Tom Byrne | Webster University

Tom Byrne

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies

Tom ByrneAn active performer, educator, and composer in the St. Louis region for over 30 years, Tom is considered to be among the city's premiere jazz guitarists. He is currently a member of the Jazz Faculty at Webster University where he has taught since 1998. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Jazz Performance from Webster University and teaches Jazz Guitar, Jazz Combo, Jazz Theory, and Improvisation. During his undergraduate coursework he had the opportunity to study with guitar greats John Scofield, Lenny Breau, Gene Bertoncini, and Mick Goodrick, thus gaining valuable musical insights which he eagerly shares with his students.

His performance credits include working with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Muny Orchestra as well as leading his own ensembles in concerts at the St. Louis Jazz Festival, the Whittaker Concert Series (Missouri Botanical Gardens), the Webster University Concert Series, Jazz at Holmes Lounge (Washington University), the Sheldon Concert Hall, Jazz at the Bistro, and the Wildey Theater. Recording credits include the Tom Byrne Trio, the Yule Vibe Trio, Reggie & Mardra Thomas, and the Kim Portnoy Jazz Orchestra. Tom continues to perform in the St. Louis region with his duos & trios, his group Have U Heard (dedicated to performing the music of Pat Metheny), and as a solo guitarist.

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