Drummer Rich Thompson has toured with the Count Basie Orchestra and played with greats like Clark Terry, Marian McPartland, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie and Bobby McFerrin. As Associate Professor at the Eastman School of Music, he teaches percussion and directs the Jazz Lab Ensemble. But he hasn't stopped going on the road with top musicians like Byron Stripling. And his own trio recently released a CD, "Less Is More." If the past is any indication Thompson will be joined by a variety of Rochester's best jazz musicians when he takes the stage at Kilbourn Hall.
Rich Thompson performs Tuesday, July 8, at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. $10 (free with UR ID). 274-1100; Richthompson.net.