Butch Thompson


Birthday November 28, 1943

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Minnesota

Age 80 years old

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Respected jazz artist who was extremely popular in Europe during the 1970s and 1980s.

Before Fame

He played the clarinet in his high school's band, something he would occasionally do during his professional years.


He founded the Butch Thompson Trio and New Orleans Jazz Originals.

Family Life

His family noticed his affinity for the piano as early as age three and started him in lessons at age six.

Associated With

He appeared frequently on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion from 1974 until 1986.