Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet
Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:00pm
Program to be announced from the stage. This program is approx. 90 minutes in length.
About the Artist
Isaiah J. Thompson, piano
Chris Lewis, tenor saxophone
Philip Norris, bass
TJ Reddick, drums
Jazz pianist Isaiah J. Thompson has performed with major artists including Ron Carter, John Pizzarelli, Christian McBride, Steve Turre, and Buster Williams. He made his recording debut on Handful of Keys with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. In 2020, Thompson released his own debut album, Isaiah J. Thompson Plays the Music of Buddy Montgomery. He also contributed to the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack for Motherless Brooklyn. Among his accolades, Thompson was named a Steinway Artist, received the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, and won second place in the 2018 Thelonious Monk (now Herbie Hancock) Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition.
Thompson believes that artistry is a direct channel into the mind and soul, and that it is important to not lose sight of one’s individuality. As a performer, he tries to emit his feelings of joy and to convey his personal experiences through his everlasting love of jazz.
Thompson began studying music at an early age at The Calderone School of Music and continued his studies with Jazz House Kids and NJPAC Jazz For Teens. At age 18, he was admitted to The Juilliard School where he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees.
This concert is made possible by generous support from Katherine and Peter Kend.
The Music Room piano, a Steinway Concert Grand, was the generous gift of Susan and John Freund.
The Music Room theatrical lighting was a generous gift from Adela and Lawrence Elow.
No photography or video / audio recording permitted.
Silence all mobile devices and alarms.
Wear a mask unless eating or drinking.