I hope you’re doing well. If you’ve wandered into this homemade website by mistake, my name is Tom Shader. I play the bass violin, also known as the stand up bass, the upright bass, the acoustic bass, and the double bass.  That’s mainly what I do, but I also like to sing,  arrange vocal harmonies, and write the occasional tune.

“On My Mind and In My Heart” (c. 2006 Shader)
performed by The Gentlemen of Jazz
“There Is No Greater Love” (Symes/Jones)
performed by The Harmonators (2010)

    I hope you “dig” this site. You can listen to some of my current or past projects, check out some photos, movies, and stories, peruse the calendar for upcoming public performances, or contact me if you’re looking for live entertainment.