Thomas Zajac

Tom Zajac performs on the sackbut, recorder, bagpipes, and other instruments with the Renaissance wind band, Piffaro; occasionally performs with his own group, Ex Umbris. Appeared with many other early music groups in the US, toured extensively, appearing in concert series and festivals in Hong Kong, Guam, Australia, Israel, Colombia, Mexico, and throughout Europe and the US. With Ex Umbris, performed 14th-century music at the 5th Millennium Council event in the Clinton White House, 18th-century music for Ric Burn's "New York: A Documentary Film"; played hurdy gurdy for the American Ballet Theater, bagpipe for an internationally broadcast Gatorade commercial, and shawm for the NYC Gay Men's Chorus in his Carnegie Hall debut. In Dec. 2002 he played serpent in a PDQ Bach concert at Lincoln Center and the new Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. He teaches at Wellesley College and at recorder and early music workshops throughout the US.