Category: Jazz Xylophone

The Villages, Florida – A Hub for Live Music

The Villages – A Hub for Live Music! If you love Live Music and are located near The Villages, Florida, you are in luck!  The Villages has live music every night in three different squares; Spanish Springs, Lake Sumter Landing, and Brownwood. Check out The Villages Band Schedule. In addition, the many clubs, such as The Villages Jazz Lovers Club, bring in jazz bands to perform in one of the…

CD Release – Jazz Music & A Swinging Band!

Heather Thorn and Vivacity are excited to announce the upcoming release of their new album. Inspired by the band’s performance in the International Festival of Jazz in Brazil, this album is a snapshot in the life of the artist, Heather Thorn. Surrounded by the music, friends, family, and band members she loves, it seemed only fitting to title the album “Taking a Chance On Love.” Boasting marvelous musicians including Heather…

I Love Jazz Festival – Brazil

The Vivacity band has just returned from the I Love Jazz Festival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil where they performed for an appreciative audience of 5,000 Jazz listeners, Swing and Lindy Hop dancers!  They are still raving about what a wonderful weekend of music that was enjoyed there! Heather Thorn and Vivacity were the headline act for the Saturday evening performance playing classic Jazz and Swing tunes like Five Foot Two Eyes…

Xylophone: The Original Dance Band Instrument

About the Xylophone The xylophone has thick, hardwood bars to create a sharp, short, crisp notes.  Many are made of hardwood, but some are constructed from other woods including maple and bamboo.  Each wood gives it a different sound. The bars of the xylophone are laid out in the pattern of the piano.  The length of the bars determines the pitch; shorter bars are higher, longer bars are lower. Beneath…

Suncoast Jazz Festival – Clearwater Beach, Florida

Heather Thorn was excited to play at the Suncoast Jazz Festival in Clearwater Beach, Florida alongside great jazz musicians including drummer Ed Metz, trumpeter Charlie Bertini, trombonist Pat Gulotta, tuba player Dan Howard, pianist Jeff Phillips and the Adrian Cunningham. Xylophonist Heather Thorn lead a hard-charging small group that spanned the generations from the Roaring ‘20s to the Swinging ‘60s at the Suncoast Jazz Festival in Clearwater Beach, Florida on…

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