On Monday, 4 January 2016, Jennifer Thomas was pleasantly surprised to discover that her new album Winter Symphony won “Album of the Year” on music critic Michael Debbage’s Top 20 of 2015 list. She receives this well-deserved honor for her exquisite music having been listed among other astounding artists such as Jesse Cook, Paul Cardall, Enya, Wayne Gratz, and Heidi Breyer, to name but a few. The following review was written about her and her wonderful album:
With a lot of very good music released throughout the year the exceptional breath taking creations were a little harder to find than in past years. Nevertheless, with some very impressive moments including two big hitters Jesse Cook and Enya, once again no one stood out more than Jennifer Thomas’s Winter Symphony. While she was in good company it was without a shadow of a doubt that in spite of the specialty theme her creation was indeed Album of the Year and worth the shining star that she presented to the listening public.
Jennifer posted the following comment on her Facebook page in response to the exciting news:
Wow! I’m very excited to learn this morning that my new album Winter Symphony won “Album of the Year” on music critic Michael Debbage’s Top 20 of 2015 list. Michael has always been one of my favorite music reviewers, he is also picky and hard to please and so it makes me even more excited! I’m also very honored to have been among so many of my wonderfully talented fellow artists. Many others on the list are among my favorites – Ryan Stewart, Enya, Doug Hammer, Heidi Breyer, Paul Cardall and more.
Jennifer Thomas, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is an independent American composer, pianist, violinist, concert performer, and recording artist. She began playing the piano and violin at the young age of five. Her genre of music includes Classical, Crossover, and New Age, and she is known for writing and performing piano-centered orchestral music from classical music to classical music crossover and cinematic orchestral. She earned a music degree in Performing Arts/Piano Pedagogy from Brigham Young University (BYU) – Idaho.
Jennifer recently posted a video of excerpts of her live performance with the Ensign Symphony and Chorus on 14 and 15 December 2015 at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on her YouTube channel. The performance featured songs from her Winter Symphony album. She commented, “I’m so happy that I’m able to share with you my LIVE performance with the Ensign Symphony and Chorus that took place December 14th and 15th, 2015 at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. This is just the excerpts of my performance from the concert, but the choir and symphony also performed many numbers (I wish we had the full film footage for).”
Her album Winter Symphony may be purchased from iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Anyone who has never heard the exquisite music of Jennifer Thomas is in for a truly wonderful music experience that will leave them awestruck and asking for one encore after another.