All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Camille Thurman

Camille Thurman

Acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine as a “rising star” singer with “soulful inflection and remarkable, Fitzgerald-esque scat prowess” and hailed by All About Jazz as a “first class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof of the place”, Camille Thurman has been amazing audiences throughout the world with her impeccable sound, remarkable vocal virtuosity and captivating artistry. Many have praised her vocal abilities to the likeness of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter. Her lush, rich & warm sound on the tenor saxophone has led others to compare her to tenor greats Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon. An accomplished performer and composer, Camille has worked with notable Jazz and R&B icons such as George Coleman, Roy Haynes, Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Hendricks, Pattie LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Louis Hayes, Russell Malone, Nicholas Payton, Jacky Terrasson, Alicia Keys, Lalah Hathaway, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu among others. Camille has performed with her band at the Kennedy Center, Rose Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, The Library of Congress, the Sydney International Women in Jazz Festival, the Tomsk International Jazz Festival, the International Fano Jazz Festival and many other prominent jazz venues and festivals around the world

Read more
Radio
Album Reviews
Read more articles
Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

As a dedicated educator eager to share the rich legacy of jazz with the upcoming generation, Camille presents lectures, teaches ensembles and conducts masterclasses in various schools, colleges, camps and community centers. She believes, teaching the younger generation to appreciate good music and understanding it’s history is key in ensuring that the future of good music will live on. Camille’s masterclasses give students an awareness of the society surrounding them as well as a sensitivity to various disciplines that exist; music, art, history, science and various elements of culture

Read more

View More Photos

Discography

Watch

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.