Thomas Ghea

Photographer: Marcus Jones

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Phone (w): (08) 7120 2409
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Software: Sibelius
Qualifications: Dip.Mus. (Jazz) UoA, B.Mus (Composition) UniSA, B.A. (Hons) UniSA.
Clients: James Morrison, James Morrison Academy, Generations In Jazz Inc., Adelaide Big Band
Score resolutions: A4, A3, 120gsm
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Audio: Grey Eggs And Ham
© 2018 Thomas Ghea

Score: Grey Eggs And Ham
© 2018 Thomas Ghea

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Thomas is an accomplished saxophonist, composer, arranger, music copyist, band leader and musical director based in Adelaide, South Australia.

He began his musical journey at the age of 5 when he started learning classical piano in his hometown of Alice Springs. After picking up the saxophone as a 15 year old, he moved to Adelaide to study at the Woodville High School Special Interest Music Centre where he graduated as the Music DUX of the class of 2013 and was the recipient of The Governor's Special Interest Music Centre Award. Thomas continued his studying and playing after high school as the baritone saxophonist in the 2014 Generations in Jazz Academy Band in Mount Gambier under the direction of Graeme Lyall AM, where he was awarded a Diploma of Music in Jazz.

Following on from the Generations in Jazz Academy, Thomas was accepted into the newly established James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier where he completed his Bachelor of Music in 2016, majoring in Composition. In 2017, Thomas completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) through the James Morrison Academy, specialising in composition for large jazz ensembles.

Over his career, Thomas has had the privilege and opportunity to learn from, record with and play alongside some of Australia's premier jazz musicians including James Morrison, Graeme Lyall AM, Mat Jodrell, Ross Irwin, David Jones, Troy Roberts, Carl Mackey and Phil Stack, as well as a number of international artists including Jeff Clayton, Ricky Woodard, Wycliff Gordon and Gordon Goodwin and his Big Phat Band. He has also been commissioned to write new music for high profile events including International Jazz Day 2017 and the 2018 Generations in Jazz Festival.

His music has taken him around the country to festivals and venues including the Generations in Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Convention Centre, Southern Jazz Club (Adelaide), The Gov (Adelaide), Bennett's Lane Jazz Club (Melbourne), Melbourne Convention Centre, Morrison's Jazz Club (Mt Gambier), The Jazz Basement (Albury/Wodonga), The Gap High School (Brisbane) and the Concourse Concert Hall (Sydney).

As a music copyist, Thomas is known for his high attention to detail and professionalism in the preparation of sheet music which has seen his work on music stands in front of the likes of the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, as well as big bands around the country. He is currently a music copyist and arranger member of the Music Arrangers Guild of Australia and the musical director of a number of annual corporate and charity events around the Mount Gambier area.