Omari Thomas is a jazz trumpeter and saxophonist residing in Birmingham, Alabama. During academic years 2004 - 2005, Omari was a featured soloist in the UAB Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ray Reach. He is currently (2007) a member of several active performing groups, including the Magic City Jazz Orchestra, Bonus Round, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame All-Stars and Ray Reach and Friends. He is also a faculty member of the jazz education program of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Thomas attended Berry High School and holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Xavier University in trumpet performance.