…a torch singer who can swing, swing, swing.
Ed Bumgardner, Music Critic - Winston-Salem Journal
Based on her album, “I Want To Be With You” Thompson is a superb jazz artist. Her nuances are dramatic and tasteful. And she swings freely and evokes the blues without a lot of ultra-hip Scooby-doo.
Owen Cordle, Music Critic - Raleigh News & Observer
Cle Thompson has made "Tis the Season", one of the most beautiful Christmas albums I’ve ever heard. …. a first-rate vocalist. I could understand why Santa might replace his usual “Ho! Ho! Ho!” with one big“WOW!”
Ed Blanco - AllAboutjazz.com
Awesome…flawless. Cle is a phenomenal singer.
Loretta Devine, Actress, Los Angeles, CA
"Tis the Season" is one of the best holiday albums of the year.
Scott Yanow - LA Jazz Scene
She’s the real deal!
David McHugh, Film Composer - Mystic Pizza
Older jazz nuts like this writer will find a bit of a likeness to the great Anita O’Day in her approach. Cle is a very honest performer and makes this CD a treat. This CD will be appreciated by anyone who likes honest, straight ahead jazz.
Richard Bourcier, Music Critic - JazzReview.com
Cle uses her luscious alto voice to span the Jazz continuum. “Valentine” and “Afternoon”, in Ms. T’s hands, they’re all but reborn.
Alan Bargebuhr, Music Critic - CADENCE Magazine
…some of the best notes I’ve ever heard …some truly remarkable jazz from the fascinating Miss Thompson.
The Business Journal - Winston-Salem, NC
I’m an ancient Nancy Wilson fan and your voice blew her clear out of the water!
Lon Leatherland, Sparta, NC
Up there with Jane Monheit.
Robert Gingher - Greensboro, NC
“I Want To Be With You” is stunning. Not a missed beat, every syllable true and just gorgeous to listen to.
Molly Cheek, Actress, “American Pie”
I listen to your music and I feel like you’re singing just to me.
Mary Landis, Hinsdale, IL