JOHN THOMPSON

accordion and vocal

John began playing the accordion at the age of eight at the Marsh Accordion Studio in Topeka, KS back in the '60's. He has always enjoyed the diversity of styles in the accordion repertoire, and finds his broad scope of musical interests very useful in playing with Voyager. John studied tuba at the University of Kansas in the late '70's, and later received a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson County Community College. Over the years he has taught accordion and played in a variety of bands with styles ranging from Salsa to Swing. In his non-musical life John is a Certified Chef de Cuisine at Maceli's Catering in Lawrence, KS.