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Tom GarlingTom Garling

Applied Artist
M.M., University of Miami

Office: 815-753-8640


Tom Garling has a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance and a master’s degree in Jazz Arranging and Composition from the University of Miami.  He Toured with Buddy Rich at the age of twenty and with Maynard Ferguson for six years (four of which as musical director). His writing and playing can be heard on albums by Maynard, Tito Puente, Dianne Schuur, and Frank Mantooth.  He has been in high demand for over a decade as performer, composer, orchestrator, recording artist, teacher, director, clinician, and professional musician at any capacity.