Thomas Linger is a fresh addition to this generation of young musicians. Primarily a pianist, Thomas is an avid performer, striving for new ideas as an improviser and composer. Originally from Waynesville, North Carolina, he began his journey at the piano at age 5. Thomas plays in the Piedmont-Triad Jazz Orchestra, leads his own jazz trio, plays in the progressive funk group Dirty Laundry, and is a highly popular sideman. He plans to graduate from UNCG’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies program in May 2015.