Mardra Thomas

Posted May 23, 2019

DeKalb, IL

Jazz Vocalist/Actress Mardra Thomas has performed for more than twenty years with the Birch Creek Jazz Orchestra. She has painted a musical and historical picture of the life of Billie Holiday and was nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical by Chicago’s Black Theatre Alliance’s Award for her portrayal of Billie in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Mardra can be seen on the theater stage, concert halls, jazz festivals and premier clubs. Mardra also performs with the illustrious Chicago Jazz Orchestra. She is recorded on Matters Of the Heart and Fade to Blue with her husband, pianist Reggie Thomas. Website: