Tom Lazarich

Tom Lazarich

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Jazz - Fusion | Greater Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 4,411   
Member Since: 2001
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Aaron Copland

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Tom Lazarich Biographical Inform

The Tulgey Wood Jazz Band is a new jazz group on the scene in LA. It was founded by, and features original compositions by Tom Lazarich, and whose members consist of Los Angeles area Studio Musicians.

Tulgey Wood Band Musicians

Stan Martin, trumpet
Andy Martin, trombone
Scott Martin, sax
Michael Higgins, Guitar
David Witham, Piano
Kevin Axt, bass
Gordon Peeke, drummer
Joe Martone, percussion

After spending four years in an Air Force Band, Tom Lazarich received his Bachelor of Arts degree and music teaching credential from California State University, Northridge. He taught instrumental music at the junior high and elementary school levels from the early nineteen eighties through the mid nineteen nineties at which time he started devoting his full time to composition. He has studied with several notable woodwind teachers and performed in numerous groups ranging from classical to jazz. As well as his published concert band works, he has also produced his own jazz CD. As in all of his concert band compositions, it is evident that his years of working with young musicians and school bands has given him a thorough understanding of their wants and needs. Born March 12, 1948, he is a fifth generation Californian.

Previous Published Concert Band Works

1. Fanfare, Song, and Dance (1999) Shawnee Press
2. Mystic Mountain Legend (2000) Shawnee Press
3. Spanish Memoirs (2001) Shawnee Press
4. Emerald Ridge Celebration (2002) Shawnee Press
5. Afternoon of a Puppy (2003) Kjos Music Publishing
6. American Sea Voyage (2007) Kjos Music Publishing