Biography

The Trio Trés Bien is composed of three brothers, Jeter, Harold, and Howard Thompson. Jeter Thompson was the pianist and leader of the world famous Quartette Trés Bien, known for their recording hits, "Boss Trés Bien" and "Kilimanjaro" on Decca Records. He is now the leader of the Trio Trés Bien.


Jeter Thompson -Piano & Keyboards

Jeter has appeared in numerous concerts and clubs, which include the following:

-The Dick Gregory Show at the Apollo Theater in New York, NY
-The London House and the Plugged Nickel in Chicago, IL
-Baker's Keyboard and the Drome Lounge in Detroit, MI
-The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, CA
-Jazz Workshop in San Francisco, CA
-The Trident in Sausalito, CA
-The Blue Morocco and the Playboy Club in New York, NY
-The Ray Charles Show and the Embers in Indianapolis, ID
-The It Club, The Scene, The Watts Jazz Festival, The Adam's West Theater, Memory Lane, and The Living Room in Los Angeles, CA
-The Sarah Vaughan Show at the Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis, MO
-The Nancy Wilson and Count Basie Show in St. Louis, MO
-Pep's Lounge in Philadelphia, PA
-Crawford's Grill in Pittsburgh, PA

Jeter also performed in concerts and clubs with the following artists:

-Thelonius Monk   -Hank Moberly   -Dizzy Gillespie   -James Moody   -Paul Chambers   -The Three Sounds   -The Jazz Crusaders   -Roland Kirk   -Ramsey Lewis   -King Pleasure   -Sarah Vaughn   -Dick Gregory   -Sammy Davis, Jr.   -Lou Donaldson   -Cedar Walton   -Ernie Andrews   -Dorothy Ashby   -Count Basie   -Oliver Nelson


Harold Thompson -Acoustic & Electric Bass

Harold Thompson, who plays acoustic and electric bass, has performed with pianist Gene Harris, vocalist Dakota Staton, and saxophonists Jimmy Forest and Sonny Stitt. He has appeared on numerous concerts and shows with the Trio Trés Bien in and around St. Louis, MO. Harold is a rare talent with loads of energy and a deep love for playing.


Howard Thompson -Drums & Percussion

Howard Thompson, the drummer with the Trio Trés Bien has performed with Josh White, Jr., vocalists Spanky Wilson and Johnny Hartman, and saxophonists Jimmy Forest and Sonny Stitt. Howard is a left handed drummer with an arsenal of tight rolls and natural swing. He has performed on numerous concerts and shows with the Trio Trés Bien in and around the St. Louis area. 
 

For more than two decades, the brothers have performed in the St. Louis metropolitan area, playing high-profile concerts, private parties, and at nightclubs and corporate affairs.

The group's latest CD, Coming Together represents the musical synergy of three brothers that culminates in what we feel to be, a universal language that can be heard and felt by all who appreciate music. As you listen to the music on this CD, you will become engaged in a musical journey that is filled with contemporary, swinging jazz. The jazz on this CD is flavored with African, South American, and Asian accents. We invite you to join the trio on its musical journey and reflect on the theme of love as you listen to "Tender Hearted". Continue the journey and envision the beauty of the Far East on "Sunset in Japan". Imagine the beauty of the rainforest on "Brazilian Rainbow". Clap your hands and pat your feet to the beat of "Plink" and "Funkarama". Appreciate the majesty of the Mt. Kilimanjaro as you listen to one of my original compositions, "Kilimanjaro". Come together with your loved ones and enjoy the new and exciting sounds of the Trio Trés Bien.

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