Although the original plan was to be a New York Yankee, Tom Papadatos started playing drums in his sophomore year at Pascack Valley High School after being cut from the varsity baseball team. While in high school, he performed in the concert band, jazz band and marching band which inspired him to continue his music studies at Berklee College of Music. While there, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Performance. Tom has studied with Jazz greats Joe Morello, Sal Larocca, Tommy Igoe & Alan Dawson. Additionally he has studied with Matt Johnson (drummer for Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, and Josh Kelly), Freddy Gruber & Dom Famularo.

He has been performing as a free-lance musician in the New York area for the last 15 years and has also toured extensively throughout the United States, Asia and Europe with various pop, rock, classical crossover and jazz artists and modern dance companies.

Performance Credits

* Touring Europe and the United States as a member of the Popa Chubby
* Founding member of alternative rock band edibleRed
> currently signed to Select Records
> music featured on The Learning Channel,The Discovery Channel,
Oxygen Network,MTV2,MTV Latino,XM1 Radio,Spike and
> debut CD, Welcome to my bad behavior, distributed by ADA available
in all major retail CD chains

* Currently performing with
> Guitar virtuoso Jason Green and the Labor of Love
> Blues Music Award Nominees Gina Sicilia and Dave Gross
> Harmonica master Dennis Gruenling
> Guitar Center’s King of Blues Award Winner Spiros Soukis
> Singer songwriter Jennifer Richman
* In 2006-2007, toured Indonesia, Singapore and China with blues
guitarist Hugh Pool
* Recorded with Jazz Greats John Patitucci and Gil Goldstein on cellist
Dave Eggar's recent release
* Played percussion on Grammy-nominated David Chesky release, Area 31

Other performance credits include:

* Sasha Lazard (Virgin Records)
* Blues Great Arthur Neilson
* Blues Guitarist Big Ed Sullivan
* Lucia Micarelli, known for her work as Josh Groban’s Musical Director
* Jazz Guitarist BD Lenz
* Violinist Meg Okura of the Pan-Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble, known for
her work with David Bowie and Michael Brecker
* Perks Dance Music Theatre
* Attack Theatre, creators of the Broadway show "squonk"
* Dina Fani of the Tran Siberian Orchestra
* Japanese Modern Dance Company Nibroll

Other Accomplishments

* Featured artist/ educator from 2002 – 2008 for Lincoln Center's Meet the
Artist Series "Hooked on Classics and the “Meet the Artist" programs
which introduces children to classical and jazz music by performing
interactive educational concerts for children around the country
* Drummer/artist in residence in many art centers throughout America
including The John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts in Wisconsin, Quad
City Arts Presenters in Illinois & Iowa, the Center for Contemporary Art in
St. Louis,The New OrleansCenter for the Arts, the Virginia Beach Center
for the arts and The Peter Britt Festival in Medford, Oregon
* Worked with Producer BRAD ALBETTA on various recordings, known for
for his work with Freddy Johnston, Martha Wainwright, and Rufus
* Played on PEACE, a Phil Mann recording produced by famed Steely Dan
Producer Gary Katz