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Micah Thomas Trio | April 22, 2021 Concert
April 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Please enjoy this concert with
Micah Thomas – Piano
Dean Torrey – Bass
Kayvon Gordon – Drums
The concert streams live at 7PM Eastern and will be available to purchasers for future viewing indefinitely
Pianist, composer and educator Micah Thomas grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He started playing songs on the piano by ear at the age of 2, and shortly afterwards he started private piano training. From his sophomore year of high school onwards, Micah began gigging regularly with violinist Christian Howes, and was a regular faculty member at his annual Creative Strings Workshop from 2015-2018. He also has appeared with Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra as a guest artist, performing with John Clayton and Joshua Redman for their 45th anniversary concert series in 2017. He has also performed throughout Ohio with many other distinguished musicians including JD Allen, Billy Contreras, Eddie Bayard, George Delancey, Cedric Easton, and Bobby Floyd.
In 2015, Micah Thomas received the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship from the Juilliard School, and received his Master of Music (M.M.) degree in 2020. He is now performing in venues throughout the city both as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman for such luminaries as Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross, Lage Lund, Giveton Gelin, Melissa Aldana, Etienne Charles, Gabe Schnider, Harish Raghavan, Stacy Dillard, and Jure Pukl. He also appeared as a guest with Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in 2017 alongside Sullivan Fortner, Aaron Diehl and Joel Wenhardt, and as a solo performer at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival.
In June 2020, Micah Thomas released his first album, “Tide”, which received positive reviews from the New York Journal, The New York Times, JazzTimes, and Financial Times, among others. He also has appeared on several albums as a sideman for Immanuel Wilkins, Giveton Gelin, Walter Smith III, Matt Stevens Harish Raghavan and Gabe Schnider.
“Micah is a special one. His playing has a restlessly inventive and futuristic tilt while simultaneously remaining deeply rooted in the history of the music – all delivered with curiosity, patience, humor and care. I make a point to hear him as often as I can, as he always inspires and is constantly evolving. To me, Micah is one of the most exciting musicians of his generation.” – Aaron Parks
“I randomly saw a live feed of Micah playing solo, and for the second time ever – Sullivan Fortner being the first – I heard a pianist a generation or so younger than me who instantly became one of my favorite musicians. I think he was playing ‘Gone with the Wind,’ or a similar standard, in a fully formed, original voice, so clear and refreshing. We ended up getting together for a duo rehearsal, and I felt that I had finally found something – something I hadn’t even realized that I had been waiting for.” – Lage Lund
“I am already tagging him as one who has a unique style as well as all the tools needed to make a major contribution to the world of jazz piano.” – Fred Hersch