Category Archives: Camille Thurman

The Education of Camille Thurman (DownBeat, March 2022)

Thurman was the first woman to tour and perform full time with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. (Photo: Courtesy of Camille Thurman)

Imagine if Sarah Vaughan played saxophone like Dexter Gordon. That’s approximately the effect when the 35-year-old singer and tenor saxophonist Camille Thurman performs. She told me about her struggles with sexism and crippling self-doubt in my interview with her, from the March 2022 @DownBeatMag.

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A Night in Anzio, Italy (DownBeat.com)

What a beautiful experience it was to be among the first wave of American tourists coming back to Italy last week. I was there to attend “A Night in Anzio,” an invitation-only jazz party in the seaside town south of Rome, assembled by Polish saxophonist Sylwester Ostrowski. Here are my impressions of the experience on Downbeat.com. The line-up included four great tenor saxophonists – Ostrowski, Igor Butman, Alexander Beets and Camille Thurman – Green. Take a look at the video here:

https://www.facebook.com/Jazzcorner/videos/166890075503607.

Their version of Dexter Gordon’s song “Cheesecake” is a classic. I especially loved Igor’s solo at about 53:00. Big thanks to Sylwester, Arlette Hovinga and Lois Gilbert of @JazzCorner.com.

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Filed under Alexander Beets, Camille Thurman, Endea Owens, Freddie Hendrix, Igor Butman, Music Writing and Clips, Sylwester Ostrowski