Lizzie Thomas Lizzie Thomas

Vocalist and musician Lizzie Thomas has made a name for herself in NYC as a swinging, sultry vocalist with a beautiful stage presence. She captivates her audience with the rare ability to sing with absolute precision on lightning speed tempos, with melodic freedom and control. Her phrasing is effortless and naturally swings.

She has won high praise performing and/or recording with many, including Russell Malone, Jay Leonhart, Xavier Davis, Alvester Garnett, Michael Kanan, Ron Affif, Frank Lacy, Antoine Drye, Pasquale Grasso, and John Colianni.

“I love that I can call a tune, for the rest of my life and I will never sing it the same way. That’s freedom, that’s provocative - That’s jazz.”

Lizzie Thomas started studying classical piano at the age of 8, clarinet at 10, and at age 12 her voice was discovered. She was graduated with a Vocal Performance BA degree from Belmont University, in Nashville TN, where she studied with Sandra Dudley. She also holds a Music Education Degree and certification in early childhood music. In Nashville, she worked with many indie alternative bands on keyboards while developing her authentic jazz presence and voice.

She recalls, “I fell in love with the improvisational spirit of jazz and the emotions proclaimed and evoked. I listened only to Billie Holiday for a year when I first heard her voice. I was mesmerized by the musical heartache in her delivery. It was Billie that taught me to sing only what was true to my heart.”

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By Raul da Gama - Dec 10, 2019 https://jazzdagama.com/music/lizzie-thomas-new-sounds-form-the-jazz-age/

Miss Thomas “nails” every one of the nine songs in this repertoire. Her versions are extrovert where they should be and deeply impassioned and introvert when the narrative and emotions call for it.

All of the music ere is, in effect, a miniature drama in itself and Miss Thomas nails the characters in them to perfection. Finding a wide palette of colours within her naturally warm voice she is equally in her element making her case in the bravado of “Fascinating Rhythm” as well as in the langorous lyricism of “The Very Thought of You”.

Jazz2Love Blog November 30, 2019 https://jazz2love.blogspot.com/search?q=lizzie+thomas

Thomas shows rhythmic control in her vocals that is awesome and entirely of her own creation

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Album New Sounds From The Jazz Age by Lizzie Thomas

New Sounds From The...

Lizzie Thomas
2020

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Album Easy To Love by Lizzie Thomas

Easy To Love

Lizzie Thomas Music
2014

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Album Santa Baby by Lizzie Thomas

Santa Baby

Lizzie Thomas Music
2014

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Album More Than You Know by Lizzie Thomas

More Than You Know

Lizzie Thomas Music
2010

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