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Thomas travels frequently writing about jazz outside the borders of the United States.
Thomas Conrad moonlighted as a jazz journalist for 20 years, while he worked his day gig of Senior Vice President/COO of Magnolia Hi-Fi, a subsidiary of Best Buy. During these years he was an active liner note author, columnist for CD Review, and regular contributor to Downbeat. Beginning in 2005, after foreswearing day gigs forever, he became more prolific. His work currently appears in Stereophile (where he is a Contributing Music Editor), JazzTimes, New York City Jazz Record and All About Jazz. He travels frequently to international destinations and much of his writing in recent years has dealt with jazz originating outside the borders of the United States. Another recurrent preoccupation in his work has been the audiophile world as it pertains to jazz. Conrad divides his time between Seattle, Washington and Palm Springs, California.