A journey through life and music.BIOGRAPHY
Ms. Thomas is a popular vocalist in the Kansas City area and performs regularly throughout the country delighting audiences everywhere she is heard. Thomas is known for her seamless span of five octaves, and unique versatility and command of a variety of musical genres including opera, traditional choral masterworks, jazz, blues, gospel and music theater.
Thomas performs regularly with Grammy-award winning trumpet virtuoso, Doc Severinsen and has shared the stage with other notable players including Ernie Watts, Ed Shaughnessy, Mike Metheny, Wayne Bergeron and Byron Stripling. She has sung under the baton of James Conlon, John Morris Russell, Julius Rudel, and Robert Spano, and worked with arrangers Dick Lieb, Adi Yeshaya, Alan Baylock, and Jay Chattawy.
Performance credits include Thomas’ lead role in the world premiere of “John Brown” by Kirke Mechem and appearances with Lyric Opera Express of Kansas City. In addition Thomas was seen recently performing with Doc Severinsen and his Big Band at the Hollywood Bowl. She has also performed with the Cincinnati Pops, Ft. Worth Symphony, Utah Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Winston Salem Symphony.
When not performing, Vanessa lives in Lawrence, KS where she maintains an actively in-demand voice studio.
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