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(315) Jo Thompson死去 92歳

Jazz singer Jo Thompson, who broke racial barriers, dies of COVID-19 complications
Orandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News
Mar. 10, 2021

Jo Thompson was described once as the "piano-playing Lena Horne." A jazz artist, Ms. Thompson performed well intoher 80s, building upon a decades-long career punctuated by performances at some of the country and the world's most illustrious cabarets and nightclubs.

From New York City's legendary Tavern On the Green to venues around the world, Ms. Thompson broke racial barriers during the decades she played the piano and sang to audiences from Detroit s top supper clubs to ones in Cuba, New York, London and Paris during the 1950s.

Ms. Thompson, a Detroit native and longtime resident, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from COVID-19 complications in Montclair, New Jersey. She was 92.

Ms. Thompson's brother, Dr. Walter Thompson, died of COVID-19 three months before his sister. 

Born in Detroit, Ms. Thompson began her entertainment career at Detroit's Northwestern High School. A classmate suggested that she sing and play piano in an amateur talent competition and her career took off from there, said her son Greg Dunmore, a Detroit-based journalist

デトロイトのジョー・トンプソンがコロナに感染し3月9日に亡くなりました。92歳でした。

2003年にB fratでライブがあり、聴きに行ってきました。当時、大阪にいたハービー・トンプソンとのダブル・トンプソン・ライブでした。1時間ずつの2セットでしたが、中身の濃いライブで楽しい思い出となりました。

ジョー・トンプソンの息子はGreg Dunmoreといい、デトロイトのOn Line TVでJazz関連のニュースを流しています。ハービーは同じデトロイト出身の歌手でダンモアと親しいのです。

それで、Joと組み合わせたライブが開催されたのです。R.I.P.    (2021/3/14)

                 ⇒ デトロイトのOn Line TV


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