Famous Minnesota Jazz Pianist & Clarinetist, Butch Thompson, dies at 78

Butch Thompson was an American jazz pianist and clarinetist best known for his ragtime and stride performances.

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Butch Thompson died at the age of 78 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Thompson’s spritely piano playing entertained audiences throughout the world and charmed fellow musicians. Thompson, the original pianist on “A Prairie Home Companion” passed away last week at the age 78.

Thompson’s family has plans for a private funeral, and a public celebration of life planned for a later date.

Butch Thompson Age, Family, Early Life

Butch Thompson was born on November 28, 1943(78 years old) in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, U.S. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

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We don’t have a lot of specific details on his family. Verified information about the Butch Thompson family will be given later.

Butch Thompson Wife, What about his Children?

Thompson seems to be a married man. Thus, there is no any information about his relationship.

Butch Thompson Career, What was his profession?

Butch began playing piano at the early age of three, and began taking instruction at age six. At Stillwater Area High School, he played clarinet in the band. In 1962 he joined the Hall Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band in Minneapolis and remained with the band for twenty years. From 1974–1986, he was a regular on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

Since the 1960s, he led the Thompson Trio. Throughout the 1970s, Thompson’s records acquired success in Europe. He traveled the continent frequently in the 1970s and 1980s, both as a solo performer and as a band leader or member. He wrote for jazz journals and created a radio show, Jazz Originals, for KBEM-FM in Minneapolis.

How much is Butch Thompson Net Worth?

As of 2022, the current net worth of Thompson is $1.5 Million.   

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Which school and college did he go to?

Butch studied at Stillwater Area High School.

Is he available on any kind of social media platforms?

Unfortunately, Thompson does not seem to be available on social media.

Physical Appearance of Butch Thompson’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Butch Thompson’s should be knows

Zodiac signSagittarius
Relationship StatusSingle