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Heading to APAP!

 

The Vintage Vocal Quartet is the first ever "Artist Member" of American Performing Arts Professionals, can you believe it? We will be heading down to NYC next week to partake in the annual conference of APAP. If you're at APAP too, give me a buzz at thornewood@gmail.com or 617-833-3931.

https://www.apap365.org/Conference

Prepping the Leonard Cohen show

 

Working with pianist/arranger Mark Shilansky to develop a new show for the Vintage Vocal Quartet, a tribute to Leonard Cohen. Demo tracks will be available soon!

VVQ orchestral recording

 

Going into the studio today with my peeps the Vintage Vocal Quartet to record some of our holiday pops repertoire. Shout outs go to Gerhard Guter for realizing the awesome orchestrations of Kenji Kikuchi, as well as my former student and a cappella maven Tim Bongiovanni who will be producing the vocal session. His new studio is amazing!

Essential vocal versions of My Funny Valentine

 

There are hundreds and hundreds of versions of My Funny Valentine on Spotify. I looked through them and found what I thought were the most important vocal versions and put them in this playlist. You're welcome!
https://open.spotify.com/user/thornewoodmusic/playlist/3mMo84RxmHa1kQT1ec6Nrr

Rodgers and Hart would be proud!

Dancing to the swing music

 

The Vintage Vocal Quartet now plays dances! We put together a modified set list to satisfy lindy-hoppers for shows at the Dance Hall in Kittery and at the Watertown Arsenal Arts center. We had to tweak our set because a few of our ballads were too slow and a few of our uptempo songs were too fast, but we have been getting advice from dancers, as well as drummers and other sources like http://www.dancing.org/music.guidelines.html

 

Armory Sweet Armory

 

The Somerville Armory is our home away from home this month. A show on September 10 should be a blast, and then we are getting together with Dave Jamrog to record some performance videos in the big room in a few weeks. We haven't done a new video in a while (not since Adam joined the band) so this will be a great way to show what we are up to, and how we sound now. Hoping that down the road we will have enough video recordings to put them together on an EP to sell at shows.

Shirley you jest

 

Thanks to everyone who came to have dinner and see our show at the Bull Run in Shirley! This place is legendary but believe it or not this was the first time I had been there. Hope to be back for another show soon.

Vintage Vocal Quartet in Maine

 

Just got back from an awesome little tour...

Unity College

 

"Vintsge Vocal Quartet -- Thank you for an AMAZING show! You all have such talent, we were SO fortunate to have you!" -Sarah, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts

video shoot

 

Dave Jamrog came over to my house with all his gear and we recorded a bunch of stuff in my living room...

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Next appearances

  • December 11, 2018
    Sahara Club, Methuen, MA
     
  • December 20, 2018
    Avery Bar, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, MA
     
  • December 20, 2018
    Avery Bar, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, MA
     
  • December 27, 2018
    Avery Bar, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, MA