@ 2016 by Rich Thompson


November 17-18th- Doc Severinsen big band show w/the Dayton Symphony Orchestra!

October 29th, Tony Caramia 100 year jazz milestone concert. 3pm @ Eastman's Hatch Hall. Tickets $10. Sold Out.

October 28th, Richie Cole "Alto Madness" featuring the Rich Thompson Trio w/Bill Dobbins and Dan Vitale. 8pm @ Musicfare in Buffalo, NY. Tickets: $30....Sold Out.


August 27th 5pm, Doc

Severinsen's "Trumpet Kings" featuring The Byron Stripling Quartet! Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rochport Ma.

July 24-30th Guest Jazz Clinician/director PAI @Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa.


July 13th, ESM Summer Jazz Faculty Concert @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30pm. Open to public.


July 12th, Trio East @ Kilbourn Hall Summer Jazz Concert Series. 7:30pm $10 cover w/out student ID.


July 9th Downstairs Cabaret, Susan Plunkett w/Andy Calabrese, Bob Sneider, and Kieran Hanlon. 5-7pm. $12


July 8th Hedges 9 Mile Point w/the Bob DiBuado Trio. 6:30-10:30


July 5th Eastman Jazz Summer faculty concert@ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30. $10 w/out student ID.


June 28th Tim Hagans Masterclass/performance for RIJF 2017 w/Bob Sneider and Dan Zieman in Ray Wright Room

June 23 and 30th, Trio East @ the Little Theatre Arts Cafe 8-10pm, no cover!  


June 3rd-"Trio East" w/Clay Jenkins-Jeff Campbell and myself @ Fairport Canal Days Festival, Gazebo 3:30-4"30


May 20- Erie Pa. w/Terese Genecco Little Big Band, Bill Dobbins, Evan Dobbins, Paul Gastpar, Bill Todd, Joe Boehle, etc..

May 12th- All day at the Zildjian Cymbal factory w/Aaron Jackson, Richard Flanagan, Jeff Westhaver, Paul Francis, and Leon Chiappini. 


March 23rd, Rich Thompson Trio w/Andy Calabrese and Dave Zaskoda @ Garber Porsche "Panamera" release Party 5-8pm.

February 10th* & 24th,"Trio East"

Live @ the Little Theatre Arts Cafe 8-10pm, Rochester NY

* Charles Pillow special guest!


January 27th, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Arts Cafe 8-10pm, Rochester NY.

January 4th, Music of Marty Paich Main stage at JEN in New Orleans, La. 8pm. Guest artist David Paich on Piano.




December 29th, Swinging in the New Year w/Byron Stripling Quartet. Lincoln Theater, Columbus, Ohio. 

December 30th, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm

December 5th, Guest artist w/Penfield Symphony performing Chick Corea's Concerto for Orchestra, 7:30pm

November 2016

Nov. 4th Doug Stone Quarte, Keuka College Jazz Festival.

7pm. Penn Yann , NY.

Nov. 12th, Rich Thompson Quartet w/Bill Dobbins, Jeff Campbell, and Doug Stone @ Pythodd Jazz room, 8-11pm


October 2016

October 10th, Clay Jenkins Faculty Recital, Kilbourn Hall, free w/student ID, 8pm.

October 11th, Charles Pillow Faculty Jazz Recital, Hatch Hall, free w/student ID, 8pm.

October 22nd, Rich Thompson Quartet w/George Caldwell, Doug Stone, Tyrone Allen II, @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8-11pm.


October 28th, Bill Dobbins Quartet @ RIT's Engle Auditorium, Bach to Bop and Back! 8pm. $10.



September 2016

Sept.2nd, Eastman Jazz Faculty Kilbourn Hall "kickoff" Concert, 8-10pm $10 or free w/Student ID.

Sept. 13th, Byron Stripling Quartet @ Tenessee Tech University. 7pm

Sept. 30th, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre, 8-10pm.

