Pete Thomas (saxophonist)

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Pete Thomas
Pete Thomas.jpg
Background information
Birth namePeter James Thomas
BornLondon, England
Occupation(s)music producer, composer, performer
InstrumentsSaxophone
Associated actsDana Gillespie, Richard Thompson, Joe Jackson

Pete Thomas is a British music producer, TV and film composer, recording musician, and saxophonist. He was born in London and is now based in Southampton, England, he is also an expert in jazz music and theory.[1][2][3][4][5]

Biography[edit]

Thomas studied saxophone at Leeds College of Music, obtaining a first class diploma, he has worked as head of jazz and pop performance at University of Southampton, where he also taught saxophone and composition.[6]

Thomas had one of his first professional gigs with Fats Domino; this led to working with Joe Jackson on his Jumpin' Jive album and world tours, as saxophonist and co-arranger.[7]

Thomas was a soloist on the Francis Ford Coppola film Tucker: The Man and His Dream and on Showgirls.[8]

He composes music for film and television; credits include Blue Ice featuring Michael Caine, Monkey Business for Meridian TV and American Kickboxer II.

He has worked on other projects for artists including:[9][10][11]

Discography[edit]

  • Thomas devised and presented the Music Makers saxophone tuition DVD, introduced by Jools Holland.[13]
Pete Thomas - Mr Lucky.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Experts".
  2. ^ "Southampton University Music".
  3. ^ "Intute - Jazz theory and improvisation course".
  4. ^ "IMDB - Pete Thomas".
  5. ^ "Beckmann Direct".
  6. ^ "Southampton University Music".
  7. ^ "Sax.co.uk Catalog".
  8. ^ Showgirls
  9. ^ "All Experts".
  10. ^ "Southampton University Music".
  11. ^ "The Joe Jackson Archive".
  12. ^ Blufunk Is A Fact
  13. ^ "Beckmann Direct".
  14. ^ "CD Universe".
  15. ^ Davis, Clive (2007-01-21). "Sunday Times". The Times. London. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  16. ^ "Chris Pearce - Navigation - Discography".
  17. ^ "Proper distribution". Archived from the original on 2011-05-24.

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