Sunday, September 2 at 3 p.m.
Dan Thomas is a dedicated performer and educator. Although a regular in the Kansas City jazz scene, Thomas performs throughout the United States, Canada and overseas in a variety of settings covering the spectrum of the jazz idiom. He is a frequent clinician and guest artist at high school and university jazz festivals. His Dan Thomas Quintet CDs, City Scope and Musical Sanctuary, and his Quartet release Voyage, are receiving critical acclaim and were acknowledged on the national airplay charts.
Thomas holds the position as associate director of jazz studies at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he serves as the co-chair of the Division of Jazz Studies, is the coordinator of assessment, and is the coordinator of the UMKC Jazz Camp and the UMKC Jazz Festival, alongside his friend and colleague Bobby Watson. Thomas is a three-time recipient of the Who’s Who Among America’s Educator’s Award, regularly presenting master classes and workshops with a deep love for educating tomorrow’s jazz future. His students can be seen performing and teaching at the highest level around the world. His students have appeared multiple times at the Kennedy Center as part of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program, and at the Port Townsend Jazz Workshops, Monterey Jazz Festival, and JEN, and contribute to the jazz fabric throughout the United States and abroad. He also holds performing artist/educator endorsements with Yamaha, Vandoren, Locoparasaxo, WeWood, and RooPads.
Assisted Listening devices will be available for all performances.
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