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About Tom Willner

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BIO

Tom Willner is a pianist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist who does film and video scoring and musical theater. His styles include rock, pop, blues, jazz, reggae, gospel, and country, prompting Blaiserblog.com to describe him this way: "If Dave Brubeck drove Billy Joel's daughter Alexa to her summer piano internship at Faith Deliverance Christian Church in Atlanta, their only route would go right up Tom's alley."

Tom has performed for popular Atlanta radio stations 99x (WNNX) and Album 88 (WRAS), was a featured story on television on TBS Superstation's Interact Atlanta, and performed for a crowd of thousands on the Mall in Washington, DC in front of the U.S. Capitol. He released his CD "Rescue Me" to a sold out crowd at the famous Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA. His musical entitled "Turning Thirty" (turningthirty.org) features seventeen original songs about his experience overcoming cancer. Performances of his musical have raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society and other charities. His EP "Relay for Life Songs," including the popular song "Every Candle Has A Name," in support of the Society's signature fundraising event has made Tom a household name across the country on the Relay circuit. His sixth and latest CD called "All Fruits Ripe" caught the attention of CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, NBC 11 Alive Morning News in Atlanta, and KHQ 6 Local News in Spokane, and its title track inspired fans in the Northwest to create the "All Fruits Ripe Martini" in its honor.

In addition to Tom's albums and his musical, he has created jingles used in regular rotation on WMAZ TV Channel 13 in Macon, Ga and Atlanta radio station 99X. He has scored and licensed music with Pixorium for numerous promotional videos for various organizations; wrote, performed, and recorded original songs for two American Cancer Society videos; and created the original score for the Independent Film "Black Men Can Swim" from Eagle Mount Productions and Hari Films. He has several original songs published with The Music Library, and was hired by Fleishman-Hillard for a public relations campaign to write and record five original songs of varying styles inspired by children's poetry and art.


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PRESS

"Seeing things differently is the guiding principle behind 'Turning Thirty,' which attempts to do for cancer what the Tony Award-winning musicals 'Next to Normal' and 'Rent' did for bipolar disorder and people living with HIV, respectively. Set it to music... Similarly, Willner's score packs emotional wallops along with punch lines." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution of "Turning Thirty, The Musical"

"Tom's diverse stylistic talents truly shine on this album. The industry needs more music like his." - Award Winning Mastering Engineer Earle Holder of album "Rescue Me"

"An inescapable resemblance to some of James Taylor's best work, displaying the same sprightly mix of sweetness, smarts and irresistible melodic hooks."Atlanta Journal-Constitution of album "Greener" with band "Screen Door"


SAMPLE MUSIC

Reggae

    All Fruits Ripe
    If Women Ruled The World

Jazz

    It Would Be Nice To Know
    Just You And Me (instrumental)

Blues

    Rescue Me
    Tom's Boogie (Instrumental)

Rock

    You Are My Storm
    Retroactive

Gospel/Inspirational

    Sing It Out
    Every Candle Has A Name

Musical Theater

    We Will Face This Foe
    Life Is Good Finale

SAMPLE VIDEO

Musical Theater, Film and Video Scoring,
Commissioned Songs, Jingles


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