Meet Tom Billotto
Born in New York City, raised in New Jersey and graduate of New Jersey’s William Patterson College, Tom has called Charlotte, North Carolina his home since 1988. Since that time, Tom has been named “Best Local Acoustic” musician by Charlotte’s Best magazine and has performed from Massachusetts to Florida to California.
Tom, in conjunction with his musical partners, has opened for the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestras. Performing as a solo act and in a variety of duos, trios and quartets, Tom has entertained crowds at literally hundreds of area restaurants as well as at the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education, Charlotte’s Festival In The Park, SpringFest, Festival Of The Arts, the Mint Museum, Mint Museum of Craft & Design and Mint Museum Uptown, Tryon Center For Visual Art, national touring exhibit “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World”…
Tom Billotto’s presentation is always professional, yet relaxed. With a diverse repertoire of traditional jazz standards, Bossa Nova and classic popular songs as well as well-crafted originals, he performs vocal and instrumental music by many of the greatest composers and arrangers including George and Ira Gershwin, James Taylor, Cole Porter, Chet Atkins, Frank Sinatra, Rogers & Hart/Hammerstein, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beatles, and Henry Mancini.
Tom is married to highly-regarded culinary expert, food and wine writer, and restaurant critic, Heidi Billotto. The two often combine their creative energies providing “food and mood” for private parties, catered dinners and corporate events.
Based in Matthews NC, Tom’s brother Anthony Billotto is an accomplished artist and illustrator, as well as a prolific toy designer and product developer. His portfolio includes a huge number of expressive works, including many using a unique mixed media technique that he created. One of his most-recognized pieces is a dramatic and detailed work that depicts Charlotte’s city skyline. Tony’s work is exhibited at the A. T. Hun Art Gallery in Savannah, GA’s historic City Market, the city’s most eclectic art gallery which features local and international contemporary artists.
Visit Heidi’s Blog at heidibillottofood.com
“… Smooth and powerful… the soft jazz in the background was so relaxing that we hated to leave.”
Photography by Gerin Choiniere and Christian Billotto. © 2016 Tom Billotto. All Rights Reserved In All Media.