Alan Tomlinson is a trombonist whose work spans a broad musical spectrum, from improvisation and jazz to classical and commercial music. An active figure in the European improvised music scene since early 80s, Alan has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts, festivals and for broadcast here and abroad, including the USA and Russia. Alan has worked with Ballet Rambert, Cockpit Theatre Music Ensemble and was a member of Barry Guy’s London Jazz Composers Orchestra. He regularly performs with his own trio (Dave Tucker, guitar and Phil Marks, drums) and forms an occasional duo with Romanian poet Virgil Mihaiu. As a member of contemporary music groups Sounds Positive and the London New Wind Ensemble, Alan has given numerous first performances and many composers have written new work for him.
‘A performer of uncanny precision … with apparently unlimited sound effects played brilliantly.’ John Fordham,The Guardian
‘Alan Tomlinson stormed away with the whole show.’ The Wire
Work with Musarc
Musarc Christmas Concert 2011
Michael Parsons, Three pieces for alto trombone
John Cage, Solo for sliding trombone
Improvisation Kate Williams’s glass trombone