Micah Thomas Trio

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Micah Thomas
Micah Thomas © Antoine Jaussaud

The Art of the Trio

»Music is a meditative practice for me. I attach importance to the main focus of always being present.« This is how Micah Thomas describes the relationship to his purpose in life. The 27-year-old is currently one of the most sought-after pianists on the New York jazz scene, widely admired for his understanding of harmonies and his technical brilliance. His first trio album »Reveal« with Dean Torrey and Kayvon Gordon radiates casual aplomb and detailed knowledge of jazz history, which the trio expands on with sparkling virtuosity in its collective.

»Reveal is a type of aesthetic declaration that definitively lays the foundation for a unique and innovative ›art of the trio‹,« writes the press and thereby raises the bar for future performances and albums. Micah Thomas, for whom music is a mouthpiece and a very natural form of expression, has so far always exceeded such expectations of his playing.

As a result, he has already impressed audiences at the Elbphilharmonie twice: as part of the Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet and as part of the Immanuel Wilkins Quartet, which you could also experience in the Fast Lane series. All good things come in threes? In this case, hopefully even more!


Micah Thomas Trio

Micah Thomas piano
Dean Torrey bass
Kayvon Gordon drums

Estimated end time

approx. 21:45



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