Isaiah J. Thompson
feat. Felix Moseholm (bass)
Sunday, April 26
WITF Public Media Center
4801 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
Statement on Cancellation
Dear Friends of Jazz,
Our April 26 concert with Isaiah J. Thompson has been cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus, and in accordance with recommendations made by public health authorities.
We thank you all – our members, donors, audience, and artists – for your understanding.
On March 16, the Wolf Administration urged the statewide closing of non-essential businesses. This follows the March 15 recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to cancel or postpone all public gatherings exceeding 50 people for the next 8 weeks.
Certainly, we were planning to see more than 50 of you at this concert!
With 10 cases in Cumberland County and 2 in York, we are playing our part in minimizing the spread of this virus. Wash your hands, cover your cough, practice social distancing, and do whatever else you can to be safe.
Please also do what you can to support your favorite small businesses. Take a quick look at their websites and consider making an online purchase, buying a gift card, or making a donation. Every little bit counts! Check out a recent article in The Burg for more ideas.
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.