Eastman School of Music professor and drummer Rich Thompson has played with jazz luminaries like Marian McPartland, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, and Clark Terry. His past work also includes a stint with the Count Basie Orchestra where he played with pianist George Caldwell. Caldwell has also worked with a host of greats, including Cab Calloway, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and Art Blakey. Thompson and Caldwell will reunite at the Pythodd Jazz Room along with Doug Stone on tenor sax, and bassist Tyrone Allen.
Rich Thompson and George Caldwell perform Saturday, April 2, and again Thursday, April 28, at the Pythodd Jazz Room, 4705 Lake Avenue. 7:30 p.m. Free. 491-6649; richthompson.net.