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Thomas Pulford

  • Instrument Saxophone
Thomas Pulford

Tom Pulford is an award-winning saxophonist, composer and arranger. After completing a Bachelor of Music majoring in jazz performance in 1998, Tom went on to become a much sought-after saxophonist and instrumental teacher, and has performed in many varied ensembles both in Australia and abroad. In 2003, Tom won the Barossa Valley Winemakers’ Association Jazz Scholarship, which enabled him to travel to the USA and study saxophone with Vincent Herring and Rich Perry. Tom has been engaged as a freelance saxophonist and woodwind specialist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and other orchestras and musical theatre productions, most recently the 2016 Adelaide season of Singin’ in the Rain. Significant musical collaborations include The Mike Stewart Big Band, The Adelaide Sax Pack, Mark Ferguson’s Marmalade Circus, and The Mulder-Pulford Nonet, a project Tom co-leads with Melbourne trombonist Nick Mulder, and which features the two leaders’ compositions and arrangements. Through collaborations with these and other ensembles, Tom has performed alongside such jazz luminaries as Bob Mintzer, Ray Vega, George Garzone, Jon Gordon, Jamie Oehlers, and James Muller to name a few, as well as backing a list of renowned entertainers including Bernadette Peters, Olivia Newton-John, Natalie Cole, Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton-Callaway, Rhonda Burchmore, Tom Burlinson, Kate Ceberano, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Michael Bolton.  Since 2012, Tom now works as a full-time musician in The Band of the South Australia Police, as well as continuing freelance work as a performer, educator, composer and arranger.

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Symphony Series

Tragedy to Triumph

Adelaide Town Hall

Fri 12 Aug & Sat 13 Aug 2022

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Tragedy to Triumph

If a searing personal experience can be transformed into an extraordinary work of art, the result is Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony, created in the shadow of Stalin’s Russia.

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Matinee Concerts

Bliss

Elder Hall

Wed 19 Oct 2022

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Bliss

Along with moments that float like a feather on the breeze, Haydn’s concerto has a finale that make you want to kick up your heels!

Session Wed 19 Oct 2022, 11:30am

Rehearsals Unwrapped

Supersonic

Adelaide Town Hall

Wed 26 Oct 2022

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Supersonic

Let the ASO take you on a fun-filled guided tour of the music you know and love, in the company of charismatic conductor and host Guy Noble.

Session Wed 26 Oct 2022, 9:30am

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