An Evening with the Artist… Nationally renowned, Grammy Award winning, Steinway Artist – Minnesota’s own Butch Thompson.
Monday, March 12 at 7:00pm
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Butch starts with the best of the early jazz piano repertoire, then builds his concerts carefully with just enough commentary — laced with his dry humor — to give his audience a sense of the tradition he’s exploring. His reach is wide, from classic ragtime by Scott Joplin to New Orleans stomps and tangos by Jelly Roll Morton, lyrical blues and boogie woogie from southside Chicago, roaring Harlem stride by Fats Waller, early solos by Duke Ellington, and more.
Among Thompson’s many recordings is his acclaimed 10-volume solo series on Daring/Rounder and the 1997 Grammy-winning Verve release Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton.