A Day in the Life of Isaiah J. Thompson

What is it like to be a rising star of the jazz world? How are the 2023 American Pianists Awards finalists spending their days leading up to the competition? Take a peek into the lives of these artists though our new short documentary series, A Day in the Life.

In our fifth episode, we visit Isaiah J. Thompson on his 25th birthday weekend. Concert footage recorded at Mezzrow in New York and the Warner Bros. Picture, "Motherless Brooklyn."


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