Barbara Thompson

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Birthday
27, 1944
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
England

About

Jazz musician who married Jon Hiseman, the drummer from Colosseum.

Before Fame

She studied clarinet, flute, classical composition, and piano at the Royal College of Music. However, it was exposure to John Coltrane and Duke Ellington that provoked her interest in jazz.

Trivia

She performed with Colosseum on some of the band's albums and helped found the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble, Latin/rock band Barbara Thompson's Jubiaba, and Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia.

Family Life

She and Hiseman had one son, Marcus, in 1972 and one daughter, future singer/songwriter Ana Gracey, in 1975.

Associated With

She worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber on several recordings.