Tom Garling toured with Maynard Ferguson as Trombonist and Musical Director from 1992–1998. His first break into the professional jazz scene was with Buddy Rich in 1986 at the age of twenty. His writing and playing can be heard on albums by Maynard, Buddy Rich, Tito Puente, Dianne Schuur, and Frank Mantooth, to name a few. He has been in high demand for the past 30 years as performer, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, teacher, director, clinician, and professional musician at any capacity. He currently resides in the Chicago area and teaches jazz composition and arranging, jazz trombone, and improvisation at the Chicago College of the Performing arts at Roosevelt University, and Northern Illinois University.