Larry Reni Thomas

About Author Larry Reni Thomas

Larry Reni Thomas, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, is a writer/radio announcer/lecturer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who has worked at seven radio stations and whose journalistic work has appeared in downbeat and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten and Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!: A Fictional Account of The Wilmington Ten Incident of February 1971. Thomas also wrote The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, an article that included an exclusive interview with North Carolina native, Helen Morgan, who killed the 33-year-old jazz trumpet legend. Thomas’ lecture, The Carolina Jazz Connection With Larry Thomas, has been presented at schools, colleges, universities, libraries and public places since 2008, and he was also listed in the downbeat magazine jazz critics poll for 2012. Larry is presently writing a history of The Barn: Wilmington, North Carolina Jazz Mecca (1945-50). He is also featured in the documentary films: Wilmington On Fire and American Jazz Musician. Email: larryrthomas@bellsouth.net , blog: carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com.

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LARRY RENI THOMAS TOP JAZZ 2013

PEOPLE MUSIC—Christian McBride and Inside Straight—Mack Avenue Records MILES DAVIS MONO—Miles Davis—Columbia BRAND NEW DAY—Brian Horton—Doc8Music TOOTIE’S TEMPO—Al “Tootie” Heath—Sunnyside FROM BEHIND ENEMY LINES–Larry Price/Dr. Leonard King–Price Port LA RUMBA IS A LOVESOME THING—Paul Carlon—Zoho LIQUID SPIRIT—Gregory Porter—Blue Note FOR THE LOVE OF ABBEY—Marc Cary—Motema WOMAN CHILD—Cecile McLorin Salvant—Mack Avenue …

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THE JOE CHAMBERS RADIO SPECIAL ON WCOM-FM ON NOVEMBER 17, 2013!

Listen to “Sunday Night Jazz” November 17, 2013, 9pm-12mid, on  WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), 103.5 FM, for THE JOE CHAMBERS RADIO SPECIAL, a three hour long program, featuring Chambers’s music and an interview with the twice Grammy-nominated legendary musician, composer and educator.  Chambers has recorded as a sideman, a drummer/percussionist/vibist, and a …

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Third Annual John Coltrane Jazz Festival In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina! by Larry Reni Thomas

http://www.johncoltrane.com The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc., a High Point, North Carolina-based arts organization, presents, The Third Annual John Coltrane International Jazz And Blues Festival, August 31, 2013, from 1 pm to 10 pm, at Oak Hollow Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, in High Point, North Carolina. The festival will include …

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