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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.

Jimmy Cobb, Still Hitting Hard…

Drummer Jimmy Cobb is a 90-year old NEA Jazz Master that is still playing hard and keeping the groove with his trio consisting of Tadataka Unno on piano and Paolo Benedettini on...

Sounds of Cuba and New Orleans

They call New Orleans “the northernmost Caribbean city,” and Cuba is a culturally rich relative. These two hotbeds of rhythm are combined in Herlin Riley presents: Sounds of...

Transformation with Glenn Close and Ted Nash

On January 30th through February 1st in Rose Hall, a melding of the performing arts will take the stage entitled Transformation with Glenn Close and Ted Nash. This groundbreaking...

Patricia Barber-November Euro Tour

Internationally acclaimed American composer-singer/pianist Patricia Barber raises the bar with her 2019 recording on ArtistShare, her first since the critically acclaimed Smash...

Steve Miller and Cannonball’s Blues

Blues rocker guitarist Steve Miller continues his blues project with Jazz at Lincoln Center on Dec. 13-14 in Rose Theater as he explores the legacy of Cannonball Adderley. Joined...

ECM Records at 50

ECM Records…that unique jazz record label with the clearest, clean, distinguishable sound will be celebrated in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 1-2 with ECM...

Joe Lovano Universal Jazz Ensemble

Grammy® winner and multi Grammy® nominee, saxophonist Joe Lovano is at the top of his game, including being selected as Best Tenor Saxophonist in this year’s 2019 DownBeat...

New from Jimmy Cobb featuring Roy Hargrove – ‘Remembering U’

Legendary Drummer Jimmy Cobb Still Swinging After All These Years ‘Remembering U’  features guest appearance by the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove. A consummate...

Summer in the City – Dizzy’s Club Music Feast

Dizzy’s Club has a summer season full of world-class jazzers that will bring the heat with the beat. Weekend headliners include: Jon Faddis – July 18-21,  Catherine...

Organist Joey DeFrancesco Jams with the JLCO

It’s not every day you see a Hammond B-3 organ immersed in a jazz orchestra, but that’s exactly what’s happening at Jazz at Lincoln Center May 17-18 in Rose Theater as...

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...