Hailing from Haiku, Tadashi Thomas is an up-and-coming jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger on the New York City music scene. A recent graduate of SUNY Purchase, Tadashi refined his craft under the mentorship of legendary trumpet virtuosos Jon Faddis and Ingrid Jensen.
Tadashi Thomas’s musical journey is marked by an unwavering passion for innovation and a profound commitment to the art form. He seamlessly navigates the realms of bebop, swing, latin, and contemporary jazz, blending technical prowess with emotive storytelling.
Tadashi Thomas has already graced the stages of iconic venues like Dizzy’s Club, Birdland, Cafe Bohemia, and The Blue Note. These performances serve as a testament to his dedication to the rich legacy of jazz, pushing the boundaries of musical expression while paying homage to the genre’s history.
In collaboration with esteemed artists, Tadashi Thomas has shared the stage with 2-time Grammy Award winner Samara Joy, the exceptionally talented Justin Kauflin, rhythmic master Bobby Allende, and many more. These collaborations have enriched his musical palette, contributing to a unique and evolving sound that is garnering attention in the jazz world.
Beyond his prowess as an up-and-coming trumpeter, Tadashi Thomas is a prolific composer and arranger, creating works that resonate with depth and sophistication. His compositions stand as a testament to his commitment to expanding the jazz repertoire and pushing the genre into new and exciting territories.