My Bio

My Music Calendar

The Art of Freelancing


My New Album:
Faces of
the Bass

Jazz Musician’s Alliance

Lex Valk

The Lex Valk Trio

The Lex Valk Trio has been formed to fill the demand for an experienced and knowledgeable group that can play a variety of styles, from easy listening jazz to light pop music, as background music at a party or social function, or as a featured group presenting a musical theme. Singers and horn players can be added as required for the occasion. The core group of piano, bass and drums features:

Tom Borling

Tom has taught at St. Thomas and freelanced in Houston for over twenty years. Tom is leader of his own concert jazz band, The Tom Borling BeBop Band.
Click here for a sample
of Tom's playing.

Ben Atkinson  

Ben has led his own showband and freelanced in  
Houston for the past two decades, working with  
such well-known Houston bandleaders as Buddy Brock, 
Ed Gerlach, and David Caceres.  
Click here for a sample of Ben's playing..

And, of course, myself on bass. If you'd like to hear me play solo, click here. If you'd like to hear the whole group, click on one of the songs listed below. They're from our latest demo CD.

Lucky Southern (latin)

It Had To Be You

Georgia (with vocalist Sheri Lavo)

Pick Yourself Up

Song List:
For easier viewing, I've broken the song list down into three separate lists. To view, click on the title.

Standard Songs - well-known songs by famous composers

Sinatra Songbook - songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and other crooners

Specialty Songs - latin songs, swing era favorites and pop songs are on this list.

For a copy of our demo CD call 281-367-4571 or email me at [email protected]


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