Thomas Linger, now living in Brooklyn, originally hails from Waynesville, NC. Winner of the 2017 American Jazz Piano Competition, he is a performer, composer, and teacher, playing throughout the east coast and NYC's top venues such as Dizzy's Club, Fat Cat, and The Django. Thomas leads his own trio in addition to engagements alongside luminaries such as Francisco Mela, Joe Farnsworth, Peter Bernstein, Saul Rubin, Brandon Lee, Brandi Disterheft, Pete Van Nostrand, and many others. Thomas's latest recorded collaboration is with guitarist Peter Bernstein on Steve Haines' most recent album, "Secret Stash". He is currently working on his first release of original music.