Her tenor saxophone recalls the mastery of legends like Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon, while her scintillating singing and “remarkable scat prowess” (All About Jazz) has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter. Camille Thurman, one of the most astonishing young artists in Jazz today, honors and celebrates the enduring legacy of exalted pianist Horace Silver by offering an original take on his music and exploring his soulful 1970s jazz-funk through exciting new arrangements.
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Singers & Songbooks Series presented with Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent, Fisher Center
About the Artist: Camille is acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine as a "rising star" singer with “soulful inflection” and has worked with notable icons from Roy Haynes, Dianne Reeves, Charles Tolliver, Diana Krall and Pattie LaBelle to Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu, among others. 2018 season highlights includes performing with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra for the world premier of the historic work "The Every Fonky Lowdown" as a featured vocalist and, along with the Darrell Green Trio, being selected by the U.S. State Department to tour 5 countries in Africa as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador.
Photo by Phillis Kwentoh