Posted on 19 Jan 2016.

Tom Harrison 2015

Tom Harrison publicity shot 2015 Ⓒ Michael Harrison

2016 is looking like it's going to be a big year! It's only the start of the year, but I've got a ton of exciting stuff planned as both a leader and a sideman, with plenty more in the pipeline! Here's a quick look at what I've got coming up this year;

First up is my main focus for the year, in just a couple of weeks I'll be embarking on a UK tour with my Ellington Project, featuring an incredible group including Cleveland Watkiss, Robert Mitchell, David Lyttle and Daniel Casimir. We are going to playing the iconic music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. We will be recording two of the shows live, and will hopefully be releasing a live album later in the year. I've been working on this project for over a year so can't believe it has finally come round! Here's an e-flyer;

Ellington Project Tour Flyer 2016
Today, Jazzwise have published a fantastic interview with me about the project, so check it out here for info.

In March / April I'll be working with the MOBO nominated David Lyttle's band again, first for a BBC NI recording session, and then in trio with over 20 gigs throughout the year.

In April / May I'll be back on the road with bass master John Goldsby and David Lyttle again, we will be touring in Ireland during this time, and also in Germany later in the year in November. I'm REALLY looking forward to playing these gigs and learning from these incredible musicians. Throughout this time in addition to these projects I'll also be working as a sideman throughout the UK and beyond. I'm really excited to see what comes in for later in the year too!

See you on the road.