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Pete Thomas (saxophonist)

Pete Thomas is a British music producer, TV and film composer, recording musician, and saxophonist. He was born in London and is now based in Southampton, England. He is also an expert in jazz music and theory.[1][2][3][4][5]

Pete Thomas
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Background information
Birth name Peter James Thomas
Born London, England
Occupation(s) music producer, composer, performer
Instruments Saxophone
Associated acts Dana Gillespie, Richard Thompson, Joe Jackson



Thomas studied saxophone at Leeds College of Music, obtaining a first class diploma. He has worked as head of jazz and pop performance at University of Southampton, where he also taught saxophone and composition.[6]

Thomas had one of his first professional gigs with Fats Domino. This led to working with Joe Jackson on his Jumpin' Jive album and world tours, as saxophonist and co-arranger.[7]

Thomas was a soloist on the Francis Ford Coppola film Tucker: The Man and His Dream and on Showgirls.[8]

He composes music for film and television; credits include Blue Ice featuring Michael Caine, Monkey Business for Meridian TV and American Kickboxer II.

He has worked on other projects for artists including:[9][10][11]


  • Thomas devised and presented the Music Makers saxophone tuition DVD, introduced by Jools Holland.[13]


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