Alan Thompson

Composer & Music Director

PlayMakers: They Do Not Know Harlem.

Alan is a saxophonist, keyboardist, songwriter, and electronic wind instrumentalist. He’s had guest appearances on several reputable local news networks, radio stations, and music festivals.

Radio/ Other: Alan was previously the host of Morning Jazz on 90.7FM WNCU. Known as DJ Who4thecru, Alan currently hosts a segment for 91.5HD-2 WUNC Music. Alan has played with several renowned artists including a prominent saxophone riff that was featured on the hit 2018 record Positivo a collaboration between Reggaeton superstar J. Balvin and Haitian producer Michael Brun.

Education/Training: Alan attended North Carolina Central University where he studied under Saxophonists Ira T. Wiggans and Branford Marsalis. He also received instruction from pianist Joey Calderazzo.

Alan believes that being an artist is more than an occupation; it’s a lifestyle that is inherited when oneself embraces liberation.

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