With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson's voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting Network and NBC-AM New York with the Imus In The Morning Show. He has covered everything from Presidential press conferences to hard news in-field assignments. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000, and worked in the New Haven Mayor's Office of Information. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. He knows how to pitch a story and to whom. Thompson has interviewed everybody from the Defense Secretary of the United States to Frank Zappa.
A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love Affair, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. He wrote all the monthly Playbill lead features during his JALC tenure, totaling 80-plus articles. He is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association.
While working in New York City, the media capital of the world, Thompson strengthened his contacts worldwide with his strong communicative skills and his easy-going personality. He has many friends in the business. Whether it's landing features on Japan's NHK television network or getting reviews in the New York Times, you can trust Thompson to get the job done.