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:

Tender Buttons with Tania Chen and Gino Robair
with Cheryl Leonard and Bryan Day
Beauty School with Jacob Felix Heule and Matt Chandler
with Kyle Bruckmann, John McCowen, Kanoko Nishi-Smith and Jacob Felix Heule
kinda green
 with Tim Perkis
Runcible Spoon Fight
 with Clarke Robinson
CDP, led by Amanda Chaudary with Mark Pino and Joshua Marshall
Grosse Abfahrt
with Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, John Shiurba, Matt Ingalls + guests
hackMIDI – circuit-bent electronics and digital piano sounds
Quartet 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.

Tom Djll music on Soundcloud

Tom Djll streaming at Bandcamp

Download PDFs (current as of January 2016):
Tom Djll Biography
List of gigs 2017
List of collaborators
List of compositions
List of published writings

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