Tommy Z

Top 10 Billboard Blues,  Top 10 iTunes Blues and Number 1 charting/selling blues (RMR/Amazon) artist Tommy Z hails from Buffalo, NY.  He has toured extensively around the world fronting his own group as an international/national festival headliner, and also as sideman to the likes of Grammy winner Pinetop Perkins.  Inducted into Buffalo’s Music Hall of Fame in 2007 he’s also done numerous tours for US troops around the world in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Egypt the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Micronesia etc. via USO/AFE.  His award-winening and acclaimed guitar playing, singing and songwriting combines the best in classic and contemporary blues with jazz, rock and funk influences.  The last two self-produced CD’s, “Sometimes” 2013 and “Blizzard of Blues” were both issued on his South Blossom Records label and were accepted for the first round of voting at the Grammy Awards in their respective categories for contemporary blues album, best American Roots performance/song and also CD package.

Offstage Tommy has composed TV/film music for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Biograpy on A&E, wrote the St. Louis Blues (NHL) victory song in 2009, had many placements on NBC/Discovery/Bio/Animal Planet (Swamp Wars main title w/Matt Kierscht) and many more.  Tommy is also the Sunday Blues host on Buffalo’s NPR affiliate WBFO 88.7 FM where he programs five straight hours of music.  He has also been sharing his love of music as a teacher and master class clinician for decades.

Booking Tommy Z and his band ensures you will have accomplished, experienced  world class talent at your festival, event or venue.