August 2016

August 28th, Trio East Live @ the Pythodd Jazz Room. 7:30-10:30pm


July 2016

July 3-15th Eastman Summer Jazz w/various faculty concerts.

July 8th, Trio East Live@the Little Theatre 8-10pm.

July 14th, Rich Thompson Trio @ Garber Porsche Reception for new Boxter S, 6-8pm.

July 23rd, Columbus Jazz and Ribs Fest w/Bryon Stripling Quartet and Doc Severinsen! 8pm

July 24-25, Recording new CD w/Byron Stripling Quartet! Byron, Bobby Floyd, Larry Cook, etc., Joel Moss engineering.

July 26-30th, Jazz director PAI 

Kingston, Pa.

July 31st, Nancy Kelly Quartet w/Dino Losito organ and Joe Carello saxophone, 2-4pm.

June 2016

June 29th RIJF Trio East appearing for 2 shows @ the Little Theatre 7pm and 9:15 Clubpass event.

June 24th Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe 8-10pm no cover!

June 16th Trio East @ Pythodd Jazz Room. No cover! 8-11pm

June 9th Byron Stripling Quartet w/Doc Severensin- Choral Gables Florida.

June 4th Rich Thompson Quartet w/Doug Stone, George Caldwell, and Tyrone Allen @ Fairport Canal Days 4:30-5:30 Kenelley Gazebo Stage.

June 2nd Rich Thompson Quartet @ the Pythodd Jazz Room 8-11pm Rochester, NY.


May 27th-Trio East-Little Theatre Cafe 8-10pm no cover, w/Clay Jenkins and Jeff Campbell


May 24-Tony Caramia and Eastman faculty at "The Downstairs Cabaret" 8-10pm Rochester, NY

small cover charge


May 21st-Mike Dubaniewicz Quintet at "The Other Side" 8-10:30 in Utica, NY small cover.


May 20th- Mike Dubaniewicz Quintet at the "Rome Community Center" 7:30-10pm in Rome, NY no cover



April 28th-Pythod Jazz Room-Rich Thompson Quartet


April 2nd -Pythod Jazz Room-Rich Thompson Quartet w/George Caldwell, Doug Stone, and Tyrone Allen



March 4th/5th -East Amherst Jazz All County. Guest artist/conductor w/concert on Sat.5th beginning 1:30pm. I'll be performing on Fred Sturm's tune "Patience" w/the top Jazz Ensemble.



February 29th Harold Danko's Quadrinial Leap year concert w/special guest Rich Perry. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman.


Febr. 19th-26th Trio East at the Little Theater Cafe 8-10pm


January 2016

Jan. 28th PAUSA-Buffalo w/Bobby Miletello Quartet 8-10pm


December 2015

Dec 11th, Trio East at “The Little Theater Cafe” 7:30-9:30  no cover-great food and drink.


Dec 20th, w/Nancy Kelly, Dino Losito, Bob Sneider at State Street Inn-Now call Holiday in on State St. in Rochester. 7-9:30pm.


November 2015

Nov. 5-8th, San Jose, Ca. Harker School Trio East + Harold Danko Concert/clinics

October 2015

September 2015

Oct. 13th, Clay Jenkin’s Eastman Faculty Jazz Kilbourn Hall Concert 8pm $10 w/out ID

Oct. 14th, Rich Thompson quartet Annual Multidisciplinary City Wide Breast Cancer Seminar

Sept. 4th, Eastman Faculty Jazz Kilbourn Hall Concert 8pm $10 w/out ID


Sept. 26th, Byron Stripling Quartet at Tempe Perf. Arts Center, Tempe Arizona

August 2015

August 29th Lewiston Jazz Festival w/Charles Pillow, Harold Danko, and Jeff Campbell.

Main Stage 2-4pm.

August 3rd-8th PAI, Pennsylvania Arts Summer Institute Jazz Week 6, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.


August 1st, Wolcott Wine and Jazz Festival w/Nancy Kelly, Steve Brown, Dino Losito