216. Dawn Antoinette Thomson was born on 23 January 1966 in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska. She began her elementary education in Seward, Seward County, Nebraska. She completed the second grade at Christmas Park, Beaurepaire, Quebec. For the third through sixth grades she attended the French School, Ecole Sauve, Deux Montaignes, Quebec. She was at Rosemere High School for the seventh, eighth and ninth grades, and the tenth and eleventh grades were at Fine Arts High School in downtown Montreal, Canada.
She studied music at Vanier College, 1983-1985. She graduated in 1991 from Concordia University, B.F.A. in Music . She received two Canada Council Awards to study jazz guitar privately in New York City with Jim Hall and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Dawn worked for the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music as an outreach music teacher from 1995-1999 and taught 3rd and 6th grade music in the Brooklyn New York public schools.
From 1993-2006 Dawn has released 6 cd's as a bandleader on many different jazz record labels. From 2001-2004 Dawn taught Jazz Ear training at The New School in Manhattan, New York.
Dawn Antoinette Thomson and John Nugent were married on 13 August 1994 in Montreal Quebec, Canada. John Nugent was born on 12 May 1963. He founded a jazz management company called NY JAM.
He became co-owner of The Stockholm Jazz Festival in Sweden. He also began The Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2002 and continues into its 11th Festival this coming June. It has become one of the most renowned Jazz Festivals in the United States.
Dawn Antoinette Thomson and John Nugent had the following children:
|Jess Reilly Nugent was born on 27 August 2002 in New York, New York County, New York.|