Today I had the great pleasure to meet a kind and gracious elderly musician. I attended a Gotham Networking Luncheon. Mr. Thomas was a guest.Once a trombonist
with Dizzy Gillespie’s big band in the 1940s, he first recorded and
performed his own heartfelt and idiosyncratic songs in New York in the
60s and at age 91, he still has an unwavering belief in the possibilities of life.