Tom Castonzo a Chicago native and Berklee College of Music alumnus, has worked as a studio musician and arranger in Chicago and most recently has
performed with The Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Tom has also toured and recorded with several blues and jazz artists including Ellis Hall, The Bill Lupkin Band, Willie"Big Eyes" Smith (Muddy Waters), Fenton Robinson, Big Time Sarah, Tim Mulvenna, Ken Vandermark, Ted Sirota, George Floudas,
Richie Corpolongo, Tommy Coster Jr.,and Lefty Diz.
Tom has performed at the legendary Chicago jazz club The Green Mill, The Checkerboard Lounge, Buddy Guy’s Legends, Green Dolphin Street, Chicago’s Grant Park Starlight Music Series, The Chicago Cultural Center, The United Center, The Benson & Hedges Blues Festival, The Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Festival, The Fort Wayne Blues & Soul Food Bash, The Embassy Theater, The Arts United Center, Fort Wayne Rib Fest, Three Rivers Festival and more.
Experience & Education
Guitarist for Fort Wayne Philharmonic OrchestraOctober 2010 to Present (about 8 years)
Guitarist for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.
Guitarist for Bill Lupkin BandMarch 2009 to Present (over 9 years)
Recording and touring with blues harp player and Blue Bella recording artist Bill Lupkin.
Studio Musician for Brad MusicMay 2005 to July 2006 (about a year)
Worked as a session guitarist for Brad Music's Chicago studio
Studio Musician & Arranger for Chameleon MusicMay 2004 to February 2006 (about a year and a half)
Worked as a session guitarist and arranger for Chameleon Music, in Chicago, IL