The ‘What If A Woman’ singer will headline the 2014 Nile Gold Jazz Safari concert slated for Friday 3rd October at Victoria Hall, Kampala Serena Hotel.
The star will join local and international jazz maestros for the annual event. A source from The Annual Nile Gold Jazz Safari confirmed that Joe Thomas (A solid touch of Soul) is one of the planned headliners at The 7th Annual Nile Gold Jazz Safari. Joe Thomas was last in Uganda in 2008.
Who is Joe?
Joe Thomas is a seven-time Grammy Award-nominated American R&B singer and record producer. His 1997 platinum breakthrough album “All That I Am” reached #13 on the Billboard 200 album charts and #4 on the R&B charts. The hit singles from this album included the Top 5 R&B/Top 20 pop hit “All the Things Your Man Won’t Do” and the Top 5 R&B/Top 40 pop hit “Don’t Wanna Be a Player.”Back in Kampala: Joe Thomas
Joe’s next album, “My Name Is Joe”  became his most successful to date, reaching the top of the R&B album charts and #2 on the Billboard 200, and eventually selling more than three million copies. It featured the Top 5 R&B (#2) and pop (#4) hit lead single “I Wanna Know,” which also reached the top 40 in the UK and Australia. The single “Stutter” was #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks chart, and part of the Top 10 in the UK and top 20 in Australia.
Joe’s album “Better Days” was released in 2001, reaching #32 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the R&B chart. It featured two singles, “Let’s Stay Home Tonight”, which reached #18 on the US R&B chart, and “What If A Woman.” Joe’s 2008 release of his first independent CD “Joe Thomas, New Man” debuted in the Top 10 and reached #1 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s R&B/HipHop Albums Chart.
In July of 2009, Joe released his 8th and latest album “Signature” on 563 Entertainment/Kedar Entertainment Group. “Signature” debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart, and reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart, and #11 on the Billboard Digital chart. “Signature” was voted the #1 R&B Album of the Year on iTunes in 2009, and the new single “Worst Case Scenario” is the #1 most added song on Urban Adult radio.