Tom Blancarte plays upright bass, electric bass and euphonium and earned his Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from the University of North Texas in 2002.
For over a decade, Tom has contributed a vivid pallet of dark frequencies to New York’s creative music scene, both as a freelance performer as well as a member of bands such as the electro-acoustic jazz ensemble the Peter Evans Quintet, the banjo-shred power trio Seabrook Power Plant, the duo Sparks with trumpet phenomenon Peter Evans, and eerie post-apocalyptic duo with wife Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen (The Home of Easy Credit), improv doom tuba trio The Gate and new Danish post-punk improv quartet Sweet Banditry.
He has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America, playing venues that range from dingy squatted basements to international festivals. He grew up in the United States and has lived in big cities like Austin and New York. Now he lives in Toftlund, but still spends much time in New York City with his wife and their daughter.