Ryan Tomski


 Media

Recent Works (2012-2018) 

UIUC Joel Spencer Combo Recording Session Spring, 2018

I was fortunate enough to be able to record a few tunes with my classmates at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  It was a blast!  The band at that time consisted of Philip Kocheril (tpt), Reginald Chapman (bs tbn, bs tpt), Garrett Jones (ts, bassoon), Paul Mock (gtr), Jonathan Small (b), Kevin Cruse (d).  Below is my solo intro on a tune by Philip Kocheril he calls "Up the Down Staircase," followed by a tune I wrote based on the rhetorical device symploce entitled "Symplosium."  Hope you enjoy! :)

UIUC CJB at JEN Conference in Dallas, TX, 2018

Here's the full recording of the tune in which I got the chance to solo and then accompany for the great legend Doc Severinsen.  At 91 years of age, he's sounding as good as ever!  There's a shorter clip with a closer video angle in the "Press" section of this website.  Enjoy!

Jazz Piano DMA Recital II

Here's the first half or so of my second doctoral recital at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  It features Andrew Lautenbach (ts), Kurt Shelby (b), and James Sims (d).  Since I focused on mostly original music for my first doctoral recital, I wanted to do a standards recital.  It turns out that all of the composers were born east of the Mississippi!  Performed live December 1st, 2017.

Empathy

This  EP features four standards, a tune by Brad Mehldau, and an original called "Empathy."

It was recorded in late July, 2014 with bassist Daseul Kim and drummer Joe Spinelli.  Hope you enjoy!

In Some Circles

Some people have never heard of me or my music.  But in some circles, mine was a small attempt at some semi-programmatic art.  This multimedia work is based on my own personal interpretation of the human concept of morality, which includes two basic goods (virtues- mercy and love) as well as seven basic bads (sins-lust, gluttony, envy, sloth, pride, greed, and wrath).  This suite is designed to take the listener on a somewhat experiential journey through nine 'circles' of musical heaven and hell (similar to Dante's "Inferno").  Do not forget to bring your map on this journey.  To find it, ye must scroll-eth downward to "map."

 Pray ye survive....

"map."

SelectRecordings

"War in Heaven" (BONUS ALT TAKE 1)

by The Raveonettes

Arranged by Ryan Tomski

Performed by the William Paterson University Big Band

Featuring Mike Emmert, Alto Sax

Rehearsal Nov, 2013

"War in Heaven" (BONUS ALT TAKE 2)

by The Raveonettes

Arranged by Ryan Tomski

Performed by the William Paterson University Big Band

Featuring Dylan Anderson, Alto Sax

Rehearsal March or April, 2013

03 War In Heaven.mp3

War In Heaven (feat. Dylan Anderson).mp3

"The Nearness of You"

 Joe Spinelli (d), Daseul Kim (b), Ryan Tomski (p)

The Nearness of You.mp3

"What's New" by Bob Haggart

Performed by the William Paterson Arrangers' Ensemble

(Ryan Tomski, arranger, piano) 

WhatsNew.mp3

"Night and Day" by Cole Porter

Performed by the William Paterson Arrangers' Ensemble

(Ryan Tomski, arranger, piano)

04 Night And Day.mp3

"Never Will I Marry" by Frank Loesser

Performed by the William Paterson Arrangers' Ensemble - Featuring Kelly Green, voc

(Ryan Tomski, arranger, piano) 

Co-Arranged with Colin Banks and Charlie Dougherty

05 Never Will I Marry.mp3

"A Song After Duke" by Josh Marcus

(Ryan Tomski, piano) 

04 A Song After Duke.mp3

I teach!

I had the pleasure recently of returning to my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, to be an adjunct professor for a semester.  It was a blast, and this video gives a glimpse of some of the fantastic students I had the pleasure of working with every day.

 Archived Works (2010-2012)

04 The Champ.mp3

Nickel Audio.mp3

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