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Album Release Concert
@ Lied Center of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

May 5, 2023

This event will serve as an album release concert for her first recording as a leader! The concert and recording will feature Roger Wilder, piano, Eric Hitt, bass, John Kizilarmut, drums and Matt Otto, tenor saxophone.


Holiday Pops with the Florida Orchestra

@ Tampa, Fl, St. Petersberg, FL, and Clearwater, FL

December 13-15, 2019

Join Vanessa, Conductor Daniel Black, and the Florida Orchestra for an entertaining and festive Holiday Pops concert for the whole family.

Sounds of the Season with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

@ Clay Center, Charleston, WV

December 6-8, 2019

Vanessa joins Guest Conductor Michelle Merrill, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, to celebrate the Sounds of the Season.

June Jazz with Doc Severinsen

@ Elmhurst College, Chicago, IL

June 15, 2019

Join Vanessa and Doc Severinsen as they perform with the Elmhurst Jazz Band on the Elmhurst College Mall.

DCINY Presents Calling All Dawns

@ Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

June 9, 2019

Join Vanessa as she performs the 40th Anniversary Composition of Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, with Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.

Symphony at Sunset with the Salina Symphony

@ Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, KS

June 1, 2019

Join Vanessa and the the Salina Symphony for Symphony at Sunset, at the Eisenhower Presidential Library

A Night of Classic Ballads: James Bond and Beyond

@ Crystal’s Place, Lawrence KS

January 18th, 2019

Vanessa returns to Crystal’s Spot, for a very special evening of classic ballads, including favorites from the James Bond movie series. 

Christmas Festival with the Kansas City Symphony

@ Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO

December 12-18, 2018

Come for this joyous family Christmas concert, featuring cherished carols and Yuletide songs, talented special guests, bells, choirs and one jolly visitor from the North Pole.

Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor
Vanessa Thomas, guest vocalist
Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director
Rezound! Handbell Ensemble
Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, Christy Elsner, founder and artistic director

Holiday Jazz

@ Crystal’s Place, Lawrence KS

November 29th, 2018

Join Vanessa in an intimate setting, as she performs holiday jazz classics and other favorites, alongside jazz pianist Steven Bergdall. Co-Sponsored by Lawrence Friends of Jazz. For more information visit Crystal’s Spot at link below.

Holiday Concert at the Rex

@ The Rex Theater

Dec 2nd, 2018, Shows at 3pm and 5pm

Come ring in the holiday season with Vanessa and special guest, pianist Randall Fry. 

A Night of Jazz

@ Crystal’s Place, Lawrence KS

August 25, 2018, Shows @ 7pm & 9pm

Join Vanessa in an intimate setting, as she performs The American Jazz Song Book. Joining Vanessa will be guitarist Joe Schoonover. For more information visit Crystal’s Spot at link below.

Here’s Doc! With the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

@ Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Hartford, CT

July 13, 2018

Vanessa performing with Doc Severinsen and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in this outdoor event. Vanessa and Doc will pay homage to the Big Band era and other musical genres Doc has expertly mastered over 60 years in music.

Arizona Musicfest

@ La Casa de Cristo, Scottsdale, AZ

February 23, 2018

A star-studded ensemble of some of the greatest symphony musicians in the country converge on the Arizona Music Fest for an amazing evening of classical and popular music. Conductor Robert Moody and pianist Tamir Hendelman join superstar vocalist Vanessa Thomas for this once in a lifetime event.

Midwest Clinic w/ Doc Severinsen

Chicago, IL

December 20th, 2017

Doc Severinsen’s 90th Birthday Bash with the Dayton Philharmonic

@Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

November 17-18, 2017

Doc Severinsen’s 90th Birthday Concert with the Minnesota Orchestra

@Live at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

November 17-18, 2017

Vanessa performing along with trumpeters Allen Vizzutti and Byron Stripling. Also joined by guest conductor Jeff Tyzick. and violinist, Charlie Bisharat.

Elmhurst Big Band with Doc Severinsen

@Elmhurst College, Chicago, IL

June 17, 2017

Band Leader, Doug Beach.

Here’s Doc! With the Kansas City Symphony

@Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO

June 8, 2017


Doc Severinsen and His Big Band

@Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA

April 13, 2017

With Wayne Bergeron, Trumpet

Jingle Bell Doc, with Doc Severinsen and the Minnesota Orchestra

@Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

December 16 and 17, 2016

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