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Jazz All Star Concert Fayetteville State University


April 4th 7pm-8:30

1st FSU Jazz Day Festival Concert

Reggie Thomas – Piano, Bryan Carter – Drums, Dr. Don Parker – Vibes, Rodney Whitaker – Double Bass, Ronald Carter – Alto Saxophone/ Vocals, Al Strong – Trumpet, Dr. Neal Finn – Trombone


Mardra & Reggie Thomas-Northwoods Adult Jazz Camp

mardra-kimMardra & Reggie return to the Northwoods adult jazz camp led by Kim Richmond and joining a host of many talented musicians. This is an educational and performance experience for adults of various ages and levels who are interested in learning more about jazz. It is presented at the beatiful Holiday Aces Resort, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Holiday Acres Resort is situated on a beautiful wooded lakeside setting in Northern Wisconsin. May 17 to May 20, from Wednesday evening to Saturday night. Faculty Concert Wednesday Opening Night and Thursday-Saturday evening Concerts at 8pm each night which includes all participants with faculty. Aspiring students of jazz from college age to seniors are welcome. Non-students are welcome to attend the performances and enjoy the fine dining of the Holiday Acres Lodge.

Gala To Support Bluff City Theater

Come be part of our biggest fundraising event of the year!The BCT All in the Family Gala-Friday April 28th. Dinner, cabaret show, live and silent auctions. Chef Jeremy presents a family picnic with a gourmet twist. Capon-stuffed roast suckling pig, summer sweet-potato salad and much, much more! Plus, a fun-filled musical cabaret starring Mardra Thomas, Hassie Davis, Janine Norman, Patrick Hedges, Clark Cruikshank and Music Director Colin Healy. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner stations open at 6:30 and show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $60 each, $110 per couple or fill a table of 8 for $400. or call 573-719-3226.

The Admiral Koontz Recreation Center

301 Warran Barrett Drive, Hannibal, MO

Feb 9 Bobby Broom/Reggie Thomas/Ivan Taylor 98 Strings

strings“Broom, Thomas and Taylor join forces in this newly formed trio, presenting classic & modern jazz compositions by predecessors on their respective instruments, pianists, guitarists and bassists. This drummer-less group affirms that in jazz, rhythm is the thing. Each member of 98 Strings embodies and is informed by that timeless sense and feel.


Thursday January 12 & Thursday February 9

NIU Swingin’ In The Holidays Sun Nov 27 3pm

Sunday Nov. 7th NIU Boatel Hall-holiday-concert-flyer-at-swing-danceSwing into the holiday season with us! This family friendy event will have coloring for the kids, cookies and some of the best holiday music of the season, featuring the NIU Jazz Faculty, Jazztet, Jazz Orchestra and speciel guests. $10 general admission, $5 for seniors and students BUT for every non-perishable food item, receive a $2.50 discount! Come out and celebrate with us and help us collect goods for those in our community in need.

My 20&21Reggie Thomas-St. Louis Jazz At The Bistro Founding Fathers: Celebrating Joe Sample & George Duke featuring Good 4 the Soul







Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers: Celebrating Joe Sample & George Duke featuring Good 4 the Soul with Reggie Thomas
Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st
Sets at 7:30 & 9:30pm both nights
Tickets & Info: 314.571.6000 or

St. Louis’s own contemporary funk and soul jazz group, Good 4 the Soul, with the help of special guest keyboardist Reggie Thomas, will pay tribute to the Founding Fathers of R&B/Soul/Funk/Jazz fusion that rose to prominence in the 1970s. Keyboardists Joe Sample of The Crusaders and George Duke made lasting impressions on the history of jazz and popular music throughout their career. Join Good 4 the Soul and Reggie Thomas as they celebrate those sounds at Jazz at the Bistro with the help of saxophonist Jason Swagler and vocalist Anita Jackson!

Reggie Thomas Directing NIU Jazz Orchestra Tivoli Downers Grove, IL

7pm Tilvoli Downers Grove, IL NIU_OrchestraDistrict 99 Fine Arts presents a Northern Illinois University Jazz Orchestra with Director Reggie Thomas. This event will also feature special guest Derrick Gardener on Trumpet and the Jazz Bands of Downers Grove North and South High Schools. Join us Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. Admission $8.00 General Admission and $6.00 Students/Seniors. Playing at Classic Cinemas Tivoli Theatre








Reggie Thomas-Rhythm Section Clinic 101 MIDWEST CLINIC

FRIDAY DEC 18th 2:30pm

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60616


Clinic Synopsis:
The rhythm section players are the only members of the band to play constantly for almost the entire chart, improvising the accompaniment as the chart develops. This session will demonstrate the elements that allow section members to effectively groove together, dialogue with soloists and drive the band. A specific focus will be on the guitar/piano relationship, the bass/drum hookup and orchestration of sound.

Vincent Gardner + Reggie Thomas Quintet (USA)

Vincent Gardner + Reggie Thomas Quintet (USA)Reggie_SteinwayAn exclusive and extraordinary performance by two prominent USA jazz musicians, playing live tonight at Foudnry616 with three of Australia’s elite players: Reggie Thomas – piano (USA)-Vincent Gardner – trombone (USA)-David Theak – tenor saxophone-Brendan Clarke – contrabass-Andrew Dickeson – drums


Reggie Thomas w/ Clay Jenkins Ensemble

SUNDAY May 31st 4PM

Alva’s Showroom San Pedro, CA

Reggie Thomas performs with the Clay Jenkins Ensemble.  Clay Jenkins’ career as a jazz artist has covered a wide range of musical experiences. He attended The University of North Texas (then named North Texas State University) where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory and studied trumpet with John Haynie.

Clay Jenkins – trumpet
Kim Richmond – saxophone
Joey Sellers – trombone
Will Brahm – guitar
Reggie Thomas – piano
Trey Henry – bass
Joe La Barbera – drums

Fri/Sat May 22-23 Mardra & Reggie Thomas Jazz at the Bistro CD Release


Mardra and Reggie Thomas return to St. Louis for two nights celebrating the release of their new CD, Matters Of The Heart.
This music was designed to spark your memory and touch your heart. You’ll hear engaging new arrangements of Lovely Day, Going Out Of My Head, and Never Can Say Goodbye, to name a few. The CD and shows also feature original compositions Hello Again and a title track that are sure to become jazz favorites. 
Detroit-based guitarist Perry Hughes and drummer Montez Coleman are featured on the album and these shows, joined by saxophonist Jason Swagler and bassist Zeb Briskovich; with support vocalists Nicole Jonas, Olivia Neal, and Zelina Bott-Goins. The CD will be signed and sold the evening of these performances and is also available in St. Louis at Vintage Vinyl, and Itunes. Hope to see you there. 
Admission: $25 | $10 students. Box office: 314.571.6000.

Sets at 7:30 & 9:30 pm on Friday, May 22 (doors at 6pm) and 8:30 & 10:30 on Saturday, May 23 (doors at 8pm).Matters Cover

Monterey Next Gen Festival

We are looking forward to The Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival-March 27-29.  With the Judges Concert in Tribute to Clark Terry Friday March 27.  Free and open to the public.  See you in Monterey!