Tommy Igoe has been at the forefront of drumset performance and education for the last 20 years. He started playing before the age of two and won every local and regional competition during his school years, during which he was also a member of the legendary Bayonne Bridgemen drum line where he played for 3 years.
At the age of 18, he embarked on his first global tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra which then led into a non-stop stream of gigs; playing and recording with Lauryn Hill, New York Voices, Dave Grusin, Stanley Jordan and Blood Sweat & Tears, countless commercials, TV and film scores and a permanent member of folk-rock legend Art Garfunkell’s band for 9 years.
As a solo artist, his debut CD New Ground was awarded numerous 5 star reviews and had the honor of being placed on several artist compilation discs including Vic Firth and Drum Workshop.
Tommy has released several of the worlds top selling drum books and DVDs, including Getting Started on Drums and Groove Essentials, the first comprehensive groove encyclopedia of its kind. Groove Essentials: The Play-Along, has become required course work at many major music programs and universities around the world. He also teaches privately in his personal studio in the New York/New Jersey area.
Currently, Tommy is the musical director of the Birdland Big Band, playing every Friday night at the world renowned Birdland jazz club in New York City, and he is also the principal drummer and associate conductor for the “The Lion King on Broadway”, where he also composed the drumset book. To see the latest news, gigs, video and more, visit TommyIgoe.com. Tommy is a proud endorser of Drum Workshop, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Evans Drumheads, Latin Percussion, Rhythm Tech and Hudson Music.