From the concert stage to jamming in Chicago’s jazz scene, G. Thomas Allen is a multi-genre Singer/Songwriter/Educator and “one of the most compelling countertenors voices you’ll ever hear.” (The Musical Hype) Redefining the career possibilities of his rare vocal category, generally tied to classical music, he is known for his "stratosphere-scraping... remarkable warm, and gleaming timbre." (Baltimore Sun)
Having performed with David Baker and the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra Masterworks as soloist on Duke Ellington: Sacred Concerts, feature on Dave Brubeck’s 80th Birthday Bash, and top tier ensemble work with jazz icons such as Bobby McFerrin and Wynton Marsalis, G. Thomas Allen’s self-titled debut album soared to No. #1 on the iTunes charts (eOne Nashville 2020). His work is a collection of songs with the aesthetics of R&B, Blues, and Gospel roots.
Thomas' career also expands to the sacred and academic landmarks: presenter in the 85th National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC), guest Lecturer at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, and lead vocals on GRAMMY nominated album, "Choirmaster" (Motown Gospel 2020). He has appeared on CNN, NPR, Maryland Public Television, New Orleans Communication (COX) and performed at Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall, and the Kennedy Center.
He contributes his advance vocal ability to extensive training in classical voice, as a former Los Angeles Opera Artist, and always finding innovative ways to bridge the gap between genres. Thomas' Chicago ties lead to a collaboration with American Trumpeter, Pharez Whitted on this latest project "Pharaoh Smooth" 2021; other greats such as Dennis Luxion, and Marquis Hill - to name a few.
Thomas is on the voice faculty of Columbia College of Chicago and the Jazz & Contemporary Singing Instructor at ChiArts (one of the top high schools in Chicago). He holds degrees in Speech and Vocal Performance from Morgan State University – additional work at the University of California, Irvine.