Tom Götze, born in Dresden in 1968, studied tuba, bass guitar and double bass at the conservatory in Dresden from 1984 to 1990. Since studying in the USA in 1992/93 (New York – Los Angeles) he has worked as a freelance musician in the styles jazz, rock, pop and classical. He worked with many different artists including Mike Stern, Pet Shop Boys, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Günther Fischer, Adam Rogers, Richie Beirach, Arkady Shilkloper, Gitte Haenning, Manfred Krug, Volker Schlott, Uschi Brüning, Jiggs Wigham, Pascal von Wroblewsky, Andreas Gundlach, Christian Röver, Günther “Baby” Summer and Günter Hörig.
Since 1989 Tom Götze has been playing with the Dresden cult band Dekadance. Furthermore, he is a founding member of the Dresdner Sinfoniker and, also as a soloist, regularly involved in their projects. In addition, the busy musician works among others at the Theater der Jungen Generation and the Staatsschauspiel in Dresden and can be enjoyed as soloist or ensemble member in about 200 concerts and performances annually. Guest performances and tours have taken him to Canada, Scandinavia, England, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, Austria, Russia, China, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. From 2000 to 2006 he had a teaching position for double bass / bass guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Leipzig. Since 2006 he teaches double bass / bass guitar at the Hochschule für Musik “C.-M.-v.-Weber” in Dresden. In 2012 he was appointed honorary professor.