"....he sets off fireworks that color the sky with bright
"My new CD STEP BACK is a compilation of many of my favorite songs. Each of them has influenced me in one way or another. I had to get them "on vinyl" as soon as I could - like a painter needs to get a grouping of colors and textures on his canvas before he can think of another creation. Well I can't paint.so I hope you enjoy stepping back with me (Please go to the "CD" page to listen to previews and/or purchase this compilation of classic jazz songs). "
In the Washington D.C. area the Mike Thornton Jazz Quartet plays at: Twins Lounge, Bohemian Caverns, Twins Jazz, State Theatre, Bistro Europa, the Ice House Cafe, the Kennedy Center, Bangkok Blues, and outdoor concerts throughout the region.
"In the jazz-pop spectrum, he fits somewhere between Mark Murphy
and Steve Tyrell
"He's unique. Twisting each vowel and consonant into a series
"Thornton shows his deep love for fun-loving Swing,
"....a Jazz singer who possesses the right combination of skills