Leron Thomas is an American jazz trumpeter, composer and vocalist noted for his musical style as a masterful genrebender. Born in Houston, Texas Thomas attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He moved to New York City to study Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School university. There he studied alongside many notable contemporaries and began working professionally prior to his graduation in 2003.
Performing live with Billy Harper, Thomas also recorded with Bilal. In 2001, upon the release of Bilals 1st Born Second album Thomas toured as a member of Bilals band on Erykah Badus Mamas Gun World Tour, and the subsequent touring in the USA, Europe and Asia. He recorded with Dennis Ferrer in 2002 and played live alongside Roy Hargrove at The Trumpet Shall Sound series at the Jazz Gallery in New York. Prior to graduation in 2003, he was recorded as a sideman for Seven Heads and Velour Recordings. Noted as a promising new arrival on the trumpet, Thomas played live as a band leader and within Charles Tollivers big band.