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Original jazz in a traditional style is what defines jazz singer/songwriter Thisbe Vos.
Born in The Netherlands, the Dutch singer began her musical adventure as a teenager, when she joined the UK's No 1 Swing Band The Jives Aces for several tours of Europe and North America. Visiting over 30 cities in 20+ countries before the age of 21, it was during those tours that she decided to start writing original songs in the styles of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
Looking to record a classic yet contemporary-sounding album featuring a mix of jazz standards and her own jazz originals, she set out for Los Angeles in 2008 in search of musicians who would complement her vocals on this project in both fast and slow- swinging tempos. She found a musical mentor in veteran bassist Henry Franklin, who provided her first introductions into the Los Angeles jazz scene.
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“Thisbe Vos sings like Peggy Lee and writes like Cole Porter, this is the real deal.”
John Segars, WUCF Orlando, Florida
“Thisbe is outstanding. One of the best vocalists around.”
Mark Landesman, WWOZ New Orleans
“Vos' recording gives ballroom smooth and torchlight swing a modern gloss. The
songs have a Peggy Lee-style attractiveness and a Cole Porter-clad elegance.”
Susan Frances, Yahoo
“Thisbe Vos reminds us what used to excite us back in the days when the
spotlight in clubs and on the concert stage focused on a beautiful woman who
could move us with a song in a way that we finally heard the message of the
lyrics, the delight of the musical line, and in essence - the commitment to the
moment that made that experience special
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