Tom Haines is a UK-based composer, drummer and educator specialising in original Jazz composition, bespoke composition and sound design for dance, and music performance (drums, cajon, keyboards, melodica)

A multi-award-winning Jazz Composer / Arranger, Tom has won 31st Barga Jazz Composition Award for his work 'Cats Out the Bag' (2019), the 15th "Scrivere in Jazz" International Competition in Composition and Arrangement for Jazz Orchestra with his work 'A Tall Tale' (2018), the 4th Annual European Big Band Composer Competition with his work 'Elegantly Ella' (2017), the 28th Barga Jazz Composition Award for his work 'Yitzoid' (2015), the inaugural ‘Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranging Award’ (2014) for his work ‘Mystery Dog (Mr E Dog)’, whilst Whistleblower landed him the prestigious accolades of the ‘Duvel Jazz Award’ as well as the ‘Bose Audience Prize’ at the Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Composition Contest (2013).

Tom has also had works performed by Fukuda-Gumi (Japan), The El Camino College Jazz Orchestra (USA), The Pagsberg Big Band & The Vocals (Denmark), Barga Jazz Orchestra (Italy), The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (UK), Brussels Jazz Orchestra (Belgium), Walsall Jazz Orchestra (UK).

For dance Tom has previously been commissioned to compose bespoke scores and sound designs for The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, Ascension Dance, Coventry City of Culture 2021, Adam Rutherford Dance Company, MOTUS Dance Festival, InfuseDANCE, Highly Sprung Performance Co, BeingFrank Physical Theatre, 88 Media, Warwick Arts Centre, Boys Dancing and Yorkshire Dance.


He is a busy gigging drummer with 'The Jay Riley Quartet'

'The Chaser Quartet'

'The Tom Barnwell Trio'.