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Singer/pianist Jo Thompson, born in Detroit, Michigan, has appeared on television and in swank nightclubs that have taken her all over the world. London, Paris, Madrid, Havana, Montreal, Hollywood, Miami and New York, are only a few of the cities that have hosted her talents. She has performed in such notable nightspots as San Souci in Cuba, The Keyboard Club in Beverly Hills, California, Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe, Cafe Society, and Michael's Pub in New York. The Stork Room in London, England, and Ciro's in Miami. Jo Thompson's successes have included such achievements as having jazz great, Lionel Hampton, present her one- woman show to benefit her late husband's scholarship fund, the Albert Dunmore Journalism Scholarship at New York's internationally acclaimed, Carnegie Hall

Forever Fabulous

Label: Jazz Jewels
Released: 2010

NEWS: RECORDING

At 82, Pianist/Singer Jo Thompson Swings Her Way to Grammy Consideration

At 82, Pianist/Singer Jo Thompson Swings Her Way to Grammy Consideration

New York —JazzJewels Digital and pianist/singer Ms. Jo Thompson are proud to announce Ms. Thompson is in consideration for the upcoming 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. On Jo Thompson: Forever Fabulous the most beautiful, hip octogenarian you've ever seen or heard leads the J.C Heard Orchestra through fifteen cheeky gems, including an original Thompson instrumental composition, “Jumpin' ...

Slender, Tender and Tall

Label: Panda digital
Released: 2002
Track listing: Slender, Tender and Tall; Walking My Baby; Fine Brown Frame; Peel Me a grape; If I Could Be with You; I Love to Love; Shine Stockings; Just Squeeze Me; Up a Lazy River; Pennies from Heaven; Million Dollar Secret

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jo Thompson: Slender, Tender and Tall

Read "Slender, Tender and Tall" reviewed by Dave Nathan

It's nice to see an old friend coming home to jazz. After building herself a considerable reputation as a jump-swing, pianist/vocalist Jo Thompson has returned after a 30 year hiatus during which she raised a family. She has lost none of the pizzazz which characterized her performances when she was one of the few jazz singers ...


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