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tom-carleno-central-pictureAs guitarist and composer with his acoustic jazz ensemble Perpetual Motion, Tom has released five albums and performed throughout Colorado for over 25 years appearing at Swallow Hill Music Association, Nissi’s, Dazzle, The Mercury Cafe and many other venues. He has played in all three very popular Rocky Mountain Violin Summit concerts at Swallow Hill and has recorded as a session player on several projects, most notably with Danny Seraphine of Chicago.

An award winning composer, Tom won ‘Best tom-carleno-perfect-imperfection-cdcoverInstrumental’ in the 2009 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition for his solo piece, “Child’s Play”, and Honorable Mention for the Perpetual Motion song “Por Causa de Você” in the 2009 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition and the 2007 UNISONG International Songwriting Contest. In May 2014, Tom’s CD “Perfect Imperfection” was nominated for “Best New Artist” and won “Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic” in the 2013 Zone Music Reporter Awards in New Orleans.

Tom’s music has been heard on The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and The Learning Channel.