Isaiah J. Thompson
feat. Felix Moseholm (bass)
Sunday, April 26
WITF Public Media Center
4801 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Isaiah J. Thompson is a jazz pianist, bandleader and composer from West Orange, New Jersey. He began studying classical piano at the age of five and quickly branched out to other styles. He was admitted to The Juilliard School at the age of 18 and since has performed with major artists, including Christian McBride, Steve Turre, John Pizzarelli and Buster Williams. He was featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records’ Handful of Keys album with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and has since won second place in the 2018 Thelonious Monk (now Herbie Hancock) Institute of Jazz Piano Competition.
Isaiah believes that artistry is a direct channel into the mind and soul of an artist, and as such, feels that it is important to not lose sight of one’s individuality or that of others. This had led to his ardent advocacy for diversity both in and outside of his field. As a performer, he tries to emit a feeling of joy and convey his personal experiences through music, and through his everlasting love of jazz.