Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Noon
Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Building 1, Room 1261
Award-winning saxophonist, composer and arranger Michael Thomas has been an active member of the New York City jazz community since arriving in 2011. Holding degrees from the University of Miami, New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School, Thomas has performed throughout the United States and abroad, including tours in Central and South America, Australia, Europe and Russia.
His sideman work includes performances with Nicholas Payton, Miguel Zenón and Jason Palmer, and Thomas’ talents can be heard on over 20 recordings, including his solo debut, The Long Way (2011). As a composer and arranger, Thomas has been commissioned by school and professional ensembles throughout the U.S., and his talents have been recognized by DownBeat magazine as well as the Keep an Eye competition in the Netherlands.
Thomas currently co-leads and writes for the Terraza 7 Big Band based in Queens, New York, in addition to his own quintet and trio. He plays exclusively on mouthpieces handcrafted by John Thomas.