Butch Thompson

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Butch Thompson
Thompson in August 2010
Thompson in August 2010
Background information
Birth nameRichard Enos Thompson
Born(1943-11-28)November 28, 1943
Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedAugust 14, 2022(2022-08-14) (aged 78)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
GenresJazz, ragtime, stride
InstrumentsPiano, clarinet
Years active1962–2021

Richard Enos Thompson, universally known as "Butch Thompson" (November 28, 1943 – August 14, 2022) was an American jazz pianist and clarinetist. He was best known for his ragtime and stride works. From 1974 to 1986, he appeared on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion.[1] From the 1960s until 2021, he led the Butch Thompson Trio.[2]

Thompson died on August 14, 2022 in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the age of 78.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Washington, Natasha (June 2, 2006). "Thompson Trio set for festival: This jazz pianist enjoys world-class reputation in his 40-year career". The Oklahoman. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  2. Yanow, Scott. "Butch Thompson | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  3. Bream, Jon (August 15, 2022). "Minnesota piano giant Butch Thompson dies at 78". StarTribune. Retrieved August 17, 2022.