Tom MacNiven

Tom MacNiven was born in Glasgow in 1974 and began playing music with the 118th Glasgow company of the Boys’ Brigade. The winner of the Scottish final of the Royal Sun Alliance Young Jazz Musician of the Year title in 1997, Tom recorded his Guess What? album with saxophonist Bobby Wellins as special guest the same year. Tom has featured on Paul Towndrow’s Six by Six, and as a much in-demand session player has recorded with a variety of other musicians including The Pastels, Silicone Soul, Figure 5, Sharleen Spiteri, The Pearl Fishers and The Fred Quimby Quartet. He has toured with Hue & Cry, Tam White, Boz Burrell and Paul Towndrow’s sextet and when not playing trumpet enjoys playing guitar and lap steel guitar.