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John Thomas


Many mainstream jazz listeners initial skilled this trumpeter within the framework of pianist and composer Chick Corea’s extended versions from the Go back to Forever combo when a rhythm section that had already transitioned from bossa nova to large fusion was augmented by way of a little brass section, representing something of the florid garden story for the leader’s Latin jazz, flamenco, and also downright Andalusian leanings. John Thomas was nearing his second 10 years within the music business at the idea of taking part in this relatively typical music from the ’70s. He started touring and documenting with Kansas Town jazz legend Count number Basie in the next half of the ’50s. His skill at spitting out high records has also resulted in big band work for leaders like the dependable Woody Herman as well as the innovative Maria Schneider, amongst others. The trumpeter shouldn’t be puzzled with a very much old trombonist whose profession started within the ’20s. Thomas in addition has played on an incredible number of tv and film ratings, notably the sizzling tempo and blues soundtrack to Academy Award-winning biopic Ray. As an educator he offers carried out workshops internationally and it has written content articles on business lead trumpet for the International Trumpet Guild as well as the Jazz Teachers Journal.

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Died March 3, 2016, United Kingdom
Height 2.06 m
Weight 88 kg
Spouse Elaine Chambers
Awards Victoria Cross
Albums Creepy John Thomas
Movies Predator, Predator 2, Predators, Alien vs. Predator, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem, Wild Wild West, The Predator, Mission to Mars, Executive Decision, Behind Enemy Lines, The Rescue, Two-Fisted Tales, Shattered, Escape from Galaxy 3

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Dead Man on Campus 1998 director of photography - as John A. Thomas
The Last Days of Disco 1998
Still Breathing 1997
Under the Bridge 1997
Kicked in the Head 1997
Norma Jean & Marilyn 1996 TV Movie director of photography
Freeway 1996 director of photography
Venus Rising 1995 Video
Palookaville 1995
The Second Greatest Story Ever Told 1994 TV Movie
Barcelona 1994
The Night We Never Met 1993
The Bruce Diet 1992 Short
Witchcraft III: The Kiss of Death 1991 Video
Metropolitan 1990
The Outskirts 2017 completed
Younger TV Series 22 episodes, 2015 - 2016 director of photography - 2 episodes, 2015
The Mysteries of Laura 2015 TV Series 9 episodes
The Carrie Diaries TV Series 12 episodes, 2013 director of photography - 2 episodes, 2013
Mother's Day 2013 TV Movie
NYC 22 2012 TV Series 5 episodes
The Big C TV Series 26 episodes, 2010 - 2012 director of photography - 9 episodes, 2010
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy 2011
Sex and the City 2 2010 director of photography
Gossip Girl 2008-2009 TV Series 11 episodes
Sex and the City 2008 director of photography
Spinning Into Butter 2007
Six Degrees 2006-2007 TV Series director of photography - 11 episodes
The Warrior Class 2007 Video
Conviction 2006 TV Series 12 episodes
Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005-2006 TV Series 13 episodes
Gnome 2005 Short
Law & Order 1995-2005 TV Series 2 episodes
The Ranch 2004 TV Movie director of photography
Sex and the City TV Series 8 episodes, 2000 - 2004 director of photography - 28 episodes, 1999 - 2004
The Pennsylvania Miners' Story 2002 TV Movie
The Job TV Series 9 episodes, 2002 director of photography - 9 episodes, 2001 - 2002
The Hunley 1999 TV Movie
Hi-Life 1998

Camera Department

Camera Department

200 Cigarettes 1999 director of photography: second unit
One Fine Day 1996 camera operator: New York second unit
Barney's Talent Show 1996 Video short camera operator
Law & Order 1991-1992 TV Series gaffer - 22 episodes
A Shock to the System 1990 best boy electric
The Lemon Sisters 1989 electrician
Penn & Teller Get Killed 1989 best boy
Late Night with David Letterman 1988 TV Series videotape operator - 1 episode
Ironweed 1987 best boy - as John A. Thomas
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home 1987 best boy
Compromising Positions 1985 best boy
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 1983 electrician
Nightmare 1981 second electric: New York
My Dinner with Andre 1981 second electrician

Won awards

Won awards

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1995 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Cinematography Barcelona (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)

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