The Lee Thompson Quartet
As one of the most recognized names in the local SA Music Scene, Lee Thompson has unleashed his project of Uber-Talented Young Jazz Talents with his self-titled group, The Lee Thompson Quartet. The multi-talented Thompson boasts a number of well-recognized Jazz artists and their versatility allows for performances as a Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet.
Lee is one of Cape Town’s most in demand musicians and has been associated with Top South African acts, including SA’s longest standing punk rock band, Hog Hoggidy Hog. He performed with the Springbok Nude Girls for 3 years and has performed as a guest with Freshlyground, the Violent Femmes and The Rudimentals. He has also recorded with Goldfish and Mix n Blend.
Lee and his various projects have performed at various major music festivals in SA and abroad including Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Up the Creek and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. In 2009, Lee was personally invited to play at the birthday party of local jazz legend Hugh Masekela, suitable homage to a committed career in the art of Jazz.