Audiences from Japan to Sweden, and many American stops in between, all enthusiastically agree: Susie Thorne is the real thing. A truly classy and classic jazz vocalist infused with real clarity. Real control. Contagious energy and authentic individuality throughout her considerable vocal and stylistic range. Perhaps that's why she was nominated for Best Female Jazz Vocalist 2007 at the Indie Awards in the U.K., and why she's getting airplay from Argentina to Italy.
This is not a borderline 'jazz influenced' vocalist or straight-forward balladeer who happens to be accompanied by some jazz players -- she's the real thing!
- Rob Lester, host of talkingbroadway.com in New York City
I'm very confident that I've heard, in my humble opinion, one of the five best jazz CDs of (the year)...
- Albert Price, host of The Jazz Is Out There, Birmingham, AL
I love so much about this woman; her total musicality, her tone, the way she plays with meter and melody... this woman breathes life into all the standards...
- Mark Ruffin, Listen Here Radio, Chicago
International jazz vocalist Susie Thorne, along with her stellar group of musicians, presents a 90-120 minute performance of traditional/popular jazz standards from the Great American Songbook appropriate for audiences of all ages. Education workshops are available and negotiable at an additional cost.
Options for more specialized concerts include:
• The End Is Nothing, the Road Is All: A Jazz Interpretation of the Works of Willa Cather
• An Evening with George & Ira Gershwin
• Ella, featuring the music of Ella Fitzgerald
• Sweet Seasons, jazz interpretations of the music of Carole King
• Both Sides Now, featuring the music of Joni Mitchell along with her renditions of classical jazz standards
• A Swinging Christmas
Maximum Fee: $6040
Technical Requirements: A performance space of 24' x 12'. Access to electrical outlet. Lighting is requested if available. PA is requested if available, or can be provided by band for standard situations. Sound system requirements involving large venues may need to be negotiated.