Tommy Carroll is a drummer, composer, and beatmaker who happens to be totally blind. He leads Calculated Discomfort, an eight-piece jazz dance collective that performs throughout the city. In his work, Tommy draws on dance music and improvisation to create a soundtrack for a more inclusive world. Described by the Chicago Reader as a “workhorse drummer,” he has toured nationally as a sideman for songwriters, rappers, and rock bands. Tommy assembles groups of musicians from different musical backgrounds to help the music reflect lived experience. His most recent album, Dances for Different Bodies, Vol. I, is his version of a sonic tribute to disability culture.
Tommy Carroll has crowd-funded a project with 3AP
- $3,575 raised of $3,500 goal
- 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
- 3Arts matched
- 102% funded
For a musician, nothing compares to putting an album out on vinyl. With this campaign, I’m raising funds to help me do just that with my latest recording called Prosthetic. In addition to being an immersive sonic experience, this …Read more about Prosthetic on Vinyl