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Tony Thompson: Bio

- Jazz Piano,Organ, Composer, Vocalist

Tony Thompson (jazz pianist, vocalist & composer) has produced 5 CD’s since establishing jazz record label ‘Tonymanmusic’ in 1999.  Forever Charmed, a CD of originals, has been aired frequently on NPR. Original music from Tony’s last CD ( iKnow ) was placed on Fox Network’s popular TV show ‘Fringe’. Thompson’s soulful jazz piano solo arrangements of American popular song and R&B become artfully galvanized by drums and bass in The Tony Thompson Trio. In addition he works as a sideman for jazz titans such as New York trumpeter, Cindy Bradley.  Some of his numerous venues include the North Carolina Wine and Jazz Festival, Hartford Jazz Festival, the SC Jazz Festival, and the Fayetteville University Jazz Concert Series.  Tony and his Trio can be found regularly at C Grace Jazz Club and The Empress Room in Raleigh, NC where he is often joined by percussionist, Debbie Naves.  Tony and Debbie frequently collaborate at events as a duo featuring a Frank Sinatra Centennial Tribute.

Tony’s 5th CD was released January 2016 entitled Tony Thompson JAZZ that reflects the aesthetics and rhythms of jazz from the Hard Bop era to sounds o 1990's, primarily influenced by Miles Davis Quintet of the late 60's.  The original feature song is 'Miles Said'.

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