Known for his smoky, velvet-like vocals and dubbed as "The Duke of Jazz Noir", Niles Thomas is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer – an avant-garde composer creating a musical cocktail mix of crossover jazz.
After an 8 year contract under the EMI and Warner Bros. Music umbrellas, respectively, Niles took a sabbatical from the music industry, but has returned independently with a compelling original collection of songs.
Niles Thomas’ distinctive style has been a passport to sharing the stage with many great artists including, 2X GRAMMY Winner John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, GRAMMY Nominee Anthony Wilson, GRAMMY Nominee John Beasley’s Monk’estra, 5X GRAMMY Winner Billy Childs, GRAMMY Winner Bill Cunliffe, 3X GRAMMY Winner John Daversa, to name a few, and has toured the globe performing on stages worldwide. His music has been licensed in film and television throughout Europe, Asia and America, including shows on HBO, NBC, TBS, Discovery Channel and Showtime, to name a few.
Along with long-time friend and world-renowned trumpeter, Bijon Watson (Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, the late Natalie Cole, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Alicia Keys, Harry Connick Jr.), Niles Thomas is the co-founder and co-producer of the popular Jazz Eclectic Concert Series that occurs regularly at The Smith Center of The Performing Arts in Las Vegas and co-hosts their radio show called B-SIDE with The Jazz Eclectic syndicated on KUNV 91.5FM Jazz & More along with Bijon Watson and radio personality, Sam Mann.
As one of the coolest and most influential presenters of the new jazz age, The Jazz Eclectic Concert Series presents an eclectic blend of world renowned artists including GRAMMY Award-Winning and GRAMMY Nominees that embody originality. "Bijon and I are bringing jazz to the forefront of the mainstream market – that place where jazz and pop meet," explains Niles. "For those with a low tolerance for jazz, we've taken a genre-bending approach, or what we call a Jazz Republic, eroding the boundaries between pop and jazz, writing and performing original music in a vocabulary that combines elements of both."
Jazz TX (San Antonio, TX)
June 23 & 24, 2021 @ 9:30PM
Proprietor's Reserve (Las Vegas, NV)
January 21, 2021 @ 7:00PM
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