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Isaiah J. Thompson | University of Indianapolis Jazz Artist Concert Series

Starting on February 15, 2024 7:00 pm
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

Jazz Artist Concert Series: APA Jazz Artist Isaiah Thompson

Thursday, February 15, 2024
7:00 PM (EST)

American Pianists Association Jazz Artist Isaiah Thompson performs with the UIndy Jazz Quintet. 

Jazz Combo I bio:

Students in the University of Indianapolis’ Jazz Combo I perform music by jazz masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, and Thelonious Monk. This group also performs original songs written by its students and tunes composed for Broadway musicals during the early part of the 20th century.

The concert will be about an hour long and also be streamed live at https://www.twitch.tv/uofindianapolismusic

Isaiah J. Thompson bio:

Isaiah J. Thompson is the winner of the 2023 American Pianists Awards and the Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz of the American Pianists Association. Originally from West Orange, New Jersey, the pianist, bandleader and composer began studying at The Calderone School of Music from an early age. Soon after, Isaiah continued his studies with Jazz House Kids and NJPAC Jazz For Teens and was later admitted to The Juilliard School graduating with both his Bachelor’s in 2019 and Master’s of Music degrees in 2020.

Isaiah has performed with major artists, including Ron Carter, John Pizzarelli, Christian McBride, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Steve Turre and Buster Williams. His recording debut was featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records’ Handful of Keys album with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and he has since released multiple recordings as a leader.

He worked on the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack for Motherless Brooklyn, was named a Steinway Artist and has been awarded other accolades including, the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, and second place in the 2018 Thelonious Monk Competition. As a performer, Isaiah tries to emit love, spirit and respect and convey his personal experiences through his artistry and his everlasting love of jazz.

Isaiah J. Thompson is the winner of the 2023 American Pianists Awards.

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