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 1970s.
Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000, and worked in the New Haven Mayor’s Office of Public In-formation. Thompson has interviewed everybody from the De-fense Secretary of the United States to Frank Zappa.

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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 Di-Meola”. He is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association.
Scott Thompson began his own public relations business in 2013. scott thompsonpr