Tom McKenzie received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Business Administration degrees from James Madison University. At JMU, he studied trombone with George West and jazz with Gunnar Mossblad, George West, and Pete Spaar. Currently, he freelances with a number of musical groups in the area, playing many different styles. Tom directs Just Jazzin’, a volunteer community big band based in Harrisonburg, VA. In addition to an active music schedule, he is a self-employed computer programmer and takes on freelance writing and editing assignments from Prentice Hall.