Did someone say DUET!!!!? Check out this really cool duet of Tal Cohen (piano) and myself playing Cole Porter's "What is this thing called love?" at the Jazz FM station. What a great way to cap off our mini European trip.
Thanks to the Chris and Ruth. This was fun!
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Trini-born Miami-based Steel Pan player Leon "Foster" Thomas made a welcome return to the UK with a sell-out night of breathless virtuosity at London's Jazz@Piz...zaExpress on August 3rd.
Leon is the go-to guy for his instrument in the U.S and recently released a superb album called 'Metamorphosis.' Leon is steadily building a reputation for pushing the instrument into new territories.
His band included acclaimed pianist Tal Cohen. Following on from Leon's earlier solo session the pair came into Jazz FM for a duo session after the gig and performed an arrangement of 'What Is This Thing Called Love.'
It's always cool to see and read about yourself in a magazine. I am honored to be featured in the 2017 Venice magazine summer edition.
London, England, it is with great pleasure for me to present to you all for the first time, my latest album "METAMORPHOSIS", Aug 3rd, at the PizzaExpress Jazz C...lub (Soho) London.
Come join me and a very special cast of musicians as we present Steel Pan there for the first time.
Doors open at 7pm. Showtime 8:30pm
Tickets : £20
Please follow the link provided to reserve your tickets. Space is limited!
“Pan Master Leon Foster Thomas has taken the instrument most associated with his homeland of Trinidad, right into the heart of jazz composition and performance,... in a bold rhythmic and melodic encounter.” -All About Jazz
Leon Foster Thomas + Crew
Arts Garage : 180 NE First Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Fri. 13th Jan. 8pm
Tomorrow night, Leon Foster Thomas and his Quintet will light up the stage! The Trinidad-native is a unique force in the contemporary jazz scene, specializing i...n the Steel Pan. Don't miss this!
This teaser is bound to entice:
It's the first episode of Delray Morning Live with Kate and Ryan in 2017! And it was a great one! Ryan shared two exciting announements. The first is A Communit...y Conversation with Better Boulder on January 31st. Boulder, Colorado is considred one of the most exciting and attractive cities in America and serves as a model for other small cities that care about its history, present day quality of life and future sustainability. Three leaders from Better Boulder, which has sparked a national movement of cities seeking a better path for the future, will be in Delray Beach for an important community conversation. We encourage everyone to come out to this event.
Ryan also announced that Woo Creative and the The KTCHN - Creative Coworking space will be transformed into an art gallery on Saturday, January 28th. Over 10 artists, mostly from the Miami Wynwood Art District, will be showcasing their work. We invitre the community to stop by and enjoy this unique experience.
We also had two amazing guests on the show. Dr. Craig Spodak talked about the unique ways he has developed his practice Spodak Dental Group. He also discussed the creation of his nonprofit organization All-Star Smiles Foundation along side Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton. Lastly, he opened up about his transformational experience spending time with Richard Branson on Necker Island, Branson's private island. He learned a lot about leadership and being humble. He shared some incredible stories so check it out.
We also chatted with Julius, Founder of Nerd Alert. He talked about his entrepreneurial journey, why he loves doing business in Delray Beach and shared some business advice to remember as you continue to grow.
What are you up to this weekend? There's always lots to do in Delray Beach. Join the Old School Square Cornell Art Museum for their First Friday Art Walk. And check out the Arts Garage for some incredible upcoming performances including Leon “Foster” Thomas Quintet which will take place on Friday, January 13th at 8pm. The Steel Pan Master and his band will captivate the audience with their contemporary jazz style. There's still time to take advantage of Delray Beach Green Market which is open from 9am-2pm on Saturday and you can head over to Artists in the Park at Vetertans Park Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4:30pm.
Special thanks to our sponsors Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Destination Delray Beach Florida, Visit Delray Beach, Arts Garage, Old School Square, Delray Newspaper, and Woo Creative. #BetterDelray
I am honored and humbled to be included in this list. Thank you James Nadal!
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I’m happy to announce that my album, Metamorphosis, has been placed on the Official Ballot for the 59th Grammy© Awards!
Metamorphosis is being considered in the first round of voting for nomination in the following categories:
- Album of the Year...
- Best Instrumental Jazz Album
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
- Record of the Year - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
- Best Instrumental Composition - Kai-Fusion
- Best Instrumental Composition - Cry Of Hope
To listen to the album please click here: http://bit.ly/Metamorphosis_LFT
Fellow voting members, it would be an honor to have your consideration.
Appreciation would run deeper if you're able to take a moment and forward this message to anyone else who might be casting their vote in this year's Grammys and ask for their consideration on Metamorphosis's behalf. Even if you're not a voting member, I ask you to please continue to spread the word about this album. It's definitely a project I have put my entire heart and soul into, along with the help of some amazing musicians, engineers, photographers, and graphic designers.
Thanking you all for your consideration,
--Leon Foster Thomas