Breakout Artist of the Year 2023

Arthur had the extreme honor of being named BEATS Magazine’s Breakout Artist of the Year for 2023. Click the length above to see the issue and read Arthur’s interview!


Listen to Arthur’s single “Smile” featuring Mindi Abair on saxophone. Smile made it on the Top 100 Songs of 2023!


Click the image above to view the video for Arthur’s latest release “Oasis”!


Arthur is a distinguished author. Click above to check out his work and to purchase his latest novel, “The Lion in the Mason Jar”.


Arthur is passionate about always giving back. Click above to learn about his latest campaign “We Can BEAT Cancer”.

Drums Speak©️

Arthur has a heart for our youth and takes his Drums Speak©️ school program all over the world.

YouTube Channel

Follow Arthur’s YouTube channel @arthurized64 to see his music videos and live performances!


Click above to purchase your own Arthurized©️ apparel! We have hats, leggings, tees, sweatshirts, patches, drum sticks, and books available!


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Arthur Thompson- a Tulsa native who now resides in Nashville, Tennessee- is a drummer, percussionist, singer, songwriter, producer, author, designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. He was the drummer for the late Wayman Tisdale.  Toby Keith recorded the song “Crying for Me” in honor of Wayman.  Arthur recorded and performed this song with Toby Keith, along with Dave Koz and Marcus Miller. It was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011. Arthur currently performs all over the world with Mindi Abair and many other artists, including Dave Koz on the yearly Dave Koz & Friends at Sea Cruise.

Deeply moved by the realities faced by at-risk children, as well as the drastic reduction of music and arts education in schools today, Arthur created Math & Music©, a curriculum that relates basic mathematical concepts with musical notes and scales incorporating repetitive auditory memorization skills. This curriculum has been taught in Oklahoma, Texas, and California. For over 10 years, Arthur was also a co-founder and a director of the Promises for Families© Foundation, which provided summer camps and school programs for children and youth with an incarcerated parent.  Arthur spent over 20 years as an elementary/middle school teacher and band director. He has created, grown, and developed music programs at numerous schools all over the country. When he is not traveling the world with his music, Arthur can be found teaching his Drums Speak school program all over the country. This program combines two of his passions: drumming and the youth! He has created a way to mix music and education by energizing, engaging, and inspiring children. He has an immense passion for both his music and the children that he works with on a daily basis.

Arthur thinks it is always important to give back, and recently launched a “We Can BEAT Cancer” campaign to support cancer research. This song is dear to his heart, and it spent 4 months on the charts and touched lives all over the world. He is currently working on another campaign called “Where Are You Now” to bring awareness to mental health issues experienced by so many.

Arthur’s music can be found on all your favorite streaming platforms. Be sure to check out his latest songs Smile, We Can BEAT Cancer, and Oasis. Arthur was honored to be named Smooth Jazz Network’s “Breakout Artist of the Year” for 2023.