Tom was proud to release the second video in his video series, Latin, Luxuriously...
About Latin Luxuriously
During these challenging circumstances, take a break from the difficulties and celebrate the exuberant, elegant beauty the world still has to offer as you join Fuego Blue on our exciting new venture. Hinted at in Com Mais Vivacidade, journey with us as we perform the amazing catalogue of the Fez Collective and Schema Record Label. Latin, luxuriously…
We were excited to release our second video- Nicola Conte's arrangement of the very stylish 'Solo'- see video above.
An unapologetic showman and a lover of all things glamorous, jazz sax player Tom Olsen brings his very personal sense of identity, and newfound sense of belonging to all of his performances. Through his writing and performing, he expresses both the joy and wonder of finally being openly gay and starting to understand himself, and the pain of struggling for identity and not fitting in, an honest reflection of personal struggles, and the prejudice he’s received. Available as anything from solo up to an octet to fit your musical preferences, space and budget.
Tom can also create an amazing atmosphere performing pop motown and other modern music for functions, events and weddings making your event one to certainly remember and wowing audiences every time.
Tom was the winner of the Jon Hassal prize for Jazz at Trinity where his teachers included Jean Toussaint of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Tom also came second in Wales in the Under 19s Composition Competition in the Urdd Eisteddfod. He has performed with the Vic and Dougie Six in the Houses of Parliament as part of Pride at Night which marked fifty years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act and has performed at Ronnie Scott's with Trinity. He has studied Trinity Laban jazz department which produces some of the finest jazz musicians in Europe including Mercury Award nominated Laura Jurd, Jazz FM award winning Ezra Collective, Sam Smith's piano player and members of Kansas Smitty's house band.
‘I was completely bowled over by your playing’ Mike Williams
‘Burning’ Martin Speake.