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Thomas J. West Music

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Live Performance

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Live Solo Jazz for Any Occasion 

Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, performer, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over thirty years of experience as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist. Mr. West has performed professionally with concert bands, jazz bands, and a cappella groups.

Thomas primarily plays jazz standards on both clarinet and saxophone and can adapt many pop songs into a solo jazz idiom. Thomas provides his own recorded accompaniment and can take requests for hundreds of songs. Mr. West can also play without accompaniment for wedding ceremonies, memorial services, and other special occasions. Thomas is also willing to partner with other musicians for your event to perform jazz standards or other popular music. Thomas will work with you to craft a set list that is a perfect match for your special occasion, including taking your requests in advance and preparing your favorite songs for you.

Thomas uses a very basic setup for his performances that includes a portable, powered amplifier, SM-58 microphone and stand, laptop with a portable audio interface, an iPad, and a clarinet and saxophone. He is easily able to occupy the corner of a room, a backyard porch, a lobby area, or any size stage and can route his sound to a house system if needed.

Thomas has performed as a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and KeyStone A Cappella. He has studied jazz improvisation with Dennis DiBlasio and jazz arranging with Jimmie Amadie. Notable performances include World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Queen in Wilmington, The Princeton Festival, and WHYY's Connections Festival at Penn's Landing.

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All the Things You Are
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Fly Me to the Moon
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Four
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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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O Christmas Tree
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Jingle Bells
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Song List

YOUR REQUESTS
I CAN ADAPT  ANY SONG

Ain't She Sweet
JAZZ STANDARD

All Blues
JAZZ STANDARD

All I Want for Christmas Is You
MARIAH CAREY

All of Me
JAZZ STANDARD

All The Things You Are
JAZZ STANDARD

Angels We Have Heard on High
TRADITIONAL

Anything Goes
JAZZ STANDARD

As Time Goes By
JAZZ STANDARD

Auld Lang Syne
TRADITIONAL

Autumn Leaves
JAZZ STANDARD

Away In a Manger
TRADITIONAL

Baby Love
THE SUPREMES

Beyond the Sea
JAZZ STANDARD

Big Yellow Taxi
JONI MITCHELL

Billy Boy
JAZZ STANDARD

Blackbird
BEATLES

Blue Bossa
JAZZ STANDARD

Blue Christmas
ELVIS

Blue Skies
JAZZ STANDARD

Both Sides Now
JONI MITCHELL

Brown-Eyed Girl
VAN MORRISON

But Not for Me
JAZZ STANDARD

Bye Bye Blackbird
JAZZ STANDARD

Can You Feel the Love Tonight
ELTON JOHN

Can't Buy Me Love
BEATLES

Can't Help Falling In Love
ELVIS

Cantaloupe Island
JAZZ STANDARD

Caravan
JAZZ STANDARD

Careless Whisper
GEORGE MICHAEL

Change the World
ERIC CLAPTON

Christmas Don't Be Late
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS

Christmastime Is Here
VINCE GUARALDI

Color My World
CHICAGO

Come Away with Me
NORAH JONES

Come Together
BEATLES

Daydream Believer
THE MONKEES

Days of Wine and Roses
JAZZ STANDARD

Deck the Halls
TRADITIONAL

Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
ELTON JOHN

Doxy
JAZZ STANDARD

Drive My Car
BEATLES

Eight Days a Week
BEATLES

Embraceable You
JAZZ STANDARD

Emily
JAZZ STANDARD

Equinox
JAZZ STANDARD

Every Breath You Take
THE POLICE

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
THE POLICE

Faith
GEORGE MICHAEL

Fascinating Rhythm
JAZZ STANDARD

Feliz Navidad
TRADITIONAL

Fields of Gold
STING

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
PAUL SIMON

Firework
KATY PERRY

Fix You
COLDPLAY

Flintstones
JAZZ STANDARD

Fly Like an Eagle
STEVE MILLER

Fly Me to the Moon
JAZZ STANDARD

Fool On the Hill
BEATLES

Footprints
JAZZ STANDARD

For No One
BEATLES

For Once In My Life
STEVIE WONDER

Four
JAZZ STANDARD

Fragile
STING

Freddie Freeloader
JAZZ STANDARD

Frosty the Snowman
TRADITIONAL

Georgia On My Mind
JAZZ STANDARD

Get Back
BEATLES

Girl
BEATLES

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
CYNDI LAUPER

Give a Little Bit
SUPERTRAMP

Go Tell It On the Mountain
TRADITIONAL

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
TRADITIONAL

Good Day Sunshine
BEATLES

Good King Wenceslas
TRADITIONAL

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
ELTON JOHN

Hallelujah
LEONARD COHEN
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
JOHN LENNON

Hard Day's Night
BEATLES

Hard to Say I'm Sorry
CHICAGO

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
TRADITIONAL

Have I Told You Lately
ROD STEWART

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
TRADITIONAL

Heart of Rock and Roll
HUEY LEWIS

Hello Goodbye
BEATLES

Here Comes Santa Claus
TRADITIONAL

Here There and Everywhere
BEATLES

Hero
MARIAH CAREY

Hey Jude
BEATLES

Hit the Road Jack
RAY CHARLES

Home for the Holidays
TRADITIONAL

How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You
MARVIN GAYE/JAMES TAYLOR

