HomeGrown Highlight: Chantal Thompson

The Kingston Jazz Society will be highlighting many of the outstanding local acts that will be performing as a part of next Saturday’s HomeGrown Live. The tunes kick off at 3pm at Monte’s. We hope to see you there!


Spotlight on Chantal Thomspon

Chantal Thompson is a local jazz and multidisciplinary artist who recently moved back to Kingston from NYC, where she recorded her first solo jazz cd with many great players from New York and Kingston. She has toured around previously with other bands such as directions, a seven piece fusion band, playing the Montreal jazz festival and the Jazz Café in London England, and was remixed by numerous international dj’s. On her latest cd Sirens & Stars, Chantal re- imagines beautiful soulful standards and originals in the cool jazz genre, with a bluesy introspection. “People have described the record as having a cinematic quality and this is something I am definitely interested in exploring.” To sum it up, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and Ornette Coleman.


Chantal takes to the stage at 6pm of the jazz venue of HomeGrown Live on Saturday.