ENC Remembers TomtheJazzman
We remember Tom "The Jazzman" Mallison by hearing from colleagues, friends and musicians who knew him best.
Tom Mallison, best known to Public Radio East listeners as the host of An Evening with Tom the Jazzman, passed away Sunday night, September 6.
We all need a Jazzman in our life. - Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon
Tom's program has been a constant on Public Radio East since the station first signed on in 1984, but before that he was bringing jazz to eastern North Carolina while working with stations such as WITN-FM, WRQR-FM and WOOW-AM.
His efforts to promote jazz have won him recognition from the nationally distributed Jazz Week as well as a 1991 recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.