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Moments Notice on WSHA - May 7, 2009

It was an honor to join Moments Notice, a contemporary jazz group based in Raleigh to help raise support for public radio at WSHA.
We played live on the air last week.
The band featured Bobby Moody on saxes, Ernie Donadelle on bass, and
Lou Padro on guitar. I joined them on my best keyboard. It was a good time.

JMQ plays over the air - May 7, 2009

In an effort to help WSHA (Shaw University Radio) raise funds for public radio, the JMQ went on the air and played live last Sunday. It
was very gratifying to be a part of
the effort to raise support for public radio and to be a part of the Jazz Mass Quintet.

Stanley Baird Group - May 7, 2009

It has been my pleasure to play keyboards for the the Stanley Baird Group over the past year. Based in Durham, this group has traveled all over the world on tour to Japan and
Korea and much of the pacific.
Stanley's latest compact disc,
'Traffic Jam' is available through

Jazz Mass Quartet - May 6, 2009

The Jazz Mass Quartet of St. Ambrose has invited me to become amember making it the jazz Mass Quintet of St. Ambrose. This began as an experimental music group to serve diverse needs in the context of liturgical worship in the Episcopal Church.
Originally funded by a grant, the experiment has been a huge success and now stands on its on.

Available for your party - November 9, 2008

A wide variety of venues can be tailored to your party to match the
numbers attending and your wallet.
Solo piano is an option for small gatherings. I also work with an 8 member band, The Stanley Baird Group. Stanley Baird on sax and i are joined also by drummer Cedric
Hardin and bassist Chris Thompson toform a quartet. In addition, the Tony ThompsonBandcomprised of keys, bass and drums is available for smaller receptions and parties, corporate socials and awards ceremonies, grand openings, dinners, and weddings.
See my add in the Raleigh Yellow Pages under entertainment.

Duo of keys and percussion - November 9, 2008

Tony Thompson is joined by Sam Hunter percussionist for the Stanley Baird Group for an evening of art and jazz music on the first Friday in December. The host for the event will be Artspace. This duofirst felt a vibe between them performing in concert with drummerToddProctor back in May 2008 at Pine Knolls.
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Celebrating 40 years of public radio
WSHA Radio. Please join us for the fund raiser this Saturday May 10th at 7:30 at Longview Center. I will be joining headliner bobby Moody and Moments Notice, a contemporary jazz group from Raleigh in concert. $25 donations go to support WSHA.

WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS - April 16, 2008

Contact the Tony Thompson Band
about wedding receptions, parties, & corporate events. We would be honored to serve you by providing
music in the background or foreground-both listenable and danceable. Outside, Inside. Call for a quote today. 919-851-0239


The benefit concert on April 11th was a smashing success with stellar attendance! Donations will go to the Medical Alliance of Raleigh. Thanks to all the people who made this possible, the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian community, 'A Touch of Brass' who opened the show under the direction of Chris Peffley, and special thanks to Marie Wessles who coordinated and planned the event. It seems almost impossible to describe the joy of playing the new Fazioli concert grand piano for the show.
This piano is handmade in Italy and brought to us by Ruggero Piano in Raleigh. The piano has a very light touch compared to a Steinway or Baldwin concert grand. It has a singing quality throughout the entire 88 keys.
There is an immediacy about the touch.....the synergy between touch and sound makes this piano a dream to play. This instrument is a brilliant addition not only to the church but to the community.

itunes carries CD iknow - April 8, 2008

you can now download selection from
the compact disc iknow to your computer online at CDBaby and, the largest music source in the world. Just log on itunes or CD Baby and request iknow by Tony Thompson. You can audition the tracks and make a selection. It's easy!!!

Forever Charmed CD downloads - April 8, 2008

As of this winter you can download
selections for the compact disc to
your computer and then to your ipod. Go to either or and request Forver Charmed by Tony Thompson!


The Tony Thompson Trio will be performing in a segment of the Greensboro day School music faculty recital. Randy Mintz, jazz bassist and teacher at the school will be joined by Tony and veteran jazz bass player Dave Shafer. Call Greensboro Day School for more information about the faculty recital or call me at 919-851-0239.

TONY in Concert April 11th - April 3, 2008

The Tony Thompson Band is presenting a benefit concert on Friday April 11th at 7:30pm. The concert is being held at the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary.
Donations will benefit the Raleigh Medical alliance which reaches out to those who can not afford proper health care. Opening up the show is A Touch of Brass, Cary's premiere
brass ensemble. Tony Thompson follows. Please join us for this
event! For more information email me at or call me at 919-851-0239. Look for you there!

Best is yet to come.... - March 30, 2008

It is an honor to be working with vocalist Carolyn Mitchell, an incredible artist and a good person.
She has been a guest with me band recently and turned a lot of heads through her magnificent voice and shear force of presence. Look for big things to come from Carolyn in the near future. For more information about my full Band with guests
Carolyn Mitchell and Bobby Moody on Sax please contact me. Free
demos are available.

JAZZ Mass Quartet - March 29, 2008

I am proud to announce that i am doing some projects with the Jazz Mass Quartet of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC. Dec. 6th was our first concert together. Last Sunday we played yet another. Please make plans for the Spring concert coming up on April 17th held in the nave of St. Ambrose. Call me for details at 919-851-0239.


A new CD project is underway. Lot's of new original recorded by my new band even as I write. Look for new music including some contemporary sounds and funk jazz from the Tony Thompson Band by the end of 2008!

DEBUT and more! - March 28, 2008

The debut of my new band The Tony Thompson Band went very very well at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. Those of you who attended thanks for coming!
Don't miss our upcoming Concert on Friday April 11th at 7:30pm. Donations benefit the Raleigh Medical Alliance which reaches out to those who can not afford proper medical care. The concert is being held at Kirk Of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC
Email me for details at

VISIT CD BABY LINK - March 15, 2008

Finally, I have reached a milestone and a ten year goal as my music is currently available on various websites including itunes!!!!!!
Please check it out at and also
www. CdBaby, com. Log on and conduct a search for Tony Thompson.
The titles available for download or
hard copy are 'Forever Charmed'
and 'I Know'.


Making the world a more harmonious place! Look for my ads in the yellow pages of Raleigh and Cary/Apex.

A Registered Craftsman Member of the Piano Technicians Guild,I own a piano tuning business serving central North Carolina. Call at 919-851-0239.
And stay tuned!

You can learn to play jazz and blues - March 8, 2008

I am taking a limited number of students who wish to learn how to play jazz and blues. Please call
me for details at 919-851-0239.
Lessons are available for keys,
bass, and beginning guitar! Look for my add in the Raleigh Yellow Pages.
I want to help you get in touch with your musical self!

MUSIC For Your EVENT........ - March 2, 2008

The Tony Thompson Band is available to play for your osccasion. Do you have a special event coming up?
Can you imagine live music at your reception? Your party? Your anniverary? Birthday? Our new musical offerings showcase contemporary jazz, funk jazz, instrumental R&B, and more. Our music is easy to vibe to, to dance with, and sing along!

Forever Charmed on NPR - July 2, 2007

Compact disc Forever Charmed
has seen airplay on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
Some copies of this disc are still
available from where you can also listen. You may also download individual selections from itunes for .99!!!!!!!!!! While you are there listen to IKNOW, the title cut from my last CD.
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