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.
Celebrating Bird concert, October 6, 2021
My faculty recital at UMass Amherst on Wednesday October 6 was live-streamed and available on the video page. With Jeff Holmes (drums), Thomas Giampietro (drums) and special guest David Detweiler (tenor saxophone)
October 2021 gigs
It's been a busy couple of months and there have been lots of nice gigs this summer, including a Jazz in July outdoor concert on July 30th and a pair of concerts at the Amherst Historical Society in August.
This month I have a number of shows that I am excited to tell you about. First off is a pair of shows on Thursday Sept. 30 at New City Brewery in Easthampton, MA 6-8pm and then Friday Oct. 1 at Pulaski Park in Northampton, MA as part of the Northampton Jazz Festival. Both are with Jon Fischer on drums and Evan Martzen on saxophone and clarinet. We'll be joined on Oct. 1 by guitarist Matt Munisteri.
The following week, tenor saxophonist David Detweiler will join me from Florida State University for my faculty recital on Wed. October 6 at Bezanson Recital Hall at UMass Amherst in Amherst, MA at 7:30pm and we'll perform material from our 2020 release, Celebrating Bird: The music of Charlie Parker. We will joined by my colleagues Jeff Holmes on piano and Thomas Giampietro on drums. This concert will be streamed live on Youtube and can be accessed from this page. Afterwards, David and I travel to Rochester, NY where we will perform at the College Music Society National Conference on Friday October 8 at 11am where we will play excerpts from the album duo.
University of Northern Iowa Bass Jamboree
The Shape of Bass to Come: ISB Presentation with Dr. Robert Sabin on June 10th at 2pm
International Society of Bassists Virtual Conference happens June 8-12. I'm presenting with Dr. Robert Sabin and my portion features analysis of Haden's performance on "Ramblin'". Once registered our video is available for viewing. The question and answer session happens on Thursday June 10 at 2pm.
Click on the picture below for more information. Click HERE for my other work on Charlie Haden.