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Greg Thomas, CEO of the Jazz Leadership Project, is a writer, teacher, and entrepreneur. Greg has written about culture, race, and democratic life in publications ranging from the Village Voice, Integral Life, New Republic, Salon, UPTOWN, The Root, the Guardian Observer, and the New York Daily News—as jazz columnist. In fall 2020, he taught a nine-week online course, Cultural Intelligence: Transcending Race, Embracing Cosmos.
Greg has contributed to two books centering on the work and thought of his mentor, Albert Murray: Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation, and Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), for which he penned the Afterword. Greg has lectured on American cultural history and jazz at Columbia, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hamilton College, and Harvard. Since the pandemic and social uprising, he has been featured on a range of online platforms discussing race, culture, and leadership, including Rebel Wisdom, The Daily Evolver, Aligned Center, The Stoa, Coaches Rising, and Integral Life. His blog is Tune In To Leadership.