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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Independent
  • School / Univ. / Institution: Georg Ots Music School
  • Country: Estonia

Toomas Rull was born in Rapla county, Estonia on January 11th, 1965. He started his
musical education in 1973 with piano lessons at the PPÃltsamaa Children's Music School. He graduated in 1981.

The very same year, Toomas entered the Georg Ots Music School in Tallinn and began his education on pop-jazz percussion instruments. His instructor at the school was Andrus Vaht. Toomas graduated from Georg Ots Music School in 1985, after which he spent two months under Ed Thingpen at the "Tatabanya Jazz Camp" in Hungary.

From 1985 to 1992 Toomas worked with the Estonian Philharmonia. At the same time, he was a percussion instructor at the Georg Ots Music School.

Since 1995, Toomas Rull has been an endorser of Zildjian cymbals, promoting the Zildjian name, and its products. The sounds of Zildjian cymbals are simply the sounds he have always heard and loved.

Toomas Rull released his first solo album Rull's Royce - Rull's Choice (RR001) on Eesti Raadio, Tallinn, receiving a nomination for the Estonian Music awards in 2002. His next solo album Eesti HHäÃled soul may be found in modern club music. The album contains elements of funk, latin, cool jazz and etno jazz.

In 2007, Rull received the Jazz Award - "The Best Jazz Artist" (with the CD Going North), one of the most notable Jazz awards in Estonia.

Presently, Toomas works as a studio musician and he is a member of several jazz and rock groups. He's also involved in various shows and projects in TV. Since 2003, he is again a percussion instructor at the Georg Ots Music School.

Overall, he has recorded over 100 CD's, three of which are solo albums: Rull's Royce - Rull's Choice, Eesti HHäÃled and Tom-Tomm.

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