Tom Rainey

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Tom Rainey
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Drummer Tom Rainey performing Faux Faux at The Cinema in West Philadelphia on 30 July 2006
Background information
Born 1957
Santa Barbara, California United States
Genres Jazz, Avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1980s - present
Tom Rainey, Moers Festival 2012

Thomas "Tom" Rainey (born 1957, Santa Barbara,[1] California) is an American drummer.

After attending Berklee College of Music he moved to New York in 1979.[1] He has played with American jazz saxophonist and composer Tim Berne,[2] and also with Nels Cline, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Tom Varner, Drew Gress, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, and Simon Nabatov. A prolific session musician, he has appeared on close to eighty recordings over a career spanning over 25 years.

He released his own first album, Pool School (Clean Feed), in 2010.[3]


As leader[edit]

As co-leader[edit]

With Simon Nabatov & Nils Wogram

  • Nawora (Leo Records, 2012)

With Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis & Ingrid Laubrock

  • LARK (Skirl, 2013)

With Ingrid Laubrock

  • And Other Desert Towns (Relative Pitch, 2014)

As sideman[edit]

With Tim Berne

With Kris Davis

With Mark Feldman

With Ingrid Laubrock

With Liam Noble

  • Romance Among the Fishes (Basho, 2004)

With David Torn

With Tom Varner

With Roseanna Vitro


  1. ^ a b Lynch, Dave. "Tom Rainey: biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  2. ^ Fitzell, Sean Patrick (2004-02-23). "Drummer Tom Rainey". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Tom Rainey Trio - Pool School (Clean Feed)". All About Jazz. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

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