He is a saxophonist and flautist who was born Tom Mitchell to a musical family and grew up in the American Midwest.
He began to play the saxophone after a visit to New Orleans and took a particular interest in Creole music and at the same time he attended the University of Miami School of Music.
Performing with many bands from Haiti after he moved to New York, he became a touring and recording member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band in 1994, starting with the Fruitcakes Tour. He has appeared on 15 of Jimmy Buffett’s albums including Barometer Soup, Banana Wind, Far Side of the World and Meet Me in Margaritaville.
On the musical education side of things he has held a workshop at the River Music Experience.
He has also performed and arranged for the EAS Band.
He performs saxophone here in the Jimmy Buffett Tribute “Adventures in Parrotdice”…