Born in September 18, 1965 in Bergerac (France) grew up in Toulon. Thomas begins studying guitar with TONY PETRUCCIANI in 1980, and then furthers his playing ability with J-P FLORENS in 1984.
He then moved into playing electric bass with the BELMONDO BROTHERS group but opted for the acoustic bass in 1988.
He participates in many tours in the South Eastern part of France, notably with PETER KING, TED NASH and BOBBY PORCELLI…
Additional performances include CHET BAKER (Grenoble
1987) TOOTS THIELEMANS (Jazz Festival Hyeres 1988) HORACE PARLAN (Aix en Provence 1989), JOHNNY GRIFFIN(Hyeres 1990) STEVE GROSSMAN (Marseille 1990)
Since 1997 Mr. Bramerie has resided in New York and shares his artistic time between the New York Jazz scene, various international performances, recording and teaching.
European tours with ARI HOENIG 4tet, JEROME SABBAGH 4tet, DAVID BERKMAN… Recordings with Karolina STRASSMAYER(featuring Wycliffe GORDON), DAVID SCHNITTER, ELIZABETH KONTOMANOU (featuring Jean-Michel PILC and Ali JACKSON)…
Several collaborations with one of the most influential sax player of his generation in Latin-Jazz, DAVID SANCHEZ. This includes concerts plus educational programs throughout the U.S. Concerts in international festivals and European clubs with Miles Davis’ drummer AL FOSTER. Member of the SIMON SHAHEEN Ensemble, Qantara, since 2002. Several tours and concerts around the world, including Carnegie Hall in 2003, “We Are the Future” concert in Rome in May 2004, with PATTI AUSTIN and QUINCY JONES and featured on MTV…
Member of the JEAN-MICHEL PILC trio since 2004. Many international tours and festivals. Recording “Live at IRIDIUM” (Dreyfus).