Mike Thornton blends traditional classic jazz standards with a passion for performing works by live,
contemporary composers. Mike is following the footsteps of giants of vocal jazz by interpreting a new
generation of jazz artists. Performing on stages across the U.S. over his career, Mike has dedicated his
life to being an ever-evolving musician. Mike is a vocalist, musical director, actor, nationally-known
political satirist, director and producer. Before launching his professional career as a singer (and actor),
he attended Hartt School of Music, where he studied voice and music education and had the
opportunity to study with the great Jackie McLean.
During his days in NYC, Mike’s Jazz Quartet played clubs like the 55 Bar, Arthur’s Tavern, Cleopatra’s
Needle, The Garage, Red Blazer, Augie’s, and Torch.
In the Washington D.C