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About Scott Thompson Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: JazzinEurope is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support with his new curated and revised column for us titled “From Across the Pond”. His original article was published in PlayBill.

McCoy & McPherson both 80 play with Wynton Marsalis

Combine the hottest big band in the business with two of today’s greatest living jazz legends and you’re promised an evening of inspiration and love for the art form called...

Kurt Elling’s Big Band – March 1-2 / Rose Theater

Grammy® winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling brings his world premiere performance of The Big Blind, a radio-style musical drama to Rose Theater on March 1st and 2nd. Co-written by...

The Oscar Peterson Story by Scott Thompson

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1945 to parents from the West Indies, Oscar Peterson became one of the most renowned pianists in jazz history. On February 22-23 in The Appel Room at...

Wadada Leo Smith – America’s National Parks

Visionary composer, trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Wadada Leo Smith brings his multi-media presentation of America’s National Parks to The Appel Room for one night only on...

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels: 80th Birthday Celebration

Tenor titan, bandleader, and composer Charles Lloyd has played with everybody from Cannonball Adderley to Howlin’ Wolf. He is a leading figure on the ever-evolving jazz scene...

Monk Lives! by Scott H. Thompson

Monk Lives! On October 25-27 Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the annual Monk Festival in all three of its venues with world-class talent full of surprises! Thelonious Sphere...

Jazz in Argentina by Scott H. Thompson

  Editors note: After a recent telephone catch up conversation with Scott on his return from Argentina.  I asked him to share with our reader’s what’s the latest...

Maria Schneider add’s another award to her tally

Editors note: Maria Schneider continues to add awards to her we deserved tally.  Each year, in the USA, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor...

Dizzy’s Summer – Beauty and the Beat!

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola has another exciting summer schedule and continues to be on the bucket list of jazz lovers worldwide! New York City regulars find that the comfort, the...

The Day Miles Died by Scott H. Thompson.

Editors note: Scott and I regularly  connect and he’s a valued supporter and a senior writer for JazzInEurope. Scott is one of those people who recognizes that while Jazz...

Luminaries Chick Corea, Herlin Riley, & Helen Sung celebrate Monk in NYC.

Earlier this month, the Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrated the genius of Thelonious Monk in all three of its venues. The third annual Monk Festival took place on April 5 – 8...