Jamie Thompson has established himself as a versatile and innovative performance artist in Toronto’s burgeoning arts scene, and is the author of the critically acclaimed Urban Flute Project, one of Canada’s most popular music blogs; renowned as both musician and visual artist, Jamie explores urban history and architecture while celebrating grass-roots cultural initiatives and organizations. Respected as a prominent flutist and music pedagogue, Jamie has been on the Flute Faculty of the Royal Conservatory since 1988 and is a member of the RCM College of Examiners. Jamie's musical versatility is as varied as the locations of his Post-Industrial stealth performances, and is a founding member of both The Junction Trio which covers everything from Bach to Radiohead, and The Starfires, a psychedelic prog-rock/fusion musical collective. In demand for school lecture/demonstrations, Jamie is an itinerant instructor with TDSB and has been a guest speaker at U of T's Rotman School of Management for a Creative Industries class, expounding about his unorthodox and renegade artistic appropriation of public space. As a photographer, Jamie is a returning participant in Nuit Blanche (The Residue Group, 2011), Luminato and CONTACT. An active member of Toronto's Urban Exploring scene, Jamie introduces a haunting, musical component to UE adventures as hidden aspects of our changing urban landscape are documented and explored. Jamie has been an adjudicator for Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA) since 2008.
"Accomplished... exquisite... kudos to The Junction Trio for bringing us something that is both classical and contemporary." ~ Allan Pulker (The WholeNote)
Lance Dixon (St. Anne’s) has praised the The Junction Trio for “creating public space that fosters community through the spirit of creativity.”