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Teri Thornton, born Shirley Enid Avery was an American jazz singer. Thornton first performed in local Detroit clubs in the 1950s. She moved to New York City in the 1960s, where she found work singing for television advertisements, and recorded for several different labels. Late in the 1960s Thornton faded from public view, and only decades later was discovered to have been singing on various song poem records in Los Angeles on the Preview label as "Teri Summers." She played clubs in New York after moving back there from Los Angeles in 1983, and in the 1990s she fully revived her career

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber and Pat Coil

Read "New Releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber and Pat Coil" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber & His Orchestra (featuring Catherine Russell and Pat Coil, with a reissue from Madeleine Peyroux and a single from trombonist Nabou Claerhou, plus birthday shoutouts to Teri Thornton, Akiko Tsuruga, Mark Winkler, Sinne Eeg, Sherrie Maricle, Tomoko Omura and more. Thanks for listening and ...

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Jane Monheit: Come What May

Read "Come What May" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Some reviews should be easy, particularly when the artist is established, celebrated, and universally esteemed. Almost anyone interested in contemporary jazz and pop singing knows Jane Monheit. Quoting SFJAZZ directly, “In 1998, Monheit was a finalist at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition, taking second to the late Teri Thornton. She recorded twelve ...

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Excuse My Dust- -Dorothy Parker Returns to New York

Read "Excuse My Dust- -Dorothy Parker Returns to New York" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


To celebrate the return of Dorothy Parker's ashes to her native New York, we open with a new version of Mrs. Parker's classic “I Wished On The Moon," performed by Diana Krall, along with new releases from saxophonist Teodross Avery, vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, violinist Tomoko Omura, pianist Maggie Herron and the Flying ...

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Labor Day at Coney Island

Read "Labor Day at Coney Island" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The Labor Day weekend broadcast included new releases from vocalists Audrey Silver, Deb Bowman, Barb Jungr, Tracey Coryell, a single from pianist Lauren Lee, plus a collaboration of Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller, with birthday shout outs to Dinah Washington, Alice Coltrane, Teri Thornton, Valerie Simpson and Charlie Parker, among others and a nod to the ...

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Famous Jazz Mothers And Their Young

Read "Famous Jazz Mothers And Their Young" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The Mothers Day broadcast included new releases from Molly Hammer, Mary Stallings, Vivian Sessoms and Lisa Maxwell, with birthday shout outs to Carla Bley in the first hour, Mary Lou Williams in the second hour, plus vocalists Judi Silvano, John Proulx, Barb Jungr and trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis, among others, plus cuts from some famous jazz mothers ...

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Dinah Washington, Teri Thornton and a Cornucopia of New Releases

Read "Dinah Washington, Teri Thornton and a Cornucopia of New Releases" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


In this episode we celebrate some heavyweight jazz birthdays --Dinah Washington, Teri Thornton and Alice Coltrane, to name a few. Plus a bumper crop of new releases as summer winds down. Playlist The Diva Jazz Orchestra “The Rhythm Changes" from The Diva Jazz Orchestra: 25th Anniversary Project (ArtistShare) 00:00 Madeleine Peyroux “On a ...

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Benny's Hardbop Jazz Sundays Live At Creole's

This Holiday Season finds Benny's Jazz Sundays at one of the most respected music rooms in the tri-state area. Creole's Supper and Music Club was built with the intention of presenting music in a warm environment. We keep returning to this venue because it is ideally situated and specifically designed for the enjoyment of “Real Jazz" ...

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I'll Be Easy to Find

Label: Verve Music Group
Released: 2000

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Article: Album Review

Teri Thornton: I'll Be Easy To Find

Read "I'll Be Easy To Find" reviewed by John Sharpe


Vocalist and pianist Teri Thornton recorded a number of albums in the early 60s and then virtually disappeared from the scene. I'll Be Easy To Find finds Ms. Thornton, now 64-years-old, in fine form, her voice still strong. Thornton’s vocal interpretations display the kind of maturity and sincerity often born of hard times. The opening track, ...


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