Thomas 'Tommy Tornado' Streutgers is perhaps the youngest saxophone star in
A saxophone player who is so closely connected with his instrument that -
during the 28 years he is old - he has blown more air through his mouthpiece
than he has exhaled normally !
In 1997, Tommy Tornado won the Big Boss Jazz Award at just 17 years old and
ever since then his star is rising
With several bands he tours music stages throughout Europe.
He plays in the ska / rocksteady / reggae formation Rude Rich & the
Highnotes with which he toured and made records with legendary Jamaican
artists such as Rico Rodiguez, Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, Dennis Alcapone, The Heptones,
Ernest Ranglin, Winston Francis and U-Brown.
Recently he brought over one of his biggest hero's 'King of the Honkers'
Big Jay McNeeley to Europe, who he invited to play with his jumpjazz
This resulted in much talked-about performances such as during the
Haarlem Jazzfestival and on the television show Vrije Geluiden (VPRO).
Currently, Tommy Tornado is playing with 4 different bands, including
JZZZZZP, Rude Rich & The Highnotes, The Soulsnatchers and The Busquito's.
And now, finally, he has released his long- awaited solo record "Sunrise" on
which Tommy is assisted by members of The Highnotes with guest performances
of a.o. Rico Rodriguez, Ernest Ranglin and Winston Francis.
It is a record with mainly reggae sounds on which Tommy proves that he is
not only a great performing artist but also an excellent songwriter.
This coming year Tommy Tornado will present his solo album to the audience
on several stages and festivals in Europe. He will be accompanied by The
It promises to be a series of exciting shows in which Tommy Tornado's
tropical sounds will warm up the cool European night air!
A must-see for every reggae lover !!!