Michael has done a beautiful emotional instrumental version of that gorgeous song. My buddy Carl Griffin, the great record executive, sent it to me a couple weeks ago and I just fell in love with it so I hope you will as well”

— Dave Koz, The Dave Koz Lounge on SiriusXM Watercolors

SHORT BIO

Nearly two years after emerging as a #1 national recording artist with his hit single “Baby Coffee,” Michael J Thomas has hit the pole position on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs chart again with his latest single, a powerhouse urban jazz re-imagining of “I’ll Never Love Again,” the end theme from “A Star Is Born” sung in the film by Lady Gaga. “It’s such a beautifully written song that I connected with the moment my music biz mentor Carl Griffin introduced me to it,” he says. “I knew we had something very special. The response at radio was tremendous, and I’m excited that it also caught the attention of my sax hero, Dave Koz. I’m very proud of what my entire team accomplished.” “Baby Coffee,” from his Sony Music distributed album DRIVEN, reached #1 on three national radio charts, including Billboard (where it stayed at the top for 4 consecutive weeks), USA Today and Smooth Jazz Top 20 with Allen Kepler. In addition to receiving terrestrial radio airplay across the globe, Thomas’ music has been featured on Sirius XM’s Watercolors, The Weather Channel and in the Warner Bros. film “Contagion” starring Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne. He has recorded with two-time Grammy® winning producer Paul Brown and is currently a Grammy voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

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REVIEWS

🎷"Michael has done a beautiful emotional instrumental version of that gorgeous song.  My buddy Carl Griffin, the great record executive, sent it to me a couple weeks ago and I just fell in love with it so I hope you will as well." - Dave Koz, The Dave Koz Lounge on SiriusXM Watercolors

🎷“You clearly know what you’re doing, and it’s great…congrats on an impressive career.” - Dave Grusin,  Legendary GRAMMY® winning Music Producer / Arranger / Musician, ACADEMY AWARD® winner, and the G in GRP Records)

🎷 Michael J. Thomas is an excellent and dedicated musician. He is a very fine and intuitive player and has one of the best soprano sax sounds I've ever recorded. I think he's a rising star with a great career in front of him. - Paul Brown, Legendary GRAMMY® winning Music Producer

🎷"Michael J Thomas’ six-track EP “Stream’n Love” showcases the saxophonist/songwriter’s prodigious talents, starting with his technical excellence and warm, rounded sax tone, which is interwoven with lush, synth-laden tracks. Thomas’ engaging original melodies ("Sippin The Yak”) and tuneful covers elevate this engaging project. Highly recommended."  - Carol Archer, Radio & Records (R&R) Smooth Jazz Editor, 1994-2009

🎷"Refreshing with a great sound...the sax style and horn licks hook you the second you hear it."-Mark Carter, Owner of WSBZ 106.3 The Seabreeze

🎷"It didn’t take long for saxophonist Michael J Thomas’ new release Driven to surge to the top of the smooth jazz charts, and it’s easy to hear why. The album is rife with catchy melodies and invigorating grooves, but it’s Thomas’ warm, inviting tone that is the “driving” force behind the proceedings, lending every track its verve and buoyancy. “Baby Coffee,” which charted No. 1 on the Billboard, USA Today and Smooth Jazz Top 20 lists, is among the album’s many highlights. At the forefront is Thomas’ silky sax melody, but the addition of synth horn blasts and a snappy backbeat help establish a relaxed vibe that still packs a punch. Thomas, who is also a skilled vocalist, plays with a singer’s sense of rhythm and time, and the interplay between sax and guitar at the song’s conclusion makes for a fascinating musical dialogue." - Brian Zimmerman, Jazziz

notable performances

🎷 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
     Avalon, CA

🎷 Seabreeze Jazz Festival
     Panama City Beach, FL

🎷 The Velvet Note
     Atlanta, GA

🎷 Saenger Theatre
     Pensacola, FL

🎷 The Golden Nugget Casino
     Reno, NV

🎷 The Louisville Palace
     Louisville, KY