Lauded US Singer Mike Thornton (USA) makes UK Debut at HJC
Friday 19th July 2019
Tickets: £15.00 Seat
Making his much-anticipated UK debut at Hampstead Jazz Club, we are delighted to welcome critically-acclaimed American jazz singer Mike Thornton.
Although his infectious, finger-snapping style may be reminiscent of old-school crooners like Tony Bennett and Mel Tormé, Mike Thornton swings and sways his way around the notes with the spontaneous agility of an instrumentalist: “A jazz singer’s mission is to cherish the melody, change it up and give the audience something new every night. The magic happens when all of us in the band are grooving together. It’s like a spark. You can feel it in the air.”
Singing with a swagger that leaves audiences in absolutely no doubt that he is very much his own man, it’s no surprise that Thornton is a star on the US jazz scene. It’s only a matter of time before he makes his name on this side of the pond.
‘In the jazz-pop spectrum, Mike Thornton fits somewhere between Mark Murphy and Steve Tyrell – not bad company. He’s a unique performer with a winning versatility.’ Washington Post
Mike Thornton – Vocals
Ross Stanley – Piano
Mikele Montolli – Bass
Tony Woods – Saxophone
Alfonso Vitale – Drums
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, as are seats at shared tables, where available.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm