"Nazziola is doing astonishing compositional work...
His talent is rare. His contribution indispensable."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"In its depictions of the glories of the seasons, as well as its transience,
Nazziola's 'Another Spring' is a work of delicate transparency...
chromatically complex, but haunting and evocative."
- William Randall Beard, Special to the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
"From Here to There...a piece for percussion that is musically interesting and
intelligently written...and yet totally accessible for the audience."
- Morris Lang, Former percussionist New York Philharmonic
Excellent and well orchestrated…..certainly a most impressive score."
- Samuel Adler (regarding Night Unfolding)
A collection of works that reflect both outward curiosity and internal exploration. Nazziola also explores his own memories and experiences, especially in the Rochester Suite — where he spent formative college years. Whether far away in years or location, the distant places referenced here shaped the composer’s unique perspective and compositional voice.
From Here To There:
"From Here To There" is a collection of orchestral and choral pieces featuring a selection of Tom Nazziola's most compelling recordings. This debut work dances through Nazziola’s eclectic past, showcasing years spent in the worlds of classical, jazz, and ethnic music. He pulls from a wide palette of orchestral flavors—including a solo piano, woodwind trio, jazz ensemble, and vocal choir—to take you on a romantic, suspenseful, and adventurous journey that will only leave you begging for more.
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Batik is an exciting, new chamber ensemble founded by Barry Hartglass and Tom Nazziola in 2008. The quintet, based in New York City, can be described as an amalgam of jazz, classical, funk and ethnic music (particularly Middle Eastern and Indian) with an emphasis on group composition. Nazziola explores his role as both percussionist and composer in Batik’s magical debut album, “Vudu”. Ensemble members include: John Roggie, Dave Anthony, Tim Ouimette, Barry Hartglass and Tom Nazziola.
"Batik amazes us with a brilliant ability to mix genres and cultures, using the past to inform the present. This new and exciting band plays music encompassing many different styles, grooves and timbres in a new way-- but as if they were already established! The band is relaxed, confident and forward looking. GREAT!!!"
- Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock, Tony Bennett, Chet Baker, Vince Guaraldi, Christian McBride)
"Batik is electric Miles Davis meets Weather Report, a synergistic blend of soul and feel good music!......5 Stars!"
- Marshall McDonald (The Count Basie Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton)
“Vudu is fantastic. There is such creativity and depth of musicianship throughout this entire CD. The tunes are beautiful, the solos are outstanding, and the recording and mixing seem to have been done with great sensitivity. Well done!”
- Adam Glaser, The Juilliard School.
To learn more about Batik and to purchase CDs visit: www.batikjazz.com
Disney’s Baby Einstein:
Tom Nazziola has been a driving force behind Disney’s Baby Einstein series since 1999 with over 35 DVD/CD credits to his name. His keyboard performances have been heard by millions of families on award-winning titles such as Baby Beethoven, Baby Vivaldi, and Baby Galileo among others. Baby Einstein’s products are best known for introducing young children to the world of classical music.
Awards for Baby Einstein products which feature Tom Nazziola as performer include:
Dr. Toy Best Products Winner:
National Parenting Center “Seal of Approval Award”
Parents Choice Award:
To learn more about Disney’s Baby Einstein and to purchase CDs visit: www.babyeinstein.com
Music My Pet:
Produced, performed and orchestrated by Tom Nazziola
Music My Pet, created by Tom Nazziola, is a ground-breaking concept of newly-performed classical music specifically designed to calm pets! After close to three years of research and testing, Nazziola released Music My Pet’s first CD “Classic Cuts”, featuring a palette of some of the best classical composers in music history (Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and others). Studies have shown that pets respond favorably to classical music under stress-inducing situations and often slip into a very serene and peaceful state of mind after only a few minutes of listening. Tom has researched animal behavior and re-orchestrated popular classical music using the sounds, chords and harmonies that soothe common household pets. Classic Cuts has been sold in Petco stores as well as Borders. It is currently carried in select Walmart stores and several pet boutiques throughout the world.
"I rescue and foster cats from my area and have found that the CD helps enormously to relax these rescues and help get them ready for adoption, - they love it and I love it!"
“A mutual friend of ours just gave me your CD Music My Pet for my dog Isabella. I love it - it’s really beautiful and soothing (for both of us!) I will be buying copies for all of Isabella's doggie friends this Christmas :-) Great work!”
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Baby Culture :
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As Composer and Performer
Acid Jazz (Apple Trax)
Alicia DiGiovanni – Songbird of Spirit (Independent release)*
*Produced and orchestrated by Tom Nazziola
As Performer on the following Baby Einstein DVDs (Disney):
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