Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Tom Amend performs throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman. He has performed and recorded extensively with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band and is a two time Nocturne Artist in Residence Alumni. Tom was selected as a semifinalist for the American Jazz Pianist Competition in 2014 and 2015, and a finalist in concert in 2017 and received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. Through his association with UNC, Tom has performed with nationally recognized UNC Lab I, UNC Vanguard Combo, and Vocal Lab. As a member of these ensembles, he performed with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Julia Dollison, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, John Fedchock, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. Tom is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Northern Colorado and performs extensively as both a leader and a sideman.