Thomas M. Palance
Thomas Palance is a Yamaha Artist known for his
versatility as a trumpet player and innovative
teacher. He has retired from the US Navy Band in
Washington DC after 20 years of service. At the band
Tom held positions of assistant principal trumpet
and soloist with the concert band, and soloist with
the Commodores Jazz Band.  In 2005 Tom relocated
to Ipswich, MA with his family where he is a
freelance trumpet player, composer, conductor and
teacher. Tom is currently an Assistant Professor at
The Berklee College of Music and on the faculty at
Salem State University. His past teaching experience
includes The University of New Hampshire and The
Boston Conservatory. Tom has founded the New
England Jazz Camp and is founder and Co-Director
of the Summer Jazz Program at Salem State
University. He also is the Music Director of The
Orchestra On The Hill, a professional orchestra
based in Ipswich, MA with a community outreach
component. Tom is the Director of “Tiento Battu”, a
project using dancers and musicians to illustrate
collective improvisation. He released two CDs,
"Don't Lose Your Tail" and the latest titled
“Reflecting Forward” which features his original
compositions. Tom is honored to perform as a
soloist with the Presto Orchestra, performing
piccolo trumpet solos.  
Biography
ART BLAKEY
"Music washes away the dust of
every day life"