Thomas Morgan (bassist)

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Thomas Morgan
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Morgan in Aarhus Denmark, 2015.
Background information
Birth name Thomas Morgan
Born (1981-08-14) 14 August 1981 (age 37)
Hayward, California
Origin U.S.A-
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Upright bass
Labels Verve, ECM, JMT, Milestone, Blue Note, Concord
Associated acts Paul Motian
Thomas Morgan performing with Niels Vincentz (s), Søren Kjærgaard (p) and Billy Hart (d) in Aarhus, Denmark (2017)

Thomas Morgan (born 14 August 1981 in Hayward, California) is an American jazz musician (upright bass, cello)[1] in contemporary jazz.


Morgan began playing the cello 7 years of age, before switching to upright-bass at 14. In 2003 he received his bachelor's degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Harvie Swartz and Garry Diall. He also took lessons with Ray Brown and Peter Herbert. Morgan worked with David Binney, Steve Coleman, Joey Baron, Josh Roseman, Brad Shepik, Steve Cardenas, Timuçin Şahin, Kenny Wollesen, Gerald Cleaver, Adam Rogers and Kenny Werner throughout his career.[2] He is also cooperating with Jakob Bro, Dan Tepfer, Jim Black, John Abercrombie, Masabumi Kikuchi and the Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman Quartet.[1] Morgan lead his own trio.[3]


With Bill Frisell

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  1. ^ a b c "Thomas Morgan (4)". Discography. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Morgan". Biography. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  3. ^ Ratliff, Ben (2014-12-12). "A Frequent Guest Star Takes a Turn Leading". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 

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