Tom Aldrich, "Zolder Ellipsis"
[an album of avant-garde progressive rock]
Born in 1974, grew up near Portland, Maine. Active as a musician in New York during the 90’s and early 2000’s, most notably as accordionist/composer/arranger in the experimental jazz group the Four Bags, with whom he performed at top NY venues such as BAMcafe, Knitting Factory, Celebrate Brooklyn, and at Symphony Space with legendary vocalist Jackie Cain. Moved to the Netherlands to pursue composition studies at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague from 2006-2010, where he composed for groups such as ASKO ensemble and Bang on a Can Allstars. He has worked with artists ranging from pop songwriting icons Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to jazz luminary Kurt Rosenwinkel, and his music has been performed in the U.S., Netherlands, Japan, Poland, Scotland, Italy and Serbia. Currently based in Amsterdam.