by Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center for almost a decade. He was brought in to help launch the organization’s new facilities in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in 2004.
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 has been heard on WPKN since the 1970’s.
Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000, and worked in the New Haven Mayor’s Office of Public Information. Thompson has interviewed everybody from the Defense Secretary of the United States to Frank Zappa.
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 is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association.
Scott Thompson began his own public relations business in 2013 Scott Thompson PR.
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