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About

Tom Stewart

I was born in Tampa, Florida in 1966.  As a kid I took piano lessons, then switched to guitar. After high school, I went to the University of Florida, then transferred to Boston's Berklee College of Music, where I studied jazz and concentrated on classical composition.  I graduated from Berklee, cum laude, in 1990.

 

After Berklee, I went to law school, graduating in 1993.  I first worked for Legal Services, serving the poor, then entered private practice as a trial attorney.  I was fortunate, however, to be able to return to my original passions: writing and playing jazz. I released my debut trio CD in 2006, "First Time Over." I released my second CD, entitled “Flyer,” in 2012.

 

Hopefully, the best is yet to come.  I am currently working on a finger style method for improvising single lines on the guitar.