Biography of Thomas Bellino

Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Tom Bellino is the Managing Director and Producer of Planet Arts Records. He is a Grammy and ASCAP award-winning producer, as well as a musician, composer, educator, and arts administrator. In addition to his many awards, Bellino has won commissions from various organizations and composed for a PBS documentary. He has been featured in numerous ensembles and toured and recorded with Gretchen Langheld and House Afire. Tom Bellino's own music was described by John Schaefer of WYNC as "original and engaging" and it is regularly featured on public and college radio stations across the nation.

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Grammy and ASCAP award winning producer Tom Bellino traces his professional journey through great networking opportunities and his changing roles as founder and president of the not-for-profit record label Planet Arts.

An exclusive: Tom Bellino, interviewed by Professor Rich Falco of the Jazz History Database in November 2016.


Planet Arts in Transition

Rethinking and reinventing the model

"As we continue to present and record music we are moving toward a strategic plan that will allow us serve independent artists while meeting and increasing our fiscal goals."
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Songs that were produced under Planet Arts

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Tom Bellino is an ASCAP and two-time Grammy Award winner.
Many of his awards are showcased in this collection.


Quality Time Tom Bellino Grammy nomination

A collection of articles from the Daily Mail, All About Jazz New York, and others featuring Tom Bellino, Planet Arts, and related artists. Among those featured are Tom Dempsey, Luis Bonilla, Gretchen Langheld, and the Grossman/Korman Ensemble.

Official Papers

Tom Bellino official papers Living Jazz Archives at William Paterson University

State Department

Footage from the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra's State Department tour to the USSR