Tom Lattanand

Tom Lattanand photoTom Lattanand is a multifaceted guitarist, composer, song writer, and producer who resides in Oakland, CA. A steady figure in the Bay Area music community since 1998, Tom can frequently be seen performing solo or with many other local artists. He founded Soundtank in 2001, and has since been composing for films, advertisements, games, and TV shows.

Tom's credits include the Emmy award winning KQED TV production Check, Please!, as well as the shows Image Makers, KQED Newsroom, This Week in Northern California, and the nationally televised Jaques Pépin: Fast Food My Way. He has worked with advertising agencies in the US, Asia, and UK for corporate clients such as Toyota, Unilever, Honda, Gap, Mitsubishi, Pepsi, and Nissan among others. He has also worked on numerous documentaries, independent films, and games.

As a performer, Tom founded the Jazz Fusion ensemble Mood Food in 1998 while collaborating with the late Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead and Tubes. Tom has since composed for, recorded, or shared the stage with a long lists of artists which includes: Danny Heines, Paul McCandless, Albino, Aphrodesia, Ettie Street Project, St. Tropez, Mitch Marcus, Joe Venegoni, Kathryn Keats, Artemis, Audio Angel, Emily Afton, Cello Joe, Alex Kelly, Fog Dub, Steve Oda, and the Presidio Quartet.

Beyond composing and performing, Tom remains actively engaged in the music community as a promoter, producer, and venue booker.