Artist Description

The Chester Thompson Trio formed in 2011. Originally the rhythm section for the International Trombone Festival, the group found after a week that they enjoyed playing together and decided to make it a regular thing. For a year they played every Monday night at a lounge in the Vanderbilt area, and released their first CD, “Approved,” in 2013 and their second CD, “Simpler Times” in 2015.

Led by renowned drummer Chester Thompson, the Trio includes Joe Davidian on piano and Michael Rinne on bass. Besides a number of eagerly-awaited and well-reviewed dates around Nashville, the trio has toured Europe and their CD, “Simpler Times,” has received extensive radio play, rising to #5 on the Jazz Week chart.

Approved on CD Baby        SimplerTimes on CD Baby 






“Horn of Plenty,” recorded live at the Nashville Jazz Workshop


“Mi Mia,” Recorded live at the Nashville Jazz Workshop





Bio (pdf)

High Resolution Photo

Onesheet: Approved (pdf)

Onesheet: Simpler Times (pdf)

Review of 2012 Nashville Jazz Workshop Performance

“Approved” on CD Baby

“Simpler Times” on CD Baby