Chris Thompson is a freelance trumpet player based in New York City. He was first attracted to the sound of the trumpet at age eight when his father took him to see Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. In high school and college Chris studied trumpet privately with Ray Crisara, Vincent Penzarell, Laurie Frink, and Bob McCoy. Chris earned a BFA in Music Performance at The City College of New York in 1983 and soon began touring and performing with Jazz, Latin, Pop, and R&B groups in New York City, across North America, and in Europe, Asia, and South America. Chris has toured with the Broadway Show " Chicago " and international Latin Music artists including Tony Vega, Jose Alberto El Canario, and Cita Rodriguez.