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Michael A. Thomas

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael began his musical life as a thirteen-year-old trumpeter. At that time, he saw his first REAL dancing marching band on television. It was the Grambling State Tiger Marching Band! "From that time on," says Michael, "I knew that I wanted to be in that band. I had never seen anything like that before." His parents and aunt, all from Louisiana, attended Grambling, and had a lot to say about the band. His mother(Carrie Thomas), school teacher and ardent jazz fan, would play her jazz albums and would be boppin' around to Jimmy Smith and Clifford Brown. His father (Anthony D

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Michael Thomas: The Messenger

Read "The Messenger" reviewed by Willard Jenkins

For DC-based trumpeter Michael Thomas this initial release is the result of a true labor of love. Not one to wait for a record label to come knocking at his door, Thomas seized the initiative himself, not only starting his own label and releasing his own debut disc, but also developing his own home studio to ...