JAZZ AT ONE: Brianna Thomas

Brianna Thomas

JAZZ AT ONE: The Brianna Thomas Band


Brianna Thomas

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “perhaps the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of a new generation,” Peoria local Brianna Thomas is poised to join the ranks of legendary jazz artists. With regular performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center, major jazz festivals worldwide, and recently acclaimed album releases, her star is definitely rising. In fact, Downbeat magazine recently gave her latest album, Everybody Knows, a four-star review! Brianna’s talents have propelled her to many successes, including performances at the Montreux, North Sea, and Umbria Jazz Festivals and in venues ranging from the Bahamas to Geneva, Switzerland. Brianna was a resident in both the 2001 and 2002 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Programs, an international artist-in-residence program that assembles a select group of jazz musicians to perform their original compositions at the Kennedy Center. At “Jazz Ahead” she worked with a host of premier jazz educators and performers, including renowned vocalist Carmen Lundy, Winard Harper, and Nathan Davis. Brianna’s extensive list of stateside performances includes appearances with Fred Anderson, Von Freeman, Houston Person, and the Barber Brothers. She has performed across the country from New Orleans to Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center. In 2001, Thomas was awarded “High School Jazz Vocalist of

Read More »


As part of TRINITY CHURCH WALL STREET’s commitment to jazz, a uniquely American art form and uniting voice for our collective story and experience, Trinity presents Jazz at One in collaboration with JAZZ HOUSE KiDSJAZZ AT ONE is a part of Trinity’s renowned Concerts at One series and is curated by our very own TED CHUBB. Through access, learning, career development, and community building, JAZZ HOUSE KIDS cultivates tomorrow’s global citizens so they may build vibrant communities.