Tommy Igoe, born Thomas Robert Igoe on November 18, 1964 in New Jersey, is an American jazz drummer, author and educator.
Igoe has had a long career as an in-demand studio musician, touring drummer and bandleader. He currently runs two of the country’s most popular music residencies, one in San Francisco, the other in New York and has a fan base that spans the world. He began drumming at the age of 2, started classical piano at 10 and has gone on to craft a unique and diverse career rooted in performance and education, traveling the world as a sideman with top-shelf Pop and Jazz artists while simultaneously conducting clinics and masterclasses at the world’s most prestigious institutions of education. In 1997, Tommy wrote the drum set book for Disney’s epic Broadway production of the “The Lion King” where he served as principal drummer and associate conductor.
His most newest project is the Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy, a 14-piece supergroup from the San Francisco—featuring members of Santana, Tower of Power, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs and Steely Dan— that has quickly become an integral part of the San Francisco cultural landscape. The TIGC plans to travel the country and globally in 2015. He is the President of Deep Rhythm Music, his recording studio, publishing arm and record label. As an author, Tommy has created three of the best-selling music education titles of the last 10 years including his Groove Essentials series and Great Hands For A Lifetime.
Tommy Igoe is the son of legendary drummer / educator, Sonny Igoe.