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