Tom Olsen began playing piano when he was 7 years old. By age 13 he was composing piano tunes and beginning his personal musical adventure. Winner of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, Tom also has a degree in Church Music composition. He is an accomplished accompaninst, conductor, musical director, composer, and performer. His style is said to contain elements of jazz, gospel, soul, r&b, classical, and new age. He currently performs solo jazz piano, and with various jazz ensembles in the Atlanta area. The music in this CD will soothe, relax, and calm you. It is perfect for meditation, makes great background music at a party, and helps you unwind after a hectic day. 'This CD was the perfect music for a romantic anniversary dinner.' 'This CD is so relaxing, is ought to be called Snooze Jazz' 'While much of the CD is worth listening to, the original compositions deserve a second listen. I think it would be great to hear an entire CD of original compositions.' 'This CD became my favorite solo piano CD the first time I heard it.' 'Just beautiful.' 'I love this CD. I listen to it often.' 'The samples on the website made me want to buy the CD.' 'I listened to some of the clips, and they touched my soul.' 'Very relaxing'