A Filament House Concert: New Orleans Pianist Tom McDermott
Tom McDermott Returns to Filament!
Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. A native of St. Louis, he found his way to the Crescent City permanently in 1984 via a gig at the World’s Fair. He has been a member of the legendary Dukes of Dixieland and was a co-founder of the modern brass band The New Orleans Nightcrawlers. He has written for the theatre (the Obie Award-winning Off-Broadway show Nita And Zita), appeared in roles in the movies and TV (He Said She Said and the HBO series Treme), and had his music appear frequently on NPR, including the New Year’s Eve show “Toast of the Nation”. Tom is also known for his eclecticism, and his influences and repertoire range from the mid-19th century composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk to Duke Ellington to The Beatles to Brazilian music to the funky modern New Orleans piano of today.