Welcome to website of jazz bassist and educator Fumi Tomita

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site.  You can learn about me, my music, my teaching, and my research.  I am currently the  Assistant Professor of Jazz at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Clinic at the Jazz Education Network, January 7, 2021

Clinic @ Jazz Education Network

Jazz rhythm section 101

Great organization with lots of great clinics, presentations, and performances.  Enter promo code 'tomita' for a $10 discount on registration.

New album coming in August 2020

Fumi Tomita featuring David Detweiler

with Art Hirahara and Jimmy Macbride

Celebrating Bird: A tribute to Charlie Parker

Coming in August 2020 on Next Level Records!

Interviews from September 2020!

I was interviewed for a few podcasts:

Contrabass Conversations, episode 736, hosted by Jason Heath.
Great podcast by a great guy, check it out here

 OverHERE, the podcast by Outside In Music.
Thanks to Nick Finzer and Alan Blanchard, check it out here

New Album on Summit!


..and then they played...

April 2020 saw the release by a band I'm in called HGTS.  The album is "...and then they played..." and was released by Summit Records.  For more information, click "HGTS" under "Music" or just click here 

Upcoming Shows

Alas, all concerts are on hold during quarantine.