TOM GRUZO                                                                          Jazz Pianist / Composer



Tel (310) 310-465-5538



Musical styles:




Bill Evans

Horace Silver

Bud Powell



Editorial Review:

"Within commonly understood motions of melody, harmony and metre, Gruzo both

 composes and plays music that conveys a feeling of free movement matched with

 a sense of direction.  Roots, discipline and imagination are beautifully balanced."

Ottawa Citizen, 21 July 1989




Hammond B-3

Vibraphone double bass


Career Highlights:

1990/2005 -Gigs with Clifford Jordan, Sam Most, Bobby Shew, Harvey Mason and Albert "Tootie" Heath with his regular trio: bassist Clarence Robinson and drummer Giovanni Nickens

1991 - Arranged main music theme for Cable TV special

1989 -  Appeared on ABC News, Entertainment segment following the release of the album Say When.

1983 - Performed with Louis Petrucciani (bass) in "The Lighthouse" in Hermosa Beach, CA.

1979 -  Concert tour of Germany with his trio. Visited seven cities performing in jazz clubs.



1977-80   Warsaw Polytechnic Institute, Acoustics 1980, Electronics Department

1975-80   Studied Piano with Prof. Hanicz, Warsaw Music Academy

1978         Studied Piano and Jazz Arrangements with Jack Veiss

1977         Studied Composition and Music Theory with Jack Veiss



Standards Vol. IV (TGP 7014) with C. Robinson and G. Nickens

Standards Vol.III (TGP 7013) with C.Robinson and G. Nickens.

Say When(TGP 7007) with A. Heath, L.Spears, B.Shew, S.Most and H.Riley.


Additional abilities:

Music copyist, arranger for trios and quartets.


Audio Samples:

I've Got Rhythm

My Funny Valentine

Robbin's Nest

My Romance

Compared to All

Location 1915

Say When

Installed But Not Serviced