BackStage Pass

Mardra and Reggie Thomas

Season 5 Episode 502 | 58m 48s

Mardra Thomas is known for her realistic portrayal of Billie Holiday in concert and on the theatrical stage. Mardra is a true jazz vocalist with a voice well suited to showcasing Holiday’s sculptured phrasing that stamped a signature style on jazz singing. Reggie Thomas is one of the most in-demand jazz pianists in the country, and can be seen appearing with the Legendary Count Basie Band.

Aired: 02/07/14

Rating: TV-G

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