Scott H. Thompson
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Scott H. Thompson is a highly effective strategist for clients seeking enhanced media visibility.
Scott Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center
for almost a decade. He was brought in to help launch the organization's new facilities in
the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in 2004. He was also Publicist for Dizzy's Club
Coca-Cola. During that time, he established himself as a leading publicist in the
entertainment field, garnering praise from peers and music professionals alike. Thompson
initiated Scott Thompson PR in April 2013 and is growing a select client list, specializing
in entertainment publicity.
With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson's voice and work has been heard on
the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting Network and NBC-AM New
York with the Imus In The Morning Show. He has covered everything from Presidential
press conferences to hard news in-field assignments. Thompson co-produced the New
Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000, and worked in the New Haven Mayor's Office of
Information. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. He knows how
to pitch a story and to whom. Thompson has interviewed everybody from the Defense
Secretary of the United States to Frank Zappa.
A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All
Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather
Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love Affair, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence
of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. He wrote all the monthly Playbill lead
features during his JALC tenure, totaling 90-plus articles. He is one of the original
members of the Jazz Journalists Association.
While working in New York City, the media capital of the world, Thompson strengthened
his contacts worldwide with his strong communicative skills and his easy-going
personality. He has many friends in the business. Whether it's landing features on Japan's
NHK television network or getting reviews in the New York Times, you can trust Thompson
to get the job done.
Clients since April 2013:
Dion Parson & 21st Century Band,
The Blues Broads,
Elio Villafranca & Jass Syncopators,
Chris Washburne/SYOTOS & FFEAR,
Over the last nine years or so working with Scott Thompson at JALC has been a pleasure
and a learning experience for me. I always felt like he was my personal Publicist for
whichever event we were focusing on. His love of the music, the people and the passion he
gives to his work is infectious. I look forward to working with Scott again in the near
Joe Lovano, Musician
Scott Thompson is a great friend to the music. His dedication and ability has promoted
both the music and the musicians. We need more people like Scott!
John Scofield, Musician
Scott Thompson is always ahead of the game! His dedication and expertise in every genre
of music is a complete blessing to all musicians. The industry is blessed to have Mr.
Eddie Palmieri, Musician
Scott is a consummate professional in public relations, a big and dynamic presence at Jazz
at Lincoln Center. He is approachable, prompt and ready with a smile!
David Adler, Jazz writer