Jay Thomas, a native of Seattle who grew up in the middle of the fertile jazz scene of the sixties, is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, flugelhorn, saxophones, and flutes). His music has been described as earthy and lyrical with the blues and swing always in evidence. “You can recognize jazz as an art form,” says Mr. Thomas, “but remember, it also used to be danced to. And that became part of people’s lives.”
“…As conversant as he is with all the jazz idioms going beyond John Coltrane, Jay Thomas improvises with the joyous élan of his vintage progenitors…I’m brought back to the pure jazz feeling of the jam sessions of my youth.” — Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal
THURSDAY, JUNE 6 | 7:30PM
Individual Tickets on-sale Wednesday, January 16. Series Tickets on-sale Tuesday December 18.
The Spring Jazz Series was made possible by: