Mike Thornton – Jazz Vocalist

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Fresh from touring with the nationally-known musical satire group “The Capitol Steps”, (www.capsteps.com), an NPR renown group based in Washington DC, Mike has been hitting every major and minor city in the U.S. for the last few years as lead-performer – (“Someone has to play Trump, but he’s a bitch to sound like while singing)”.

Now, just  as Mike’s new album is nearing completion, he is lining up jazz gigs throughout Europe and around the U.S.

Stay tuned!

“…he sets off fireworks that color the sky with bright colors.”
Jim Santella, Cadence Magazine

“In the jazz-pop spectrum, he fits somewhere between Mark Murphy and Steve Tyrell — not bad company. Thornton celebrates the genius of vocalese great Jon Hendricks, via a scat-laced ‘Joy Spring,’ with similar ease…Some hushed boomer balladry (Lennon and McCartney’s ‘And I Love Her’) help round out the program and underscore Thornton’s winning versatility.”
Mike Joyce, Washington Post

“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.”
Jim Santella, Cadence Magazine