MIKE THORNTON JAZZ COLLECTIVE – 9PM & 11PM

24
/ Jan
Monday
2015

MIKE THORNTON JAZZ COLLECTIVE – 9PM & 11PM

Venue
TWINS JAZZ
Time
09:00 pm - 01:00 am
Price
$15.00
Mike Thornton Jazz Collective
Mike Thornton – Vocals
Wade Beach –  Keyboard
Max Murray – Bass
Leland Nakamura – Drums
Chris Battistone –  Trumpet
Carl Cornwell – Sax and Flute
Presents:
A TRIBUTE TO HORACE SILVER!
Mike Thornton: Cadence Magazine wrote of Mr. Thornton: “…he sets off fireworks that color the sky with bright colors… “Thornton electrifies. He has the energy to lift any audience for hours on end. He’s unique. Twisting each vowel and consonant into a series of related musical tones, he gathers the best of both worlds: the dexterity of an instrumentalist and the lyrical passion of a singer.”
Thornton is regular performer with The Capitol Steps, has been a featured jazz vocalist at the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns; and many New York City jazz venues such as 55 Club, Arthur’s Tavern, Cleopatra’s Needle, The Garage, Red Blazer, Augie’s, and Torch. Mike has been featured soloist with Hartford (CT) Symphony Pops, as well as the NPR-based variety show “1990’s Radio Hour”. Mike has extensive acting credits; he was featured in “Shear Madness” and other New York productions. http://www.mikethorntonjazz.com/
Mike currently serves as Artistic Director for Swing Time – The Musical!.
Horace Silver
Mr. Silver made his own name as a unique and prolific American jazz pianist and composer. Silver is known for his distinctive playing style and pioneering compositional contributions to hard bop. Mr. Silver was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master in 1995 and received a President’s Merit Award from the Recording Academy in 2005.