Reggie Thomas

Posted May 23, 2019

DeKalb, IL

Pianist/Organist Reggie Thomas is Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University, and has taught at Michigan State University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Reggie performs with an illustrious number of talented musicians and fronts his Chicago based group, Trio Nexus with George Fludas and Dennis Carroll. Reggie is Ensemble Coach for NYO Jazz Orchestra, the national youth jazz orchestra of Carnegie Hall and is host of their NYOJazz Instagram Show “Reggie Interviews”. He has held “The Count’s Seat” as member of The Count Basie Orchestra and rhythm section accompanist for the Herbie Hancock International Jazz Competitions.  For years he was a consultant/clinician for Jazz at Lincoln Center for their Essentially Ellington Program and Band Director’s Academy. Reggie has a number of recordings and has been performing at Birch Creek for over thirty years. Website:www.mrtjazz.com