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About Me

Kareem Thompson is a professional pan-jazz musician who performs at clubs, festivals and concerts throughout the east coast and Caribbean area. Kareem’s main love is the steel drum he also enjoys playing the drum set, vibes and piano. He has recorded and performed with Ludacris, for Russel Simmons and for New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others. He studied Jazz Studies at Florida Memorial University for three years then decided to transfer to Berklee College of Music where he is currently studying Music Business. A native of Brooklyn, New York Kareem is now relocated in Long Island, New York. Kareem Thompson can be reached at or

Experience & Education


  • lead soloist for K.I.T Caribbean Connection
    June 1996 to Present (over 23 years)

    Kareem Thompson is part of a 6-piece caribbean-jazz band. He plays the role of the leader, lead soloist, and arranger.


  • BA in Music Business, Steel Drums at Berklee College of Music
    2008 to 2012 (4 years)
  • BA in jazz studies, steel drums at Florida Memorial University
    2005 to 2008 (3 years)