Thea performed with A Capella jazz groups from the mid-90s to the early eighties, learning the intricacies of jazz harmonies and the joy of blending voices - stirred, not shaken, they always said. She later began performing as the featured singer with members of a local instrumental group, Hamilton Street. She developed a large and growing repertoire while performing her own gigs and fronting HS. Soon after, she joined members of HS to form Mosaique, seeking songs that move and groove the band (and the audience!). She has added several numbers sung in French and is constantly adding “nouveaux chansons.” Her songs highlight her soft, lilting sound and some delightful behind-the-beat phrasing. Her delivery effectively projects a wide range of moods by distinct, but perceptive, changes in the emotional flavor of her voice to complement the lyrics. Listeners repeatedly describe Thea’s vocals as warm and soothing with just the right sassy kick.
After Six combines the musical talents of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Northwest. After Six as been entertaining the region with the music of Ellington, Gershwin, Arlen, Mercer, Rogers, Hefti and many other jazz and blues luminaries for 25 years. Our band members exhibit extraordinary improvisational musicianship at both public and private venues.Hire AfterSix