Tommy’s Story

Tommy Carroll is a Chicago-based drummer, producer and composer with an ability to imbue music with emotional depth and improvisational dexterity. An in demand drummer for rappers, songwriters and experimental rock artists alike, Tommy leads his own jazz fusion group that has showcased at venues and galleries across the city. His 2018 album, Calculated Discomfort, sets cosmic jazz to the arc of personal growth and self-realization. His previously released album Not Amazing addresses his experiences as a blind adult.

As an artist who has been totally blind since age 2, Tommy strives to create the soundtrack to a more inclusive world. A lifetime of developing creative problem-solving skills to circumvent physical barriers has taught Tommy to draw on a kaleidoscopic array of stylistic influences when playing and composing music.


More About Tommy


Interview with Tony Hawk

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“Not Amazing” on Bandcamp

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Visit Tommy’s Website

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