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NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Reggie Thomas, head of jazz studies

March 25, 2020

Reggie Thomas is the coordinator of the School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program.

As NIU and the world around us deals with a global pandemic, artists continue to find ways to express themselves. In the College of Visual and Performing arts the learning and teaching hasn’t stopped, it’s simply evolved to meet the needs and limitations of the situation. Below is a video of Reggie Thomas continuing to do what he loves.

Reginald “Reggie” Thomas is Coordinator of the internationally recognized Northern Illinois University School of Music’s Jazz Studies program.

Thomas came to NIU from the Michigan State University College of Music, where he served as Professor of Jazz Piano. Prior to his position at MSU, he was Professor of Jazz Studies at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and was SIUE’s Director of Black Studies.