HMC Concert Series: Master Class With Dave Thompson

November 19, 2017 Add to Calendar

2–3:30 p.m.


Julia Lee L Hong


Jazz pianist Dave Thompson will present a master class on the music of Bill Evans. Pianists and other jazz musicians are welcome. There is no charge for the event, but seating is limited.

Dave Thompson has been teaching and performing for more than 25 years. He studied with George Shearing and Joanne Brackeen in New York City, and for many years with Don Haas in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has performed both as a solo performer, and with trio. He has also composed scores for documentaries and films for the Sierra Club and commercial video productions. His solo CD, Introspect, met with critical acclaim, including reviews by Marc Meyers of The Wall Street Journal,, and Grammy Award Winning Writer Neil Tesser of Chicago Jazz. Thompson is currently teaching master classes on the life and music of Bill Evans, at music programs around the US, and next year in Europe and Asia. He also accepts students for private instruction.