Tom Febonio was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1950 and began his musical career at the age of sixteen playing the electric bass in a rock-and-roll band. This kept him occupied for about a decade, during which time he took up songwriting and recording, traditional music and jazz. As an adult he studied piano with Edith Mehaffey, and the viola, theory and conducting with Joseph A. Leary. Tom's compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe, and include solo and chamber pieces for piano, guitar, strings and winds. A number of audio recordings with his works are available, including releases by Duo Ahlert & Schwab, Keltish, Sherry Finzer & Darin Mahoney, Jack Garvey, and Full Cold Moon.