Thom Gossage, drummer, percussionist, composer currently lives in Montreal, Quebec Canada. He attended Vanier College where he studied classical percussion and drum set. He has studied with Peter Magadini, Ron Page, Chris McAnn, and at Drummers Collective in New York city.
Thom has performed in numerous jazz and improvised music settings. He has worked with Benoit Delbecq, Francois Houle, Wolter Weirbos, Ernst Gellerum, Steve Swell, Joel Miller with (Kurt Rosenwinkle, Ben Monder), Dave Binney, Christine Jensen, The Remi Bolduc Electric Group, Sound Clash, and John Labelle.
He has also been a dance accompanist for over twenty years. It is this association that led him to composition. His ongoing collaborations with acclaimed choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde have resulted in numerous scores, both recorded and performed live.
In 2002, Thom Gossage Other Voices received the prestigious OPUS award. For “best jazz concert of the year”. The group has released three c.d’s of his original compositions to critical acclaim.
Currently, he is involved in the creative music projects of, Thom Gossage Other Voices, Les Chemins de traverse (Isabelle Van Grimde) Follow Follow (Rainer Weins), Joel Miller and Mandala, Common Tread (Miles Perkin), The Eric Hove Trio, Catherine Potter and the Duniya Project who recently completed a successful I ndian and European tour.
Thom Gossage Other Voices Impulsi 2008
Miles Perkin The guessing game 2007
Joel Miller Tantramar 2007 Thom Gossage 5 2006
Miles Perkin Common Thread 2005
Ramachandra Borcar Steel and Glass 2005
Catherine Potter – Duniya Project The Duniya Project 2005
Follow Follow Follow Follow 2005
Ensembles en Pieces Jardin D’exile 2004
Phat Hed, Tom Walsh,Steve Swell 2003
Thom Gossage Other Voices The Now Beyond 2003
Noma ,Tom Walsh Diversion 2003
Joel Miller, Mandala Mandala 2003
Thom Gossage Other Voices Self Titled 2001
Thom Gossage Other Voices , Impulsi / 2008, 5 /2006, The Now Beyond / 2003, Other Voices / 2001
Perspectives Montreals, Van Grimde Corps Secrets, Montreal 2007
Les Chemins de Traverse III, IV, V, Van Grimde Corp secrets, Potsdam (with residency), Dresden, Greifswald, Germany, Rennes, France 2006 (with residency).
Vortex 3, original score for Van Grimde Corps Secrets performed at the Canada dance festival, Ottawa, 2006
Prelude to Vortex, electro acoustic work (created with Andrew Watson).Agora de la danse, Montreal, with Van Grimde Corps Secrets.
Les Chemins de Traverses 2005 Original score for Van Grimde Corps Secrets,
Performances:Amsterdam and Arnhem Holland, Montreal with the group Thom Gossage
Other Voices and dance company Van Grimde Corps Secrets,2005
Music for trio, Thom Gossage with Benoit Delbecq and Francois Houle 2005
Music for Ehru with quintet, performed with Shen Qi and Thom Gossage Other Voices Montreal Jazz Festival. 2004
Music for Dave Binney, with Thom Gossage Other Voices, Montreal Jazz festival, 2002
Music for Octet, composition for the Effendi Jazz Lab, entitled On the Bus 2002
2008 Delhi, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Mumbai , India, Paris, Dublin, Brussels, and London with Catherine Potter - Duniya project.
2007 SJU jazz festival, Utrecht Holland with Thom Gossage Other Voices
2007 Théâtre Outremont, Montréal with Catherine Potter – Duniya Project and special guests Subhankar Bannerjee and Hariprasad Chaurasia
2006 Canadian tour with Joel Miller’s Mandala
2005 Festival d’Arab with Catherine Potter and Simon Shaheen
2004 Extensive Canadian national tour with Thom Gossage Other Voices
Festival d’Arab with GNAWA musicians
Concerts with Joel Miller and guest Kurt Rosenwinkle
2003 Thom Gossage Other Voices at Theatre la Chapelle with guest composer Rainer Wiens
Festival de Jazz de Montreal; with Steve Swell and Tom Walsh
Convergence series with Walter Weirbos, Ernst Gellerum, and Tom Walsh.
2002 Thom Gossage Other Voices, Canadian tour over eight cities
2001 Lion D’or. The Joel Miller String Project
Theatre La Chapelle, with Ganaesh Anadan and Finger works