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June Thomas Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Voice, Soprano

Background

June Thomas is a jazz vocalist/pianist who has played with regional jazz and r&b artists for over twenty years, including PF & the Flyers, Rissmiller/Thomas group, and others.  In May of 2012, June Thomas completed her M.M. in Jazz Studies at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.  She completed Level I of Somatic Voicework training under instruction by Jeanette LoVetri (2010).  She is a student of Hindustani vocalist Arati Shah-Yukich and has studied Indian vocal mnemonics with Philadelphia percussionist Lenny Seidman.  As a private voice and piano teacher at Muhlenberg College and the Lesson Center (Bethlehem, PA), June Thomas has been able to translate her love of music to others while amassing a supportive following in the Lehigh Valley.  Her current jazz group is an exciting hybrid of mainstream jazz and world fusion featuring many original compositions and arrangements.  June Thomas has performed with jazz artists such as Jimmy heath, Dave Liebman, George Young, Bill Goodwin, Steve Gilmore, Scott Lee, Phil Markowitz, Howie Collins, Duane Eubanks, John Swana, Bootsie Barnes, and others.  She has opened for Joe Henderson, Natalie Cole, and woody Herman’s Thundering Herd.  June Thomas can be heard providing vocal contributions to jazz legend Bob Dourough’s latest CD release, recorded at Red Rock Recording Studios.