Tom Shaw photo in front of Celebrity Cruises ship

Present Employment

THE SEQUOIAS, San Francisco
May 1991 to Present
Assisted-living community; provide solo piano music with and without vocals for dinners, special events and morning and afternoon activities, both large and small.
The Sequoias

MAX’S OPERA CAFE, San Francisco
May 2004 to Present
Provide background entertainment for diners and accompaniment for singing wait staff.

STERLING COURT, Burlingame
December 2007 to Present
Assisted-living community; monthly piano and vocal performance.
SterlingCourt.com

EDEN VILLA, San Francisco
April, 2008 to Present
Assisted-living community; near-monthly piano and vocal performance

CRYSTAL SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, San Mateo
June 1, 2008 to Present
Pianist/Keyboardist/Choir Accompanist for Sunday church services.
www.csumc.org

TOM SHAW TRIO
November 2008 to Present
Founder and singer/pianist for versatile jazz trio that provides music for dancing and/or background entertainment for weddings and events; accompanies a variety of singers and comedians; performs regularly at Martuni’s in San Francisco.
TomShawTrio.com

Recent Employment and Public Performances

“CONTENT” (Film)
December 2010
Composed original score for film currently in post-production.

“ALL SINGING, ALL DANCING, ALL DEAD!” starring Matthew Martin
RRAZZ ROOM, San Francisco

November 10, 2010
Pianist/Music Director; with Tom Shaw Trio.
TheRrazzRoom.com

“MIRANDA SINGS ”
RRAZZ ROOM, San Francisco

November 2, 2010
Accompanist for Miranda Sings.
Miranda Sings

“VARLA JEAN AND THE MUSHROOMHEADS” (Film)
November 2010
Provided recorded piano tracks for upcoming film currently in post-production.
Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads

“BACK IN THE U.S.S.R.” starring Katya Smirnoff-Skyy
RRAZZ ROOM, San Francisco

October 29, 2010
Pianist/Music Director for all-Beatles show; with Tom Shaw Trio.
SF Bay Times review

THE MIX, San Francisco
October 20, 2010
Accompanied singers Carly Ozard and Jason Brock in performance.

“ALL SINGING, ALL DANCING, ALL DEAD!” starring Matthew Martin
JOE’S PUB, New York City

October 9, 2010
Pianist/Music Director for one-man show.

“ALL SINGING, ALL DANCING, ALL DEAD!” starring Matthew Martin
RRAZZ ROOM, San Francisco

September 25, 2010
Pianist/Music Director for one-man show; with Tom Shaw Trio.
Video

THE MIX, San Francisco
August 18, 2010
Accompanied singer Carly Ozard in performance.

“MIRANDA SINGS ”
RRAZZ ROOM, San Francisco

August 3, 2010
Accompanist for Miranda Sings.

“CABARET SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN - FINAL COMPETITION ”
CAFE DU NORD, San Francisco

August 1, 2010
Accompanied final-round of singers in year-long competition;
with Tom Shaw Trio.

“BABY JANE?” (Film)
June 2010
Provided recorded piano track for musical sequence in recently premiered film.
Baby Jane?

“SAN FRANCISCO ARTS EDUCATION PROJECT”
June 2007 through July 2010
Vocal Coach/Accompanist for kids' musical theatre production company and musical theatre production summer camps for kids ages 9-14. Performed for multiple stage productions including “And The World Goes 'Round” and ”The Music Man”.
sfartsed.org

“SOMETHING C.O.O.L. SUMMER CABARET FESTIVAL”
EUREKA THEATRE, San Francisco

May 30-31 and June 16, 2010
Performer and accompanist for various jazz and cabaret singers.

“VARLA JEAN AND THE MUSHROOMHEADS”
RRAZZ ROOM, San Francisco

April 7-18, 2010
Pianist/Arranger/Co-Songwriter for 3-man musical-comedy performance.
SF Bay Times review

“GET IN FRONT” (Video)
March 27, 2010
Acted in PSA for the Cancer Prevention Institute Of California.
GetInFront.org

“DON’T KNOW ME” (Film)
February 2010
Performed in and provided original music for film currently in post-production; with Tom Shaw Trio.

“ONE NIGHT STAND: DRAGTASTIC
January 25, 2010
Performed, accompanied and provided original music for comedy special airing on Logo.
One Night Stand: Dragtastic

“CHICKENS IN THE SHADOWS” (Film)
January 2010
Starred and performed in mockumentary feature film.
Chickens in the Shadows

RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL, San Francisco
December 31, 2009
Performed with Tom Shaw Trio.

