Inwood Coffeehouse

Friday June 8, 2007 • Doors Open 7:30 PM

Start the summer hot with a sizzling Jazz finale at
Inwood Coffeehouse featuring

Arch "AT" Thompson and Friends

Arch Thompson ~ Flute
Leonardo Lucini ~ Bass
Blake Cramer ~ Vibes
Rafael Monteagudo ~ Percussion

Arch Thompson


Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Arch Thompson is a gifted flutist, composer, arranger and performer who upholds a rich and diverse musical tradition that extends from North, Central and South America to the shores of the Caribbean Islands. A serious student of music since the age of twelve, Arch attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles where he gained recognition for his creative and innovative style. He performed and toured internationally and studied at the U.S. Army Conservatory of Music. In the following years he studied with Cheryl Grand, a former member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the legendary Bill Green. He has toured extensively throughout the West Coast as a soloist. He later moved to Puerto Rico in order to fulfill his desire to master Contemporary Latin Jazz where he quickly became one of the featured Jazz flutist in the country and played with such notables as Dave Valentine, Jerry Gonzalez, Frank Lacy, Stefon Harris and Steve Turre.

While in New York, Arch studied intensely with Harold Jones, a premiere flute instructor with the Manhattan School of Music and Arch continued to focus on his professional growth. While studying and performing in New York, he began to synthesize his unique musical style which blends classical, jazz, funk and Latin into a sensational sound that moves from the tranquil and beautiful to a driving, pulsing, rhythmic fire that will have you dancing and singing to the captivating call of the Flute.

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