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Adam Thomas performs a diverse array of music from favourite radio hits of this year all the way back to music from the jazz and big band era, and a wide array of classics in between. His unique sound combines elements of soul, jazz, indie and top 40 music. Aside from his own compositions, his performing song book includes hits by artists such as Sam Smith, Drake, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Al Green, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder and many others, all covered with sweet soulful taste.

Music began for Adam in the home; barely an evening went by when the record player didn’t see vinyl. Top plays were John Denver and Gordon Lightfoot.

He began formal music training at the age of eight on trumpet; he continued musical training throughout his school years in private lessons and in instrumental and choral ensembles. At the age of twelve he began electric bass lessons with his mentor Rick Stoen, and at eighteen acquired his first upright bass thanks to his grandfather. Along the way, after the prompting of some friends and mentors, especially Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Adam began singing as a soloist. His bass playing carried him to Texas for music school and then to New York to experience its unique energy and music scene. During his time at North Texas University he had the opportunity to brush shoulders, play music with and learn from such musical legends as John Abercrombie, Michael Brecker, Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Wheeler, Louis Hayes, Eddie Gomez, Lynn Seaton, Ignacio Berroa, Ed Soph, and David Leibman many others. In his professional career in Vancouver he has been given the opportunity to work with fantastic musicians from all over the world including Laila Biali, Jill Barber, Brad Turner, Bill Coon, Denzal Sinclair, David 'Fathead' Newman, Joey DeFrancesco, and many others.

Adam Thomas received JUNO Nominations in 2016 for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for his work in The Dan Brubeck Quartet and for Children's Album of the Year for his work with Ginalina.

Adam works currently as a performer, recording egnineer, and music producer.

contact: info@adamrobertthomas.com