Is a multi-faceted vocalist/pianist who has played with regional jazz & blues artist for over twenty years including Mike Dugan, Maria Woodford, Todd Wolfe,PF & the Flyers, Rissmiller/Thomas jazz group and many others. Her most recent collaboration is with bassist/vocalist Rob Fraser in their eclectic duo Fraser Thomas. She has completed her MM in Jazz Studies at the University of the Arts as well as Level I of Somatic Voicework with Jeanette LoVetri. As a piano and voice teacher at Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA), Ms. Thomas has been able to translate her love of music to others while amassing a supportive following in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding region. She is sought after by recording artists and venues as a well-rounded, diverse keyboardist and vocalist and workshop facilitator.
June has performed with renowned artists such as: Jimmy Heath, Dave Liebman, Phil Woods, George Young, Bill Goodwin, Phil Markowitz, Duane Eubanks,John Swana. Bootsie Barnes, Rob Paparozzi, Phil Wiggins, Dennis Gruenling, and others. She has opened for Joe Henderson,Natalie Cole and Woody Herman's Thundering Herd. In the 1990's June toured with Bobby Vinton as his keyboardist/backup vocalist.
June works as a composer/arranger with regional artists and has contributed background vocals as a Bobette on Bob Dorough's cd release "Duets" w, recorded at Red Rock Studios (2012). June supplied overdub vocals for the 2001 Miramax movie production "City on Fire", a Far East production that has been released in an English format.
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