Gary Thomas has been performing and recording professionally as a bassist for the past 10 years. After spending his early years as a musician in north Florida, Gary moved to Miami in 2007 to study music at the University of Miami. He has recently completed both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree from the University. Gary has studied under the direction of Chuck Bergeron, Gary Lindsay, Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland, and many more while in school. It was in Miami that Gary first began composing original music and performing as a group leader with several of his own ensembles.
In recent years, Gary has been recognized as a composer in Downbeat Magazine, and has participated in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Gary has performed alongside artists such as Shelly Berg, Kevin Mahogany, Ira Sullivan, John Fedchock, Mary Wilson, Richie Cole, and with the Woody Herman Orchestra. Throughout south Florida, Gary continues to work extensively as both a group leader and freelance artist and he is currently the bass professor at Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus.