“there is enough variation in mood and tempo to nourish almost anyone’s interest.” Jack bowers~All About Jazz

Dan Thomas Quintet with Bobby Watson

With more than two decades of close friendship, Dan is honored to have his great friend, saxophone icon, Bobby Watson (our wives call it a “bromance” ha!) join him on his latest venture.  This group is fronted with honest chemistry, respect for the jazz tradition and a vision for the future of improvised instrumental music.  This cast is sure to make many memorable performances together!

Personnel:

Dan Thomas - Saxophone

Bobby Watson - Saxophone

Richard Johnson - Piano

Curtis Lundy - Bass

Mike Warren - Drums

~Representative Recording 

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Dan Thomas

and VOYAGE

Voyage was born in late 2009 with an eye on the creative process and a hope of taking a unique voyage of group/self expression.  Each member of this ensemble is committed to the writing of original literature that enables the ensemble to journey together while commenting on a time and place, and a here and now.  The synergy created by each professional member of this ensemble is sure to create many once in a lifetime listening experiences.  

Personnel:

Dan Thomas - Saxophone

Wayne Hawkins - Piano

Forest Stewart - Bass

Mike Warren - Drums

~Representative Recording 

2012 - Voyage

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New Recording - Midwest Minor

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Dan Thomas Quintet

The Original Quintet formed in 2001, has been delighting audiences with its constant evolution and creativity.  The group performs original material written by all of its members.  While the group focuses on the hard bop tradition that grew up on the East Coast, it extends itself to perform the full spectrum of the jazz tradition from early swing, bop, free jazz, post modern bop, and eastern music.  Each member of this fine group has the performance resume and educational background that make each performance world class.

Personnel:

Dan Thomas - Saxophone

Joe Parisi - Trumpet

Roger Wilder - Piano

Bram Wijnands/Craig Akin - Bass

Mike Shanks - Drums

~Representative Recordings 

2001 - City Scope

2005 - Musical Sanctuary

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