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Butch Thompson

Instruments  Piano, clarinet
Genres  Jazz, Ragtime, Stride
Name  Butch Thompson
Website  butchthompson.com
Years active  19??-present

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Origin  Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter, record producer, bandleader
Associated acts  Hall Brothers Jazz Band,
Role  Jazz Pianist · butchthompson.com
Albums  Yulestride, Plays Jelly Roll Morton Piano Solos
People also search for  Ken Colyer, Raymond Burke, Doc Cheatham, David Farrell, Craig Wroten, Andrea Du Plessis

Butch Thompson (born 1943) is an American jazz pianist and clarinetist best known for his ragtime and stride performances.

Music career

Thompson was born in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, began playing piano at the early age of three, and began taking lessons at age six. At Stillwater Area High School, he played clarinet in the band. In 1962 he joined the Hall Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band in Minneapolis and remained with the band for twenty years. From 1974–1986, he was a regular on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Since the 1960s, he has led the Butch Thompson Trio.

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In the 1970s, Thompson's recordings gained popularity in Europe. He toured the continent extensively in the 1970s and 1980s, both as a solo artist and as a band leader or member. He has written for jazz publications and produces a radio show, Jazz Originals, for KBEM-FM in Minneapolis.

References

Butch Thompson Wikipedia


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