Scott H. Thompson
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 Public 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 since 2004 at JALC and continues to do so, totaling 100-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.
Dot Time Records
Aaron Bernard Brim
National Jazz Museum in Harlem
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys
Ginny's Supper Club - Harlem
The Rodriguez Brothers
The Rodriguez Brothers
"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
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