Camille Thurman & MMT
(Camille Thurman & Marco Marzola Trio)
- Camille Thurman [tenor, soprano saxophones & vocal]
- Marco Marzola [bass]
- Nico Menci [piano]
- Darrell Green [drums]
Camille Thurman and Marco Marzola’s Trio,
A Quartet to remember.
They are a very Dynamic and cutting-edge combination of Talents.
They are simply Unique.
Camille rhymes with authenticity and brings a new freshness, a new sound in the realm of Jazz
through the richness of her saxophone sound and her enchanting voice.
Marco’s Trio is the blend of his most experienced musicians with whom he has shared the stage on many occasions, Nico Menci on piano, Darrell Green on drums, and Marco on bass. All three transmit their passion for Jazz through their own distinctive signature. Together, they deliver a power packed Experiences of Emotions and Excitements, drawn from the large repertoires of Original Jazz music and revisited Jazz standards from the most famous composers.If you are looking for an explosion of senses Camille Thurman and Marco Marzola’s Trio is an experience not to be missed.
Acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine as a 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 Fitzgeraldand Betty Carter. Her lush, rich & warm sound on the tenor saxophone has alluded others to compare her to tenor greats Joe Hendersonand Dexter Gordon.
An accomplished performer and composer, Camille has worked with notable Jazz and R&B icons Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Golson, George Coleman, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Jeremy Pelt, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington, Buster Williams, Wallace Roney, Jon Hendricks, Pattie LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Louis Hayes, Russell Malone, Valery Ponomarev, Charlie Persip, Nicholas Payton, Jacky Terrasson, Alicia Keys, Lalah Hathaway, Jill Scott and Erykah Baduamong others.
Camille performs with her quartet and has been featured at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, 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.
In 2015 Camille was a recipient of the Martin E. Segal –Lincoln Center Award for Outstanding Young Artists and a runner up in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition. She was also a two-time award winning recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award and a winner of the Fulbright Scholars Cultural Ambassador Grant to Nicaragua and Paraguay. Her compositions were featured and performed by her quartet in the 2013 ASCAP/ Kennedy Center “Songwriters: The Next Generation” showcase. Camille has appeared on BET’s “Black Girls Rock” as the saxophonist & flutist in the All Star Band.