Thomas Flippin

Classical Guitarist


Both acclaimed soloists who have performed around the world, Duo Noire fuses the classical guitar talents of Thomas Flippin & Christopher Mallett to make new arrangements of uncommon repertoire and commission some of the leading composers of their generation. They are currently working on their "Women of Guitar Commissioning Project" to make guitar repertoire more gender inclusive through commissions and a recording of premieres in 2018. 

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The spiritual successor to Alicia Hall Moran's critically acclaimed Motown Project, of which Flippin was an original member, Black Wall Street is the musical exploration of race, class, and their connections from the 1921 race riots in Tulsa Oklahoma's Black Wall St. district to the modern day. Black Wall St. fuses jazz, blues and classical music in remarkable ways and with an array of first-rate musicians: Jason Moran (piano), Brandon Ross (electric gtr), Tony Scherr (bass), Prasanna (electric gtr), Shalini Lakshmi (vocals), and Jalon Archie (drums). 

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