Born: March 8, 1969 Primary Instrument: Piano
Tracy Kash Thomas began her musical life as a classical musician. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas � a veritable jazz factory producing musicians such as Lou Marini and Stefan Karlsson � and a Master’s degree from the venerable Boston Conservatory, Tracy is an accomplished flutist. Add her impeccable songwriting, arranging and production talents to the mix and it is easy to see why she is an established musician’s musician in her native Detroit, where she currently lives, as well as in her previous hometown, New York City. Her unique brand of jazz and jazz-influenced rock/pop, thrills live audiences as well as her growing radio following.
In 2009 Tracy received a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Jazz vocalist and has been nominated for numerous others including Outstanding Jazz Composer, Modern Jazz Band, R&B Composer, and in 2007 for Best Jazz Album for her release, There and Back Again. Her composition “Wading in Waiting” was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2004 Metro Detroit Songwriting Contest.
Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull fame, enamored of her classical bent and rock sensibility, invited her on stage as a guest flutist at his 2003 State Theater concert.
Tracy was a featured performer on the Oxygen network’s National Tank Tour in New York City. Her song entitled “Home” can be heard on the CD ROM, which accompanies The Complete Idiot’s Guide to MP3. Her extensive media exposure in New York and Detroit, includes the nationally broadcast Mitch Albom Show, and she has done considerable radio and television jingle work nationwide.
Tracy can be heard on the 1999 release of gravelly popular NYC great, Alan Andrews, entitled Cleaned and Pressed. The Tracy Kash Debut album, Some Strong Potion, was released in February, 2000. Her second CD, There and Back Again, was released in July 2006. Her 2010 self-produced album “Sound Truth” was rated in the Top 10 of 2010 by Brett Callwood of Detroit's Metrotimes.
Thomas has a strong and distinctive voice, one that demands to be heard. - Dan MacIntosh, Indie-Music.com, December 2006