Susie Thorne
 
  "I’m listening now and I have to say you swing right from the first note. I dig that!"
Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services, New York"She hails from Nebraska - but she swings like a big city girl!" That's what critics are saying about this artist's new CD. Born in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of a classically trained vocalist mother and a professional trumpet player father (who was an occasional sideman for such greats as Lionel Hampton and Gerry Mulligan), Thorne was raised with a great love of music.

After graduating from high school, Thorne traveled the United States as lead vocalist in a Rhythm and Blues band. Thorne also entertained fans as a solo piano/vocalist as she toured the U.S. / Europe / Asia.

Thorne re-connected with her Jazz roots while studying piano performance at the University of Colorado at Denver. Inspired by such legendary artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and Carmen McRae, she continued her vocal studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Thorne subsequently went on to perform for a loyal following in Japan and Hong Kong where she continued her jazz studies with American jazz artists on tour.

Her first CD, "Love for Sale" was greeted with critical acclaim and won her comparisons to the vocal stylings of the legendary performers. Thorne's second CD, "Blue Skies, Clear Day" is schedule for a National / International release in November 2006.

Take a listen and you'll soon know what Nebraskans have known for years! She's Omaha's best kept secret...but my guess is, not for long!

Recorded at:
SmithLee Productions - St. Louis, MO
Ware House Productions - Omaha, NE
Mix/Mastered - Dennis Moody Studios - Los Angeles, CA