Thomas Kozumplik (US), percussionist, is a virtuoso performer who appears in a variety of musical settings. In addition to his work with Clogs, he primarily writes, records and performs with the New York Percussion Duo, Loop 2.4.3. Thom's music has been described as "transportive..." (The Boston Phoenix), "mesmerizing...taut compositions with a stunning improvisational sense" (Time Out Chicago), and as both "action adventures and reveries... all sound[ing] like part of a well-thought-out tradition, only the tradition has never existed until now." (Fresh Air - NPR)

Recent performances include collaborations with indie-folk artist Emily Hope Price, Cuban jazz star Dafnis Prieto, and the All-Star jazz group, the Legacy Percussion Orchestra, with whom he will appear as a soloist and composer this winter at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Thom has given percussion and composition performance/lectures at Cornell University, Ithaca College, Slippery Rock University, and many others.

His main teachers were Robert Hohner and Robert van Sice, and his ancestors include famous Czech folk musicians and American hillbillies.

:: More about Thom at Loop243.com