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Tom Pulford is a woodwind player from Adelaide, South Australia.


Pulford moved from his home town of Clare, South Australia to Adelaide in 1995 to commence studies in jazz performance at the Elder Conservatorium. Tom studied under the tutelage of Bob Jeffery and Mike Stewart, and since graduating in 1999 has been an active member of the Adelaide Jazz scene.

As well as working as an itinerant saxophonist with established bands and musicians including The Boss Quintet, Marlene Richards, Laura Anderson, Andy Seymour and Etypejazz. Tom has also been a permanent installation in several bands in Adelaide, namely The Adelaide Sax Pack, The Fred Neeson Jazz Explosion, Marmalade Circus, Isotope, Mike Stewart Big Band, Bottleneck and under his own name as The Tom Pulford Quintet.

In 2001, Tom worked as a musician on the cruise ship Pacific Sky, and since returning he has branched out instrumentally, playing bass in Martini Orchestra and performing original works as a singer/songwriter. In 2002, Tom was a semi-finalist in the Barossa Winemakers' Jazz Scholarship which was won by fellow musician David McEvoy. Since then Tom has been composing, performing and tutoring in saxophone.