Thomas J West Music Jazz One Man Band from Allentown, PA

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About
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.

Mr. West performs a Facebook Live online streaming show regularly that you are invited to attend for free to see him in action. Search for me on the web.
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Retirement Party

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This was a gift to celebrate my retirement. I enjoyed Mr West's performance. He is very personable and talented. I could not answer the question about special requests....I didn't have any however, I do not know what was discussed with the person who made the arrangements.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Tom was a pure pleasure to work with, would absolutely book him again!

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Wedding

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Thomas was amazing! He did great job at my cocktail hour at the Waterfall (Claymont, DE). Everyone complimented on his beautiful music. Slow classic jazz music - perfect choice for any wedding or other celebration. I'm so happy I was able to find him. Also, he is so professional. I will definitely recommend him to all my friends and coworkers!

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2019
Jan
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Philadelphia, PA
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2018
Oct
7
Retirement Party
Harrisburg, PA
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
2018
Oct
6
wedding
Philadelphia, PA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Sep
24
Community Event
West Grove, PA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Sep
22
Downingtown Farmers Market
Downingtown, PA
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2018
Sep
1
Malvern Farmers Market
Malvern, PA
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2018
Aug
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Rockaway, NJ
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Jul
12
Manor Health Care Services
Lebanon, PA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
May
27
wedding
Philadelphia, PA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
May
25
Dinner Dance
West Grove, PA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Apr
21
Community Event
Bloomfield, NJ
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Feb
17
Birthday Party (Adult)
Elkins Park, PA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
YOUR REQUESTS
I can adapt almost any pop song as a solo
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 Francisco
Jazz Standard
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 Favorite Things
Jazz Standard
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
Saxophone
One Man Band
Jazz Singer
Jazz One Man Band
Pop One Man Band
Jazz Saxophone
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Thomas J West Music will also travel to Trexlertown, East Texas, Macungie, Breinigsville, Emmaus, Fogelsville, Orefield, Alburtis, Maxatawny, Old Zionsville, Mertztown, Topton, Hereford, Lehigh Valley, Zionsville, Limeport, Palm, Schnecksville, Whitehall, Bowers, Catasauqua, Center Valley, Coplay, Kutztown, Neffs, Barto, Bally, East Greenville, Lyon Station, Northampton.
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