Archive for November 1st, 2017

Tomi Malm – Walking On Air

Tomi Malm has been playing music since the age of four when he began his first piano lessons. He was soon encouraged to pursue a career as a classical pianist and studied hard to rise above the standards. He played in competitions and managed to perform in some major venues. Later he showed interest in jazz and popular music and started to listen intensively to Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Weather Report and Joni Mitchell. He began his professional career at a very early age, and as a teen performed with a variety of local bands.

He went through three conservatories, studying classical composing and conducting. Later he started playing sessions at the studio and doing arrangements. At the same time, he joined different bands and started an active performing career. At nineteen he gave that up and concentrated mainly on studio work, producing, arranging and frequently performing. His career has been very versatile, as he has gone through almost all types of music man can imagine. Though the array of artists he’s produced is diverse, running the gamut from Sweden’s Ana Johnson to Nurspirit Helsinki to hard rockers Bleak, his productions are singular and recognizable.

Tomi Malm’s debut solo album Walking On Air was released on October 15, 2017. The album features vocal performances by Jason Scheff, Frank Adahl, Clif Magness, Jeff Pescetto, Jerry Lopez, Julian Thomas, Shem von Schroeck, Ashton Moran, Zosia & Warren Wiebe, and includes legendary session players such as Vinnie Colaiuta, Simon Phillips, Alex Al, John “JR” Robinson, Neil Stubenhaus, Robbie Buchanan and more.

The album is available on iTunes.