Tom has been a mainstay in the Central Ohio music scene for 35 years. He co-led the jazz trio, Organic Chemistry, with Hank Marr starting in 1979. That friendship and collaboration continued for over 25 until Hank’s passing.
He has held long term engagements over the years at such venues as Lindey’s, Rigsby’s, and The Crazy Horse Saloon. He performs regularly with violinist Andy Carlson at Barcelona Restaurant and is in his seventh year of playing solo guitar every Wednesday at The Granville Inn in Granville, Ohio.
He has also performed with: Gene Bertoncini; Jack Wilkins; Marvin Stamm; Howard Alden; Eddie Daniels; Jimmy Heath; Frank Foster; and Bucky Pizzarrelli, just to mention a few. He plays solo guitar and co-leads the following groups: Tom Carroll/Andy Carlson Duo; SpeakEasy (5-piece gypsy jazz group co-led with Andy Carlson); Organic Chemistry; and The Recliners (roots rock/rockabilly trio).
He teaches at Denison University where he is a guitar instructor and Coordinator of Jazz.
As an affiliate artist with the Jazz Arts Group, Tom maintains a full schedule of performances at clubs, festivals, private and corporate events.