Paul Thompson has been playing bass professionally for over 25 years, including recording and touring stints with trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, as well as studying bass performance at Duquesne University. Recent playing credits include Hubert Laws, Geri Allen, Micheal Feinstein, Bob James, among others. Currently, he can be seen playing around the Pittsburgh area with Salsamba!, THOTH Trio, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, in pit orchestras at the Byham and New Hazlett Theaters, or performing with some of our city's rich jazz community. Paul has been a guest artist/clinician at Duquesne University, West Virginia University, Kent State University, Slippery Rock University, and West Virginia Weslyan College, among others. He is currently an Adjunct Instrumental Music teacher at his alma mater, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Performing Arts School.
Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School