Respectable jazz artist who was simply popular in Europe through the 1970s and 1980s. He performed the clarinet in his high school’s music group, something he’d occasionally perform during his professional years. He founded the Butch Thompson Trio and New Orleans Jazz Originals. His family members observed his affinity for the piano as soon as age group three and began him in lessons at age group six. He made an appearance regularly on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie House Friend from 1974 until 1986.