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Isaiah J. Thompson

From West Orange, NJ, Isaiah began studying piano classically at the age of five, and eventually branched out to other styles and genres. After discovering how much fun it was to play jazz, he began to study jazz privately and was soon performing with Jazz House Kids and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra. Isaiah is a 3-time winner for Outstanding Achievement from the Music Educators Association and an Outstanding Soloist at both the Essentially Ellington and Mingus competitions. In recent years he has participated in the 2014 Vail Jazz Workshop, the 2015 GRAMMY Jazz Combo and was invited to participate in the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) 2015 inaugural Summer Jazz Academy by Wynton Marsalis

Album

The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition presents The Finalists

Label: Nu Jazz Records/Nu Jazz Entertainment
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Street Light Serenade (Original) -Joshua Espinoza; 2. Saint Mark's Place (Original) - Ben Paterson; 3. Mambo Inn - Arcoiris Sandoval; 4. Mozartin - Isaiah J. Thompson; 5. Walking To New Orleans - Oscar Rossignoli; 6. Cochise - Rina Yamazaki; 7. Confirmation - Dave Meder; 8. Just Squeeze Me – Joshua Espinoza feat Camille Thurman; 9. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Ben Paterson; 10.. Fox Hunt - Arcoiris Sandova; 11. IT Department (Original) - Isaiah J. Thompson; 12. Heart Beat (Original) - Oscar Rossignoli ; 13. My Funny Valentine – Rina Yamazaki; 14. After - Dave Meder

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Article: What is Jazz?

Jazz House Kids: The House that Jazz Built

Read "Jazz House Kids:  The House that Jazz Built" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar


When we think of jazz education, we might first think about what's developed at the college level and at music conservatories over the last fifty years or so, and then maybe consider how jazz instruction and jazz bands have flourished at the high school and middle school levels a little more recently. But beyond these settings, ...

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News: Recording

Blue Engine Records Announces The Release Of "Handful Of Keys" From The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

Blue Engine Records Announces The Release Of "Handful Of Keys" From The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records today announced the release of Handful of Keys on September 15, 2017, a live recording of performances that captured 100 years of jazz piano in one night in Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Today, the first single from Handful of Keys, “The Strawberry,” is available ...


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