Ron first learned piano from his father Buddy Thomas. He entered the Manhattan School of Music as a Piano Major in 1959, changed his major to Composition the second semester. Studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the U of Pennsylvania in 1964, Stephan Wolpe and Roland Hanna 1968-1970, earned a Masters in Composition from Long Island University in 1970. In 1965 Ron traveled to the U of Illinois and experienced a jazz epiphany. He recorded with Pat Martino and Eric Kloss in 1972. In 1995 he and producer Richard Burton began recording and releasing his music on Vectordisc Records. He has also released three projects on Art of Life Records. He continues to teach, compose, record and perform widely. His influential friendships include John Cage and Herbie Hancock.
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August 15, 2011
Leron Thomas: Dirty Draws, Vol. 3
July 17, 2011
Leron Thomas CD Release Party at 92Y Tribeca on August 6th
February 04, 2011
Leron Thomas / 6 Figures / Logan Richardson at 92Y on February 18
January 08, 2011
Leron Thomas performs at Jason Moran's 713 → 212 songwriter event on...
October 30, 2010
New album by Leron Thomas - "Juxtaposed"
April 16, 2008
Ron Thomas + Paul Klinefelter: "Blues for Zarathustra" on Art of Life...
March 05, 2007
Les Paul (Mon) Mingus Big Band (Tues) Vince Giordano (Wed) the Brubeck...
April 28, 2006
Ron Thomas Trio-"Doloroso" Art of Life Records AL1021-2 CD
August 17, 2005
Festival of New Trumpet Music Continues with Diego Urcola, Leron...
October 21, 2004
The Ron Thomas Trio's "Music In Three Parts" on Art of Life Records
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Contact me at my website www.ronthomasmusic.com for details.
Coaching small groups in performance and composition. Master Classes for Piano and Composition.