Chester Thompson

In 1995, Chester and his family moved from L.A. to Nashville. He is known for a very successful playing and recording career with such diverse artists as Weather Report, Frank Zappa, George Duke, Phil Collins, Santana, The Pointer Sisters, The Bee Gees, Jack McDuff, and many more. Chester is on the faculty at Belmont University in Nashville. He is very much in demand in the studios, and is constantly traveling to do clinics and master classes. Chester teaches drumset classes and ensembles at NJW, and is a Board member emeritus. In recent years Chester has led his own trio with two CDs to their credit (Approved and Simpler Times), and released a CD, Steppin, with a quintet including his former Weather Report bandmate Alphonso Johnson.