Currently the second BBC New Generation Artist for jazz, winner of the Peter Whittingham Award, thrice-nominated in the BBC Jazz Awards (Best Instrumentalist and Rising Star), and a previous participent in the Serious/PRSF/Jerwood Take Five scheme, Tom has been featured extensively on BBC Radio 3 as part of the New Generation Scheme and beyond, and has performed all over the world, with festival credits including Berlin, Cheltenham, Moers, Bath, Jazzd’or, London, Manchester, Belfast and Jerusalem.
As a composer, Tom has recently been awarded commissions from the BBC/RPS for both the City of London Festival (Postcards from Pushkin with Richard Fairhurst), and the BBC Proms (And Distant Shore, with Richard Fairhurst and ace classical trumpeter Giuliano Sommerhalder), as well as the Geneva Downtown Orchestra for a suite of music for a 9-piece ensemble with Arthurs.Høiby.Ritchie at it’s centre.
2010 sees a comission for an orchestral work to be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Albums on Not Applicable:
Glue – Tom Arthurs, Miles Perkin, Yorgos Dimitriadis
Three Improvisations – Tom Arthurs / Simon Vincent
A Further Insight Into Not Applicable – Andreas Willers / Anna Kaluza / Isambard Khroustaliov / Lothar Ohlmeier / Maurizio Ravalico / Rudi Fischerlehner / Tom Arthurs
Explications – Arthurs.Høiby.Ritchie
Rubik / Compression / Vero – Tom Arthurs / Ollie Bown Electric Duo
Tracks on Not Applicable:
Foil – Javier Carmona / Tom Arthurs
Elastic – Isambard Khroustaliov / Javier Carmona / Maurizio Ravalico / Tom Arthurs
Static – Tom Arthurs / Ollie Bown Electric Duo
Tubes – Lothar Ohlmeier / Maurizio Ravalico / Ollie Bown / Tom Arthurs
She Closes Her Windows at Night – Adem Ilhan / Lothar Ohlmeier / Maurizio Ravalico / Ollie Bown / Tom Arthurs