Festival International et Académie

Tom Reynolds


Growing up in Chicago, and then moving to Nashville after his university days, Tom Reynolds had the fortune of performing with fabulous musicians during the 1990’s before beginning his career as a professor teaching religion and theology.

He worked as music director and toured with Grammy-winning jazz vocal group, “Take Six”, which included an HBO House of Blues special and appearances on The Tonight Show and The Today Show.  He also toured extensively as music director for Engelbert Humperdinck.  In addition, he performed and toured with country artists like Shania Twain, as well as with R&B artists Max Carl (from “38 Special”) and Glen Frey (from the “Eagles”). On the jazz front, while in Nashville, Tom performed with artists like Jeff Coffin and Bela Fleck, among others. Now that he lives in Toronto, Tom has worked with local musicians in the studio and occasionally in jazz clubs around town, active since 2009 as pianist at St. Andrew’s United Church.

By day, he teaches theology as an Associate Professor at Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto. He is especially interested in interreligious dialogue and disability studies, both of which in different ways express his lifelong passion for building bridges between people.


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