Tom Kubis

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Tom Kubis
Background information
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresJazz, big band
Occupation(s)Musician, arranger, composer
InstrumentsSaxophone, flute, piano

Tom Kubis is an American jazz musician and arranger.

A native of Los Angeles, Kubis started a big band to play his arrangements. He has also written arrangements for Bill Watrous and the BBC Radio Big Band.[1]

He studied 20th century composition at Long Beach State University and worked in television with Steve Allen, Helen Reddy, Jackie Gleason, and Bob Newhart. During the 1960s, he played flute and saxophone with Louie Bellson, Pete Christlieb, Frank Rosolino, Arturo Sandoval, Jack Sheldon, and Bill Watrous.

His arrangements were featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C in a presentation written by Cy Coleman and Alan and Marilyn Bergman. In 1993, Kubis conducted his arrangements with Jack Sheldon at Carnegie Hall. His arrangements have been performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the Berkeley Jazz Festival. His big band performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.


As leader[edit]

  • Slightly Off the Ground, (Sea Breeze, 1991)
  • At Last, (Cexton, 1995)
  • It's Not Just for Christsmas Anymore (Cexton, 1995)
  • Fast Cars, Fascinating Women, (Sea Breeze, 1996)
  • Keep Swingin' , (Sea Breeze, 1997)
  • You Just Can't Have Enough Christmas, (Cexton, 1997)
  • A Jazz Musician's Christmas, (Sea Breeze Jazz, 2002)
  • Live & Unleashed (CD Baby, 2013)

As sideman[edit]

  • Reunion, Charles Rutherford Big Band
  • Space Available, Bill Watrous Big Band (Double-Time)
  • With a Lot of Help from My Friends, George Graham Big Band (Sea Breeze)
  • A Perfect Match, Bohuslan Big Band (Real)
  • Silverware, Dimitri Pagalidis (Mark 56)
  • Another Place Setting, Dimitri Pagalidis (Mark 56)


  1. ^ "Tom Kubis". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 May 2017.

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