Noted as one of the great instrumentalist and clinicians in the musical arena, Syreeta Thompson’s musical gift proves to be both sincere and incomparable. The powerful trumpeter has managed to blaze the gospel and jazz industry circuits by sharing the stage with many of its greatest icons from the renowned Hezekiah Walker and LFT to the legendary Dorinda Clark-Cole.
Syreeta Thompson is a skilled and educated musician whose speaking and teaching schedules remains as in demand as her musical presentations. In fact, one of her premier achievements to date is her role as the Arts Education Director for Dorinda Clark Cole’s Singers and Musicians Conference, a renowned musical convention that inspires and instructs thousands of ministers and performers each year. The Grammy Award winning performer is a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and she holds a Master’s Degree in film scoring and jazz composition and arranging. Thompson has also skillfully written six curriculums for the East Orange School District.
Syreeta Thompson’s debut release entitled “In His Presence” was a meaningful project filled with special guest appearances including performances by Dorinda Clark-Cole and DeWayne Woods. Syreeta then released her sophomore project entitled “Winner” which included a diverse offering of inspired new material. The album shocked the music industry when it debuted at number one on the Jazz and Gospel Billboard charts and stayed on the top of the charts for over six months.
Syreeta was a master music educator and speaker at the 2018 Midwest Clinic International Orchestra and Band conference. is in the studio working on her third album, which will be released in 2020. She is also working on a short-doc entitled “Blow Yo Horn,” which looks at the lack of women in the industry, while giving a platform to recognize the women who are current players in field. In addition to her performance career she has become a advocate and inspiration for women going into performance, and she is passionate about continuing this work.