Pianist and composer Micah Thomas grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He started playing songs on the piano by ear at the age of 2, and shortly afterwards he started private piano training. From his sophomore year of high school onwards, Micah began gigging regularly with violinist Christian Howes, accompanying him on tours across the country, and has been a regular faculty member at his annual Creative Strings Workshop since 2015. He also frequently appears with Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra as a guest artist, performing with John Clayton and Joshua Redman for their 45th anniversary concert series in 2017. He has also performed throughout Ohio with many other distinguished musicians including JD Allen, Billy Contreras, Eddie Bayard, George Delancey, Cedric Easton, and Bobby Floyd.
In 2015, Micah Thomas moved from Ohio to New York to pursue a BM in Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School, and is now performing in venues throughout the city both as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman for such luminaries as Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross, Lage Lund, Melissa Aldana, Etienne Charles, Gabe Schnider, Harish Raghavan, Stacy Dillard and Joshua Redman. He also appeared as a guest with Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in 2017 alongside Sullivan Fortner, Aaron Diehl and Joel Wenhardt, and as a solo performer at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival.