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Tom B. Ralls

Trombone Faculty

Tom Ralls is a trombonist, arranger, composer, and music coach (educator) with more than 20 years of musical trajectory. Tom has recorded and played with artist like Macy Gray, Tito Jackson, Weapon of Choice, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ray Charles, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Clayton Hamilton jazz orchestra, Ziggy Marley, and many others.

Between 1980 - 2018, Tom has had appearances on David Letterman, Konan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, Ellen D, The Grammys, The Jacksons Dynasty, Arsenio Hall, Top of the Pops, Soul Train, and others. 

Tom has been part of the SMYO, Opus 3, Opus 5 and PS1 team as an improvisation and brass coach, also arranging and composing for the group's. 

Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (310)985-3439