Bio

 

Award-winning vocalist, Composer and Music Educator, G. Thomas Allen (affectionally known as "Sir Thomas") has made history, listed as the "1st Male Winner of Sarah Vaughn International Competition" in Downbeat Magazine .  As part of the 2021 TD James Moody Jazz Festival, he "took the stage with a version of Erroll Garner’s “Misty” — and immediately captivated the sold-out crowd with his operatic range and crystal-clear falsetto.." (WBGO JAZZ)  

Having performed with the late 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, he is quickly making a name for himself in the jazz world.  As bandleader, his 2020 self-produced and titled debut album soared to No. #1 on the iTunes jazz charts (eOne Nashville 2020).  

Thomas' work spans to multiple genres, as a former Los Angeles Opera Artist, and lead vocalist on GRAMMY nominated album "Choirmaster" (Motown Gospel 202o).   Having such a diverse musical background has greatly contributed to his unique approach to jazz; finding innovative ways for cross-genre experimentation including the aesthetics of: R&B, Pop, Gospel stylizing, operatic inflections but always keeping it swinging.  

With Chicago ties, Thomas is always jamming in top jazz rooms which led to  a collaboration with 2014 Thelonious Monk International Competition Marquis Hill - who's featured on the title track, "It's Sunny" - from his latest project.  Allen has appeared on CNN, NPR, - Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall and the Kennedy Center.  In concert settings, he's worked with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Royal Philharmonic in Australia, and Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra,

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 Communication and Vocal Performance from Morgan State University – additional graduate work at the University of California, Irvine.

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Sep17

In America: Remember

National Mall, Washington, DC

An event happening at the National Mall in DC, which will commemorate the lives of those lost to Covid-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to be the keynote speaker.

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