Thomas was captivated by the stories, imagery and sound of music and the cinema from a very early age, tapping on the desk at school led to music and percussion instruction at nine. Jump cut to an aspiring jazz musician, he studied drums with jazz legend Tony Williams. Originally from Long Island, NY, he moved to Boston playing drums with local jazz groups in town for the next couple of years. Looking for recording and composing opportunities, he moved to NYC, playing drums exclusively at that time. For the next 12 years, he embraced that unique musical time and era and learned from working with New York studio legends, many of the top musicians, arrangers, engineers and studios in the world. He recorded dozens of commercials and studio recordings, along with myriad live jazz and pop performances, developing friendships and working relationships with busy musicians, writers and producers along the way, soon led to writing opportunities of his own. Writing music for more than 400 television ad campaigns led to being hired to compose music for film and television projects. With a passion for the orchestra and a depth of experience with all styles of music, he's composed music for films and documentaries around the world: USA, Italy, France, India, Dubai, Russia, China, The Netherlands, even Malta. He's won an NYU Film Composer award along with other nominations, having scored numerous award-winning films which have appeared at Sundance, NY Film Fest, Toronto and many more.
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