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Dominique Thomas
Jill Scott - United States

Overview

Dom is a dedicated percussionist from Philadelphia who began to travel & study percussion at the age of 14. He and his mom traveled to Senegal & Mali West Africa to study drum and dance with the Nat’l Ballet of Mali along with other masters. He then attended Berklee college of Music to further his studies.

He continued to learn under some of the greatest players such as Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio Hernendez, and great friend and mentor Doc Gibbs of the “Emeril Live” cooking show.

Dom has played with a number of groups and bands in and around the tri- state area, starting with his mother as the lead drummer of a West African drum and dance group called “Kuumba”. From there he’s played with international artist and world renowned Afro-pop Baba Mal & Massamba Diop who’s done recordings with the Roots of Philly. He later toured with the Apollo Circus of Soul band as the percussionist. Continuing on his journey Dom has played with some of the top hip/hop & R&B artist such as Quest Love & Black Thought from the Legendary Roots Crew, Mos Def, Raheem DeVaughn, K’Jon, Syleena Johnson, touring and performing on “Dancing with the stars & Jay Leno” with Grammy award winning R&B singer Maxwell, Kindred The Family Soul, ended 2013 on a 16 city tour with Grammy nominated R&B artist Jaheim. In 2014 also performed in Johannesburg, South Africa with Jaheim. In 2015 played on Jimmy Kimmel with Philly’s own Jill Scott & currently which landed me a full time spot as her percussionist.