Middlebury Language Schools


Jim Tomlinson


JIM TOMLINSON received his degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. On graduating, he moved to London to pursue his interests in music and received a diploma from the Guildhall School of Music. In his 20 years as a professional musician, he has worked in a wide variety of contexts as performer, teacher, arranger, composer and producer. Jim now works almost exclusively with his wife, singer, Stacey Kent, having accompanied her on tours, produced all of her albums and composed songs for her, including his songwriting collaborations with novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro. Their song, 'The Ice Hotel,' was a winner at the 2008 International Songwriting Competition. Jim plays saxophone, clarinet, flute and guitar. Jim has studied Portuguese at Middlebury for three consecutive summers. He has broad interests in music but it is the music of the Bossa Nova era about which he is particularly passionate.