Current Projects


The Rebecca Kilgore Trio

with Randy Porter and Tom Wakeling

"Ms. Kilgore infuses everything she performs with a sense of lighthearted
- the New York Times



West by Northwest

with Jason Carder, Angelo Versace, Tom Wakeling, & Dom Moio



West by Northwest brings together four highly acclaimed artists who have performed worldwide with a who’s who of jazz.  The band's live performances embrace jazz’ past, present, and future, with a great chemistry and an adventurous, hard-swinging style.

Trumpet master Jason Carder (Yanni, Maria Schneider, Ray Charles, Woody Herman); Tucson, AZ pianist Angelo Versace (Take 6, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton), and the swinging rhythm team of Portland, OR bassist Tom Wakeling (Lee Konitz, James Moody, Mel Torme), & Phoenix, AZ drummer Dom Moio (Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Ahmad Jamal) join forces only a handful of times each year to perform as West by Northwest. Their time together on the bandstand is always a musical highlight of the year, both for them and for their audiences!

West by Northwest’s compositional maturity, musicality, humor, energy, and crushing groove always leave audiences wanting more!



The Tom and Steve Band

with Steve Christofferson, Tom Wakeling, David Evans, & Charlie Doggett

"Original soul, jazz and blues instrumentals, with a piano, a bass, a saxophone, some drums, a storm, a train, and sometimes a striptease..."

Featured the first Tuesday of every month at Portland's 1905 Jazz Club!  ( )

This one-of-a-kind quartet puts a brand new spin on a unique and original repertoire filled with surprise, beauty, and creativity.  Tom Wakeling and pianist - composer Steve Christofferson have developed their fresh, distinctive sound over a span of 35 musical years together. 

Tom and Steve have toured Europe and North America with the great jazz singer Nancy King, have appeared nationwide multiple times on CBC (Canada) National Radio, and have held long-term stints together (4 and 5 years) in Portland's premiere jazz rooms.  Their recordings include an acoustic trio CD (“Harmonic Tremors”), two CDs of Steve’s original music (“To the Last Holdouts” and “Skol Brothers”), and Nancy King's "Perennial".

Joining Steve and Tom are the wonderfully creative saxophonist, David Evans and the deeply swinging drummer, Charlie Doggett.

Steve can be heard on recordings with the Metropole Orchestra and Nancy King, and he has performed with Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson, Joe Williams, and many others.

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