Tom Wherrett

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Dates of Residence: 
Oct 12, 2015 to Oct 23, 2015

Tom Wherrett is a composer, guitarist and ex-pat, based in Vancouver, BC. Despite no longer living in the U.S.A., he always maintains a kiss of mid-western sensibility, including during his studies with leading jazz musicians and composers in NYC, San Francisco, and Vancouver. As a founding member of musician/artist run performance space Merge, he maintains an active role in performing and presenting creative music. As a composer, he most often writes for small groups including his own - Sun Killer and ElkHorn ensembles. His music has been described as Expansive and Anything but anodyne. He is also a member of the Galaxy Rising Star award winning band Very Good, and was the composer in residence at the Lower Bottom Gallery in Oakland, California.