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Tom Prin,
performed solo, with his trio or orchestra, from background music to featured entertainment and formal concerts.


The Tom Prin Trio, piano, bass and drums, was formed in 1971. The trio play in an easy listening jazz style. Program is chosen from: show tunes, popular songs, folk tunes and classical repetoire.

Past concerts include:

Old Log Theater in Excelsior, MN, three concert performances from 2002-2005,

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, four performances in the 1970's,

The State of Minnesota Arts Board tour and performances for the Twin Cities Jazz Society in the 1970's

Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, two performances in the early 1990's,

Community Concert tours of the upper midwest, nearly every year, fall & spring, 1975 to 2007.


Tom Prin -Bio
Tom is a lifelong musician and educator. He learned popular piano from his father Toby Prin while in high school.

Formal schooling included a music teaching degree from MacPhail Music College and graduate school in Theory &Composition at Mankato State. He studied classical piano privately with the late Gary Sipes.

Tom taught jazz piano at MacPhail School of Music in the early 70's.

He was an instructor in Jazz and Popular music at Minneapolis Community College from 1975 to 1990. And he was also an instructor in jazz piano and Music Theory at St. Olaf College in Northfield for seven years.

Tom's easy going, light personal style carries over into his music. Audiences find him very personable and his performances are always artistic, musical and fun.



*Tom Prin Trio Concert
*Spirit & Soul Concert
*Christmas Concert

Tom Prin TrioPROGRAM

Wizard of OZ Medley - Arlen
We're off to see the Wizard/ If I Only Had A Brain/ Over The Rainbow

A Quiet Place - Prin

Stardust - Carmichael

When I Take My Sugar to Tea/Tea For Two

Toby's Rag - Prin

Gravy Waltz - Brown

Shortnin' bread

Dark Island - MacLachlan

Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Name That Tune
A CD is given away to a person in the audience who can, "Name That Tune!"

Gershwin Medley

Rhapsody in Blue/ Someone to Watch Over Me/ I got Rhythm


Up a Lazy River - Carmichael

Glenn Miller Medley

Moonlight Serenade/ String of Pearls/ In The Mood

Take The "A" Train - Ellington

"We Take Requests…"
A medley of songs, generated from the audience, improvised by the trio.

Ridin' The Pines - Prin

Inspirational Medley

America The Beautiful/ Amazing Grace/ When The Saints Go Marchin' In


What People Say

Spirit & Soul Concert

Tom has found a special connection and a very appreciative audience in concerts performing inspirational music.


Morning has broken/On Eagles Wings/Peace in the Valley/Solace/Shake Rag Rag/ Just a CloserWalk/Lonesome Road/This Little Light of Mine/The Dark Island/

Medley Adagio for Strings-Barber-The Lord's PrayerMedleySomewhere/What a wonderful World.

Swing Low Sweet Chariot/"The Touch of the Master's Hand"/A Quiet Place/Shortnin' Bread-request Section-end with Danny Boy/Precious Lord, Take My Hand/Medley Bless this house/America The Beautiful/Amazing Grace/ Encore-When the Saints Go Marching In.

Christmas Concert

Each year Tom writes a new Christmas carol or song.


Greensleeves/Jingle Blues/Snowfall/Deck the Halls/Away in a Manger/Silent Night/ Prin originals-Christmas all year long/A Cornish Christmas/Name that tune /Requests/God Rest ye merry gentlemen/Sing Along.