As winner of this year’s “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award”, the French jazz guitar prodigy Tom Ibarra will be opening Tbilisi Rhythm Festival on June 12.
Born in October 1999, Tom began playing guitar at the age of 6 and was influenced by artists including Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Weather Report and Wes Montgomery. He released his debut album ‘15’ appeared in 2015, 4 years after starting to compose original songs. Over the years, Tom’s talent has been recognized by jazz greats including Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, Didier Lockwood and Sylvain Luc, who have all invited him to share the stage with them on various occasions. Tom Ibarra is playing the Ibanez AR2629.