Tom Bopp

Fish Camp, California
Added 5/3/2003

In 1982 pianist/vocalist Tom Bopp set off to become a piano technician (despite a degree in music theory and composition from UCLA and a lifetime of piano study). Responding to an invitation to play at JoAnne's Chili Bordello, he discovered his true career calling, entertainment amidst 17 varieties of chili served  in an atmosphere of sin. Next year, Tom received a one-week invitation to play at the historic Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park. He has been there ever since, playing any request from Celtic folk to neurotic jazz, though Ragtime pops up spontaneously and is the music Tom likes to play best (must have been all that chili). Three felines allow Tom and his wife Diane to reside with them in Oakhurst.  In spare moments,  Tom composes (on the computer), archives vintage music and recordings, presents special concerts and historical events,  plays at the Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel from time to time, and returns to his So. California haunts to perform twice a year for his many fans at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo. Check out Yosemite Music and Art at for further information on Tom's recordings, performance schedule, and additional history.