Saxophonist Tom Guillon Plays INdigENOUS Jazz Concert
After touring globally and establishing himself first on the European and then the Chicago creative music scenes, Tom Guillon is now at the peak of his musical maturity, with two new CDs to his credit (Carswell and Time It Is) featuring several of the musicians who will join him for this concert: trumpeter Dave Cooper, pianist Tim Whalen, bassist Mark Urness and drummer Dane Richeson. Local fans may remember Tom’s stunning solo work with the Tim Whalen Nonet at last Fall’s InDIGenous Jazz finale concert.
The show is 7:30 PM, Madison Public Library’s Central Branch, 201 West Mifflin Street, 3rd floor. Free admission.
Gullion began studying the saxophone at ten, and attended Indiana University, where he studied with David N. Baker, making his recording debut with Baker's group, the 21st Century Bebop Band. When he was 22, Gullion was hired by J.J. Johnson, his first professional job. He later returned to Indiana to finish his degree, then moved to New York with his wife, a classical violinist. The couple moved again to Spain when his wife got an orchestra job there, and he played with several Spanish groups, recorded an album with the band Clunia, and worked on television and film soundtracks. He and his wife moved back to the U.S. in 1995 and settled in Chicago, where Gullion began attending Northwestern University to pursue his master's degree. In 1997, he recorded his first solo album, Cat's Cradle, which was released by Naim Records in 1999.
[Biography by William Ruhlman from allmusic.com]