Category: Jazz Xylophone

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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