About

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Tom studied Music at New College, Oxford University, continuing to take a Masters in Jazz Piano at Trinity Laban. He now leads his own group ‘Treehouse’ featuring Calum Gourlay and Lewis Wright, who have performed in venues and festivals in London and beyond, culminating in an album recording in summer 2013. Tom also plays regularly with many of the country’s top young jazz musicians, including a new quintet for 2014 with George Crowley, James Maddren, Ferg Ireland and Nick Malcolm. In November 2012 Tom released a CD of original piano music entitled ‘Slightly Peculiar’ which has received airplay on BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM. He also writes a popular jazz blog which has had over 24,000  unique visitors since its inception. In addition to this, his music for the 2012 Film ‘Girlfriend in a Coma’ has been broadcast on BBC, Sky and many international television channels.

 

“Emerging Piano Virtuoso…One to watch” - Time Out

 For Treehouse  

“Hewson displays great maturity here in the drum-less trio, with stunning Empirical vibes master Lewis Wright and bassist Calum Gourlay…Impressive, free-flowing solos – think a twentysomething take on the Modern Jazz Quartet” TimeOut 

“An exciting trio with a special sound and understanding. There’s a real vitality and rapport in the group and the compositions are sublime, with Tom’s beautiful, adventurous piano playing throughout. ” John Taylor

“This music has a way of steering in and out of what one imagines is familiar territory, with nods to everyone from John Taylor to Stravinsky, Steve Reich to Jimmy Giuffre, put together with loads of humour and intelligence. Most importantly, though, it just sounds great!”  Liam Noble

“…the ingredients of a new supergroup. Hewson’s writing is immaculately crafted and full of clever surprises.” The Oxford Times

For Slightly Peculiar

“The album is a delight – Tom is an assured and sensitive improviser” - Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM

“There’s no showboating, no outpouring of virtuosity for its own sake….it is beautiful. A fine solo debut from this talented pianist and composer.” Bruce Linsday, allaboutjazz.com

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