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Tomas Fujiwara

drums



Performer's Website

Tomas Fujiwara was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of seven, he fell in love with music while listening to the classic drum battle record, Rich vs. Roach. After two years of studies with Joyce Kauffman, Tomas began an eight-year course of study with legendary drummer and educator, Alan Dawson. He has worked as a leader of and composer for various ensembles, as a sideman, as a composer for theatre, film, and dance, and as a teacher and clinician. With "a quiet energy that propels" (All About Jazz) and a style that is "both volatile and watchful" (New York Times), Tomas' "alert drumming has propelled some excellent ensembles on the new-music landscape" (New York Times). His current projects include: Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up, Taylor Ho Bynum / Tomas Fujiwara Duo, The Thirteenth Assembly, Taylor Ho Bynum Trio and Sextet, Red Baraat, Matana Roberts' Mississippi Moonchile and Coin Coin, Ideal Bread, Matt Bauder's Day In Pictures, Positive Catastrophe, Matt Mitchell's Central Chain, and Matt Welch's Blarvuster. Tomas has performed at venues and festivals across North America, Europe, Asia. In 2008, Tomas toured the Middle East as part of the U.S. State Department / Lincoln Center program, The Rhythm Road. He has performed with Anthony Braxton, Arnie Lawrence, Joe Chambers, Ravi Coltrane, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Roy Campbell, William Parker, Burnt Sugar, Vernon Reid, Butch Morris, David Murray, Warren Smith, Irene Aebi, Nicole Mitchell, and Amir ElSaffar, among others. From 2000-2005, Tomas was a cast member of both the touring (2000-2003) and New York (2003-2005) companies of the Off Broadway hit STOMP.


Firehouse 12 Performances

Firehouse 12 Records All-Stars Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10:00p
8:30p
Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio Friday, December 2, 2016, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum 7-tette Friday, September 23, 2016, 10:00p
8:30p
Tomeka Reid Quartet Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00p
8:30p
Thumbscrew Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:00p
8:30p
Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet Friday, December 7, 2012, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:00p
8:30p
Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up Friday, April 30, 2010, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Trio Friday, April 20, 2007, 10:00p
8:30p
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet Saturday, October 22, 2005, 10:00p
8:30p


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