The London Scene
Joe is musical director of The Ivy, London. He plays piano there four or five times a week, including once a week with a jazz trio. These collaborations, with the some of the finest jazz musicians in London, have led to Joe booking musicians for residencies and events across the capital. “Live music in bars and restaurants has taken a kicking in the last few years,” says Joe, “but people have clearly been missing it, because there is now once again a huge demand for great live musicians in the capital.”

The London pianoman
Whether accompanying West End stars in impromptu singalongs or carefully rehearsed performances on tv and on tour, turning film stars into piano players on location, or teaching the city’s kids about melody and harmony, Joe is most at home sitting at a piano, preferably in London’s vibrant West End.

“Best piano player in London!”
Sandi Toksvig (& Kate Moss)

“Joe Thompson is a genius piano player”
Tim Lihoreau, breakfast show presenter, Classic FM