Tom Ibarra Group / Press Kit 2019

3 bio 1999 Born under the sun of Hyères-Les-Palmiers, Tom Ibarra inherited his passion for guitar from his grandfather. Which amongst many other skills, taught him how to play blues and jazz. He began composing when he was 11 years old. 2013 and 2014 1st prize Young Talents SACEM - Jazz Festival Musette des Puces de Saint-Ouen. 2015 Didier Lockwood, Sylvain Luc, Lionel Suarez and Lemmy Constantine invite Tom to share the stage during the closing performance of the Jazz Musette festival at Puces de Saint-Ouen. Endorsed by Ibanez Guitars France. Special Judges Prize, SACEM Spring Festival Jazz at Lighthouse (Île de Ré). Release of his first album “15”. 2016 With a bachelor’s degree in his pocket, Tom joined the CMDL (Music Center Didier Lokwood). "Tutu" and "Blast" with Marcus Miller at the Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival. Creation and representation of JazzIndia including 4 musical pieces mixing jazz and traditional Indian râga for the Detours de Babel (Grenoble). Endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and DV Mark International amplifiers Young Hope Award: Action Jazz (Bordeaux 2017 1st prize at the springboard of the Des Rives et des Notes festival (Oloron-Sainte-Marie). 1st prize of the prestigious LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award (London). 1st performance at the “Jazz in Marciac” festival 2018 Release of his second album: SPARKLING, unanimously supported by SACEM and the judges. SPARKLING ranks among the Jazz Magazine revelations for the month of March 2018 and opens to Tom the doors of TSF Jazz Radio, Europe 1, France Music, FIP, France 3, France 24 ... 1st European tour of 30 dates, including Cheltenham UK, Leopolis Lviv Ukraine, Kongsberg Norway, Umbria Italy, JazzOpen Stuttgart, Nice Jazz Festival, Jazzaldia San Sebastian... © Photo Thierry Dubuc