Cellist and composer Tom Kersey has earned a reputation as a strikingly versatile and passionate musician. A staple of Tampa Bay's diverse music scene, Tom performs with a variety of ensembles in styles ranging from jazz, rock and avant-garde to classical, Celtic and Latin music.
Tom's band KELP performs original compositions and improvisations influenced by experimental jazz, classical music, and progressive rock. Currently, Tom also performs with the Florida Björkestra, Latin fusion ensemble House of Leros, Celtic band Tarbolton, and often collaborates with other Tampa Bay area musicians.
Tom has composed and arranged music for orchestra, string quartet and other classical chamber ensembles, rock band, jazz combos, solo cello, percussion ensemble, electronic media and more, and has had compositions performed by the Florida Orchestra and at Symphony Space in New York. Tom has also performed at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, and at the Florida Music Festival.
Mr. Kersey's professional experience includes performances and recording sessions in a wide variety of styles Including classical, jazz, rock, orchestral and chamber music, avant-garde, jazz fusion, free improvisation, Celtic, Latin, pop, and folk music.
Tom has been teaching music to students of all ages and abilities for over ten years and offers private lessons at his home in Tampa's historic neighborhood Seminole Heights. His main focus is cello, guitar and composition, and he has also taught bass, violin, viola and piano.