Jazz at Wolfson Presents Bassist Gary Thomas Dec. 6

Miami, Nov. 20, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy Department continues its successful jazz series, Jazz at Wolfson Presents, with bassist Gary Thomas, at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus. All Jazz at Wolfson Presents concerts are free and open to the public.

Bassist Gary ThomasGary Thomas has been performing and recording professionally as a bassist for more than a decade. After spending his early years as a musician in northern Florida, Thomas moved to Miami in 2007 to study music at the University of Miami, where he studied under the direction of Chuck Bergeron, Gary Lindsay, Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland and others, ultimately completing both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. It was also in Miami that Thomas first began composing, performing and recording original music. Since the start of his career, Thomas has been recognized as a composer in DownBeat magazine and has participated in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, the famed international jazz residency program at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

Thomas has performed alongside artists such as Shelly Berg, Kevin Mahogany, Ira Sullivan, John Fedchock, Mary Wilson, Richie Cole and the Woody Herman Orchestra. He also continues to work extensively as both a group leader and freelance artist in South Florida. Thomas is currently on the faculty at MDC as a jazz bass instructor.

For a complete list of concerts, please visit http://www.mdc.edu/main/ jazzatwolfsonpresents.

WHAT:            Jazz at Wolfson Presents Bassist Gary Thomas

WHEN:            Wednesday, Dec. 6, noon

WHERE:         MDC’s Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Building 1, Room 1261

300 N.E. Second Ave.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Di Liddo at 305-237-3930.

MDC Media-only contacts: Juan Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Hessy Fernandez, director of media relations, 305-237-3949, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Allison Horton, 305-237-3359, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This and other MDC releases are available on the web at www.mdc.edu.

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