Basic Background Info
Born in Los Angeles and raised in St. Louis, Kim Thompson has traveled all over the world to share her drum expertise with millions of fans. At the same time, Kim Thompson enjoys playing at her favorite New York City hot spots–The 55 Bar, the Stellar Blue Note, and Avalon the Nightclub.
Kim Thompson studied at the Manhattan School of Music and received a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance and Composition in 2003. After graduating, she performed and recorded with Mike Stern, Tia Fuller, Miki Hayama, and Kenny Barron. Kim Thompson has also worked at Colgate University, Fine Arts University of Wisconsin, and San Francisco Artist in Residency Program.
Kim Thompson was honored to be a member of Beyoncé’s debut, all-female band at the BET Awards in June 2006. Kim Thompson then went on to tour with Beyoncé in support of her album, B-day.
Kim Thompson has also performed with Jay-Z, Wallace Rooney, Terri Lyne Carrington, Gary Dourdan, Meshell N’Degeocello, Reveren Run of RUN DMC, Roy Hargrove, Richard Bona, Anthony Jackson, Raymond Angry, Jason Moran, John Blackwell, and Dennis Chambers.
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