Thomas Linger, based in Brooklyn, originally hails from Waynesville, NC.  Winner of the 2017 American Jazz Piano Competition, he is a performer, composer, and teacher, performing in NYC's top venues such as Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Dizzy's Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Fat Cat, and many more. Thomas leads his own trio in addition to engagements alongside luminaries such as Francisco Mela, Joe Farnsworth, Peter Bernstein, Philip Harper, Stacy Dillard, Brandon Lee, Brandi Disterheft, Pete Van Nostrand, and many others.  Thomas's latest recorded collaboration is with guitarist Peter Bernstein on a recent album Secret Stash.