I Can See Clearly Now
JOHNNY NASH

I Can't Make You Love Me
BONNIE RAITT

I Could Write a Book
JAZZ STANDARD

I Got Rhythm
JAZZ STANDARD

I Heard It Through the Grapevine
MARVIN GAYE

I Left My Heart in San Fransisco
TONY BENNETT

I Only Have Eyes for You
JAZZ STANDARD

I Saw Her Standing There
BEATLES

I Want to Hold Your Hand
BEATLES

I Want You Back
JACKSON 5

I Wish
STEVIE WONDER

I Wonder as I Wander
TRADITIONAL

I'll Be Home for Christmas
TRADITIONAL

I'll Be Seeing You
JAZZ STANDARD

I'm a Believer
THE MONKEES

I'm Beginning to See the Light
JAZZ STANDARD

I'm Yours
JASON MRAZ

If I Loved You
JAZZ STANDARD

Imagine
JOHN LENNON

In My Life
BEATLES

In the Still of the Night
COLE PORTER JAZZ STANDARD

Isn't She Lovely?
STEVIE WONDER

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
TRADITIONAL

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
TRADITIONAL

It's Probably Me
STING

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
TRADITIONAL

Jingle Bell Rock
BRENDA LEE

Jingle Bells
TRADITIONAL

Jolly Old St. Nicholas
TRADITIONAL

Joy to the World
TRADITIONAL

Just Friends
JAZZ STANDARD

Just the Two of Us
BILL WITHERS

Just the Way You Are
BILLY JOEL

Killing Me Softly with His Song
ROBERTA FLACK

Kodachrome
PAUL SIMON

Laura
JAZZ STANDARD

Let It Be
BEATLES

Let It Snow!
TRADITIONAL

Let's Get It On
MARVIN GAYE

Little Drummer Boy
TRADITIONAL

Long and Winding Road
BEATLES

Love Me Tender
ELVIS

Lover Man
JAZZ STANDARD

Mac the Knife
JAZZ STANDARD

Merry Christmas
DARLING

Michelle
BEATLES

Milestones
JAZZ STANDARD

Misty
JAZZ STANDARD

Moondance
VAN MORRISON

Mr. P.C.
JAZZ STANDARD

My Cherie Amour
STEVIE WONDER

My Favorite Things
TRADITIONAL

My Funny Valentine
JAZZ STANDARD

Naima
JAZZ STANDARD

Nature Boy
JAZZ STANDARD

New York New York
JAZZ STANDARD

New York State of Mind
BILLY JOEL

Night in Tunisia
JAZZ STANDARD

Norwegian Wood
BEATLES

O Christmas Tree
TRADITIONAL

O Come All Ye Faithful
TRADITIONAL

O Little Town of Bethlehem
TRADITIONAL
O Tannenbaum
TRADITIONAL

Oleo
JAZZ STANDARD

On Broadway
JAZZ STANDARD

On Green Dolphin Street
JAZZ STANDARD

One
U2

Overjoyed
STEVIE WONDER

Penny Lane
BEATLES

Pink Panther
HENRI MANCINI

Pleasant Valley Sunday
THE MONKEES

Pure Imagination
JAZZ STANDARD

Rainbow Connection
PAUL WILLIAMS

Rock With You
MICHAEL JACKSON

Rocket Man
ELTON JOHN

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
BRENDA LEE

Route 66
JAZZ STANDARD

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
GENE AUTRY

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
TRADITIONAL

Satin Doll
JAZZ STANDARD

Saturday In the Park
CHICAGO

Saving All My Love for You
WHITNEY HOUSTON

Scarborough Fair
PAUL SIMON

Sentimental Journey
JAZZ STANDARD

Seven Days
STING

She's Always a Woman
BILLY JOEL

Silent Night
TRADITIONAL

Silver and Gold
BURL IVES

Silver Bells
TRADITIONAL

Sir Duke
STEVIE WONDER

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
OTIS REDDING

Sleigh Ride
TRADITIONAL

So What
JAZZ STANDARD

Somewhere
LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Sound of Silence
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

St. Thomas
JAZZ STANDARD

Star Eyes
JAZZ STANDARD

Stella By Starlight
JAZZ STANDARD

Summer in the City
LOVIN SPOONFUL

Summertime
JAZZ STANDARD

Superstition
STEVIE WONDER

Sweet Caroline
NEIL DIAMOND

Sweet Georgia Brown
JAZZ STANDARD

Take The A Train
JAZZ STANDARD

Tears in Heaven
ERIC CLAPTON

Tequila
THE CHAMPS

The Christmas Song
MEL TORME

The First Noel
TRADITIONAL

The Girl From Ipanema
JAZZ STANDARD

The Greatest Love of All
WHITNEY HOUSTON

The Longest Time
BILLY JOEL

This Christmas
DONNIE HATHAWAY

Time After Time
CYNDI LAUPER

To Make You Feel My Love
BOB DYLAN

Top of the World
CARPENTERS

Toyland
TRADITIONAL

Unchained Melody
RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Up Jumped Spring
JAZZ STANDARD

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
WHAM!

Walking on Sunshine
KATRINA AND THE WAVES

Watermelon Man
JAZZ STANDARD

We Three Kings of Orient Are
TRADITIONAL

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
TRADITIONAL

We've Only Just Begun
CARPENTERS

What Child Is This?
TRADITIONAL

What Is This Thing Called Love
JAZZ STANDARD

When I Fall In Love
JAZZ STANDARD

When I'm 64
BEATLES

When You Wish Upon a Star
JAZZ STANDARD

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
BEATLES

White Christmas
PERRY COMO

Winter Wonderland
TRADITIONAL

Wonderful Tonight
ERIC CLAPTON

Yesterday
BEATLES

You Are the Sunshine of My Life
STEVIE WONDER

You've Got a Friend
CAROL KING/JAMES TAYLOR

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling'
RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Your Song
ELTON JOHN