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Bio

Micah Thomas is a jazz pianist based in New York City. Born in 1997 and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Micah started taking classical piano lessons when he was two years old.

During middle and high school, Micah was the pianist for the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra for five years, under the leadership of first Todd Stoll and later Mark Donavan. He was also a member of the 2013 Vail Jazz Workshop and the 2014 Brubeck Jazz Colony. From his sophomore year 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 the Columbus Jazz Orchestra as a guest artist, and he has 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 at many venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Gallery, Cornelia Street Cafe, Smalls Jazz Club, and Jazz at Kitano, both as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman for such luminaries as Lage Lund, Stacy Dillard, Immanuel Wilkins, and Joe Saylor. He also appeared as a guest with Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in 2017.