“NOEL”
PIER 39 THEATRE, San Francisco

December 10, 2009
Accompanied holiday-themed variety show; with Tom Shaw Trio.

“ONE NIGHT ONLY”
PIER 39 THEATRE, San Francisco

December 7, 2009
Provided accompaniment for a variety of singers for REAF fundraiser.

“GOLDEN YEARS”
PIER 39 THEATRE, San Francisco

December 2, 2009
Accompanied variety show; with Tom Shaw Trio.

“PARDON MY SOUTHERN ACCENT”
CAFE DU NORD, San Francisco

November 19, 2009
Accompanied multiple singers in Johnny Mercer Centennial Tribute; with Tom Shaw Trio.

“THE VERY WORST OF VARLA JEAN MERMAN”
SUPPERCLUB, San Francisco

September 24, 2009
Pianist for one-man musical-comedy performance.

“THE VERY WORST OF VARLA JEAN MERMAN”
SHELDON CONCERT HALL, St. Louis, MO

May 14, 2009
Pianist for one-man musical-comedy performance
www.VarlaOnline.com

“VARLA JEAN AND THE MUSHROOM HEADS”
LE CHAT NOIR, New Orleans, LA

April 23, 2009 through May 3, 2009
Pianist/Arranger/Co-Songwriter for 3-man musical-comedy performance

“CABARET SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN - FINAL COMPETITION”
CAFE DU NORD, San Francisco

April 5, 2009
Accompanied final-round of singers in year-long competition; with Tom Shaw Trio.

“THE VERY WORST OF VARLA JEAN MERMAN”
KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Louisville, KY

March 13, 2009
Pianist for one-man musical-comedy performance

““VARLA JEAN'S VICTORY LAP DANCE””
RRAZZ ROOM, San Francisco

January 7, 2009 through January 17, 2009
Pianist for one-man musical-comedy performance.

“JUNGLE RED”
VICTORIA THEATRE, San Francisco

September 10, 2008 through October 4, 2008
Pianist and Music Director for musical comedy production
Jungle Red

“OH MY GODMOTHER!”
ZEUM THEATER, San Francisco

June 28, 2008 through August 24, 2008
Pianist and Music Director for musical comedy production; with Tom Shaw Trio.
www.OhMyGodmother.com

CELEBRITY CRUISES - MV MERCURY
Cova Café

August 6, 2006 to February 9, 2007
Full-time onboard pianist

THE AVENUE, San Francisco
2006 to 2009
Assisted-living community; monthly piano and vocal performance.

Past Employment and Public Performances

THE FLY TRAP, San Francisco
October 15, 2004 to December 3, 2005

MAX'S OPERA CAFE, San Francisco
May, 2004 to October, 2004

CARTA RESTAURANT AND BAR, San Francisco
March, 1999 to January, 2003

BRASSERIE SAVOY, in the Savoy Hotel, San Francisco
October, 2000 to May, 2001

MAGIC FLUTE RESTAURANT, San Francisco
May, 1990 to July, 2000

PENINSULA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, San Mateo
June, 1985 to March, 1994

NORDSTROM, San Francisco, Walnut Creek and San Mateo
October, 1985 to July, 1991

MELON'S, San Francisco
(now Melon's Catering out of Sausalito, CA)
September, 1983 to April, 1986

Other Accompanist/Music Director theatre experience includes:

“Nunsense” (Crystal Springs Players, San Mateo) 2008
“The Man Who Saved Christmas” (Altarena Playhouse, Alameda) 2007
“RM3” (Exit on Taylor, SF) 2007
“Oh My Godmother!” (Altarena Playhouse, Alameda) 2007
“A Chorus Line” (Bus Barn Stage Company, Los Altos) 2007
“Special Forces” (Theatre Rhinoceros, SF) 2007
“The Man Who Came To Dinner” (Theatre Rhinoceros, SF) 2004-2005
“Southern Baptist Sissies” (New Conservatory Theatre Center, SF) 2004
“Dirty Blonde” (New Conservatory Theatre Center, SF) 2004
“Christmas With The Crawfords” (Theatre Rhinoceros, SF) 2003-2004
“When Pigs Fly” (New Conservatory Theatre Center, SF) 2003
“Carved In Stone” (Eureka Theatre Company, SF) 2002
“The Very Worst Of Varla Jean Merman” (New Conservatory
Theatre Center, SF) 2002

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