Tevin Thomas

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Tevin Thomas is a U.S. musician, composer, keyboard artist, producer and educator.

Graduated with Educational Technology Masters from New York Institute of Technology, he has been teaching music at PS.811x Bronx, New York, where he performs with autistic students.[1]

Tevin was born in Kansas City, Missouri and also grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thanks to his music teacher Richard Wilson, he had his first gig at the age 14, playing sax and keyboards in a jazz band at the Tulsa YMCA with Robert and Charlie Wilson (singer), Ken Collier and Troy Hanson. Since then, he has performed all over US and abroad working with: 802, Aisha Wonder, Ashford & Simpson, Babyface (musician), Bloodstone (band), Bobbi Humphrey, Craig Harris, Dionne Warwick, Gary Bartz, Gary Byrd, Impact Repertory Theatre, Jay-Z, Jeff Redd, Mary J. Blige, Nile Rodgers, Reverend Run and Roberta Flack. He is one of the very few pianists having performed with the godfather of avant-garde jazz Ornette Coleman.

Tevin Thomas co-wrote the song "Raise It Up" with Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and IMPACT Repertory Theatre, who performed in the 2007 film August Rush. “Raise it up” was nominated in 2008 Oscars in the Best Original Song category.[2] Tevin performed with Impact and Jamia Simone Nash at the 80th Academy Awards. In 2009 the August Rush soundtrack was nominated for Grammy Award.


  1. ^ Michael Smith (February 24, 2008). "A sweet sound?". Tulsa World. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Document Advanced Saved Help Start a New Search Buy Complete Document: AbstractAbstract Full Text Full Text IN TUNE WITH OSCAR - CITY TEACH EARNS NOD". New York Post. Feb 11, 2008.