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Micah Thomas

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Micah Thomas was born in 1997 in Columbus, Ohio. He started playing songs on the piano by ear at the age of 2, and shortly afterwards he started private piano training. From his sophomore year of high school onwards, Micah began gigging regularly with violinist Christian Howes, and was a regular faculty member at his annual Creative Strings Workshop from 2015-2018. He also has appeared several times with Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra as a guest artist, performing with John Clayton and Joshua Redman for their 45th anniversary concert series in 2017. He has also performed throughout Ohio with other musicians including JD Allen, Billy Contreras, Eddie Bayard, George Delancey, Cedric Easton, and Bobby Floyd.

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Article: Album Review

Micah Thomas: Reveal

Read "Reveal" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


A drop mic, double plus good treatise by three very ballsy players--pianist Micah Thomas, bassist Dean Torrey, and drummer Kayvon Gordon--Reveal wastes no time stating its case, taking centerstage, and holding that promised land's glories tight. Recorded in one seven-hour session, Thomas's second far-flung outing as a Blue Note leader and his third overall (the self-produced ...

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Article: What is Jazz?

2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Twenty years is a remarkable milestone for any activity, let alone one that comes with the wear and tear of a high-profile jazz festival that every year strives to up its own ante, like the Winter JazzFest. From January 11 to 18, 2024, fans, musicians, promoters and other industry people from around the world ...

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


If it is true that, like The Police once put it, “when the world is going down you make the best of what's still around," then throughout 2023 jazz fans were better off than most other social groups. In a year in which everyday news brought ever more inconceivable disappointments, jazz musicians, labels, festivals and venues ...

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Reveal

Label: Artwork Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Little Doctor (take 2); Look at the Birds; Lightning; Eros; Sacred Memory; Little Doctor (take 1); Stars; Troubled Mind; Denardirn.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Nitai Hershkovits, Micah Thomas, Koma Saxo, Dexter Goldberg & More

Read "Nitai Hershkovits, Micah Thomas, Koma Saxo, Dexter Goldberg & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This episode is mostly dedicated to the proposition that piano jazz has a beautiful future ahead, if we have to judge it by what emerging pianists like Micah Thomas, Nitai Hershkovits, Dexter Goldberg, Joona Toivanen or Fergus McCreadie are putting on record. Before and after this piano segment, a few more thrilling new albums.Happy ...

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Article: Album Review

Micah Thomas: Reveal

Read "Reveal" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


«Micah Thomas ha uno stile unico --ha detto Fred Hersch-e tutti gli strumenti necessari per dare un contributo importante al mondo del pianoforte jazz». Per Aaron Parks «è uno dei musicisti più eccitanti della sua generazione». Non sono parole di circostanza. Dopo il debutto a suo nome con l'album Tide, inciso nel 2020 a soli ...

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Article: In Pictures

A Celebration of Excellence and Musical Diversity at Day one at the 2023 Newport Jazz Festival

Read "A Celebration of Excellence and Musical Diversity at Day one at the 2023 Newport Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman


Day 1 | Day 2 | Part 3The Newport Jazz Festival is one of the planet's most fabled and celebrated jazz festivals and it has been towards the top of my bucket list for a very long time. I have attended jazz festivals for almost 40 years since my youth and finally made it ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2023

Read "Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2023" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Esaminare il curriculum di Michiyo Yagi significa inoltrarsi in un fittissimo reticolo di collaborazioni stilisticamente trasversali e tutte di alto livello. E rendersi conto della serietà del suo lavoro e della considerazione in cui è tenuta nel mondo, dall'ambito accademico fino a quello pop. C'è voluto il festival di Saalfelden per organizzare un invito ufficiale nei ...

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Article: Live Review

Spoleto Festival USA 2023

Read "Spoleto Festival USA 2023" reviewed by Perry Tannenbaum


Spoleto Festival USA Queen Street Playhouse, Sottile Theatre, TD Arena Charleston, SC May 26 to June 11, 2023 Respect for the elders in the jazz lineup of this year's Spoleto Festival USA jazz was gracefully counterbalanced by a hearty welcome to newer generations. It only felt fleetingly like the closing of ...


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