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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Bebop Moods: Instrumental Blues: Blues Gospel

By Location
United States - Connecticut

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The T.J. Thompson Trio

T.J. Thompson has been an educator, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor for the last seventeen years throughout the Midwest, New York, and New England. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Taft, he directs several musicals every year at various local theaters. He has a Master of Arts in Music Education from Teachers’ College at Columbia University, a Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Eastern Illinois University. He studied baton technique and orchestral conducting with Maestro Vincent LaSelva at the Juilliard School, and has studied piano with Henry Butler and George Cables. In 2000, he performed as a resident artist with Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and as a result was a featured artist on Branford Marsalis’ Jazz Set show on NPR. He taught at St. Johnsbury Academy and Johnson State College in Vermont from 1997-2000 and since has been the Director of Instrumental Music at the Taft School, in Watertown, Connecticut, where he resides with his wife, two daughters, and three cats.