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Camille Thurman was born in St. Albans, NY. She is a saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer, and educator. Her lush, velvety, rich, warm sound on tenor saxophone has been compared to tenor greats Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon and Lester Young. Camille’s ability to sing four octaves and perform vocalese greatly influences audiences reminiscent of Minnie Riperton, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Her ability to take the sounds evocative of yesteryear’s legends and creatively pair them with the nuances, edge ad freshness of today’s music not only expanded the possibilities of jazz in the the upcoming generation but gained her the respect of audiences in Israel, Switzerland, and around the world. An accomplished performer and composer, Camille shared the stage with Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Golson, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys and other jazz and R&B icons. Camille leads her own quartet, which toured Russia, performed at the International Women in Jazz Festival, Super Jazz Ashdod Israel Jazz Festival, and others worldwide. She has appeared on BET’s Black Girls Rock as the saxophonist in the All Star Band and has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the Jazz Standard, just to name a few. Camille released two albums on the Hot Tone Music Label –Origins and Spirit Child.
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