The Latest News:

Spin Cycle just recorded a new CD. Look for preview tracks coming soon!

Tom Will spend a few weeks in Berlin this summer teaching and recording with his old friend from the Kailash Trio, Tim Sund

Tom tours with the Dave Liebman Big Band this Fall

Spin Cycle Tours this Fall to Toronto (The Rex 10/5,6) and Rochester, NY (The Bop Shop 10/8)





Tom Christensen is an established saxophonist, woodwind specialist and composer in New York City. He can be heard most recently on Rufus Reid’s Grammy nominated CD Quiet Pride, David Liebman’s A Tribute to Wayne Shorter and on Ryan Truesdell’s Grammy nominated The Gil Evans Project-Lines of Color. He has been a member of The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra since 1996 and has performed with them throughout the world. Christensen can be heard on their latest recordings as well as on Grammy winning albums with Joe Lovano, Paquito D’Rivera, David Sanchez and Don Sebesky. He has also performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The David Liebman Big Band, The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and The Mingus Big Band. Christensen was awarded a composition grant from Chamber Music America to write and perform an extended work based on the poetry of Frank O’Hara. This piece is featured on his 3rd CD New York School on Playscape Recordings which was listed as one the top ten jazz albums of 2005 by All About Jazz. Tom’s latest projects include Spin Cycle with drummer Scott Neumann and The Kailash Trio featuring Tim Sund and Tomas Ulrich. He performs regularly in New York City, is the co-founder of Sound Footing Records and is currently on the faculty of The Fieldston School in New York City.


As A Leader

Gualala (NaxosJazz, 2000)

Paths (Playscape-Recordings, 2002)

New York School (Playscape-Recordings, 2005)

with Spin Cycle

Spin Cycle (Sound Footing Records, 2016)

with Ryan Truesdell and The Gil Evans Project

Live at the Jazz Standard (Artist Share, 2014)

with The Kailash Trio

Americana (Nabel, 2003)

Kailash (Nabel, 2007)

with The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra

Monopoly Game (BMG, 1998)

Tribute to Duke Ellington (BMG, 1999) Grammy Nominated

Hiroshima: Rising from the abyss (BMG, 2001)

Last Live at the Blue Note (Warner Bros Japan, 2004)

In Shanghai (After Beat, 2011)

with Rufus Reid

Quiet Pride (Motema, 2014)

with Joe Lovano

Celebrating Sinatra (Blue Note, 1997) Grammy Nominated

Viva Caruso (Blue note, 2002)

with Cheap Trick

Sgt. Pepper Live (Big 3 Records 2009)

with Don Sebesky

I remember Bill (BMG, 1998)

A Joyful Noise (BMG, 1999) Grammy Winner

with Paquito D’Rivera

Portraits of Cuba (Chesky, 1996) Grammy Winner

with John Pizzarelli

Our Love Is Here To Stay (RCA, 1997)

with David Sanchez

Obsession (Columbia, 1998) Grammy Nominated

with Pete McGuinness

First Flight (Summit, 2007) Grammy Nominated

Strength In Numbers (Summit, 2014)

with Michael Musillami

Spirits (Playscape-Recordings, 2004)

Dachau (Playscape-Recordings, 2005)

with John Hollenbeck

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble (Omnitone, 2005)

with David Liebman and The David Liebman Big Band

The Seasons Reflected (Blacksaint, 2003)

A Tribute to Wayne Shorter (Summit, 2014)







15 Jazz Etudes Book $10



Spin Cycle CD $15



Gualala CD $15



Paths CD $15



New York School CD $15