Tom Djll CV

Performing in Berkeley with Grosse Abfahrt (photo by Michael Zelner)

“Tom Djll has been making thoughtful, elegant music for nearly 30 years and has taken the trumpet as far beyond its silver, snarling vernacular as it is possible to go, and as far from the extended technique proponents as Bill Dixon is from Roy Castle. ” – The Wire

Current and recent projects include:

Euphotic with Cheryl Leonard and Bryan Day

Duo with Suki O’Kane

Solo Electronics and trumpet

Oakland Reductionist Orchestra with matt ingalls, Chris Cooper, Lisa Mezzacappa, and members of sfSound

Rova Electric 6 with Rova Saxophone Quartet & Gino Robair

BRITTLE FEEBLING with Kyle Bruckmann, John McCowen, Kanoko Nishi-Smith and Jacob Felix Heule
kinda green
with Tim Perkis
Tender Buttons
with Tania Chen and Gino Robair
Beauty School
 with Jacob Felix Heule and Matt Chandler
Grosse Abfahrt with Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, John Shiurba, Matt Ingalls + guests
hackMIDI – circuit-bent electronics and digital piano sounds
quartet with no name with Tim Perkis, Matt Ingalls and Scott Walton

The rest of the story, from 1977 on, can be assembled from the links below.

An alternate history of Djll, from a trumpet’s POV.

The infamous NOISY PEOPLE film clip

Tom Djll music on Soundcloud

Tom Djll streaming at Bandcamp

Download PDFs (current as of March 2019):
Tom Djll Biography
Gigs and other significant events, 1977 – 2024
Published writings

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