Thursday, July 18th, 7pm — 9pm

15th Annual Jazz under the Stars

Andre Thomas

Schooled in his native Baltimore, Andre Thomas studied music in San Diego and at the Armed Forces School of Music. He moved to Seattle from Japan in 1987 with the Navy Band. While in the service, Andre performed ceremonial music for formal military occasions and dance music for events like Seafair. “We also did special performances for elementary schools that featured everything from Mancini to rock ‘n roll,” he says. But Andre’s real love is jazz. “My father was a jazz drummer and my biggest influence.” During the late 1990s, Andre hosted the Sunday evening jam session at Tula’s, a leading Seattle jazz club. He has found many opportunities to play throughout the area and has performed as a sideman for a host of musicians such as Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Witherspoon, Don Ellis, Art Pepper, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, and others. He also leads his own group, Quiet Fire, in appearances throughout the Seattle region.

Cost / Admission
Free
Contact Info
253-535-7602
Location
Pacific Lutheran University at Mary Baker Russell Amphitheatre
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA, 98447
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Tags
Free, Jazz, Music