After graduating from the prestigious Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Toms chose to remain in the Netherlands and make the capital his base. He has performed and recorded with many musicians from all inhabitable continents. Toms has performed in Spain, Iceland, Georgia, Curacao, Portugal, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Baltic States and more. Currently residing in Riga, Latvia.
He has won numerous jazz and classical music awards. Amongst other prizes, he was chosen as best soloist at the international big band competition “Meer Jazz”, and won the “Keep an Eye” jazz award with the quartet “North by Northeast”, competing against musicians from New York, Boston, Philadelphia and The Netherlands. In 2012, Toms was selected as a jazz ambassador to the internationally recognized venue Bimhuis. In year 2013 won the Grand Prix in the prestigious “Burghausen Jazz competition” with ”Matiss Cudars quartet”, which led to an opportunity to share the stage with internationally recognized Cassandra Wilson.