Since the age of 5, I started to play piano by ear. Everything I heard on TV, Radio, Theater Shows I tried to “catch” by ear. At the age of 6, I already could play around 35 songs(melodies) by heart. As time went by, I became interested in jazz music and the internet was just in the beginning, so there was no YouTube, no Spotify, and jazz education materials were not very accessible. But I had a great jazz piano teacher who gave me a cassette tape with the songs by Kenny Barron, Michel Camilo, Chick Corea and fell in love with all of them. Kenny belongs to my top 3 the most favorite jazz pianists, so you’ll find a bunch of transcriptions of his solos in my store. During my studies at the jazz conservatory and music academy, I have been to many jazz workshops with the greatest jazz heroes like Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Aaron Parks, Dave Kikoski, and Dado Moroni, but jazz requires a study for a lifetime and that’s why I started to transcribe jazz piano solos. Like in the old times. Everything is learned by ear. Music sheets are used just as a guideline.
I love Latin Jazz…
What others say about me
Tomas is not only exceptionally skilled piano player with a desire of constant improvement, but he’s also an accomplished professional offstage. Having Tomas on board when touring always worked for me as a guarantee everything would go smoothly.Danyhella, Booking & Tour Manager
I consider Tomas Jochmann to be one of the very best jazz pianists working in the Czech Republic today. He is extremely fluent in the bebop and post bop idiom, and is both a great soloist and a highly sensitive accompanist, so it is always a pleasure to play with him. I have also worked with him in his capacity as a sound engineer, a job which he performs with the same degree of excellence as his piano work. It comes as no surprise to me that his various skills are sought after in so many different musical areas and genres, because he is a really fantastic musician.Osian Roberts, Jazz saxophone player from Cardiff
Tomas is truly an amazing talent and visionary artist. His skills in arranging and composition made him The real genius of our tours throughout Europe. His touch and his taste are unique and lyrical. He is one of the few pianists that I have felt comfortable taking the reins and allowing me to focus on vocal performance. Tomas is a genuine friend and a fabulous musician.Justin Echols, Jazz vocalist and pianist from Oklahoma, USA
In 2015 I toured the Czech Republic and Slovakia playing jazz clubs and festivals. Tomas played piano in my band. Every gig was a pleasure in large part due to the supportive and very musical accompaniment coming from the piano. Tomas’comping made soloing a joy. His solos were inventive and interesting. I would unreservedly recommend him to anyone needing a first class keyboard player.Ian Ritchie, Saxophonist, producer, composer and member of the Roger Waters touring band since 2005