Born in Laguna Beach, California to a musical family, Tommy is the son
of a jazz guitarist who is a long-time devotee of the music of Django
Reinhardt. In 2002 he decided to devote his studies exclusively to the Gypsy Jazz "Manouche" style. Since then he has expanded his genre to include influences of Romania and Hungary as well as Yugoslavian and Russian folk music.
Tommy has performed with acknowledged luminaries of the genre: Angelo Debarre, Andreas Oberg, Florin Niculescu, Tcha Limberger, Lolo Meier, Ludovic Beier and Stephane Wrembel. In 2005 he toured California with David Grisman and Robin Nolan on Amoeba Music's Gypsy Caravan Tour. Most recently he opened for Grammy award winner Rickie Lee Jones at Largo and appeared with the Canadian platnium selling group The Lost Fingers. Tommy resides in Los Angeles and currently performs with his Jazz Manouche Quartet.
East Bay native Chris Bastian has been holding it down for ten years. After studying with Jeff Neighbor in Berkeley he attended UCLA, where he studied jazz with Roberto Miranda and Kenny Burrell. After earning a degree in Philosophy, he decided to pursue music professionally. Consistently praised for his tone and feel, Chris is an up and coming young bassist quickly establishing himself in the local scene.