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CD Baby: PERLENE THURSTON: It's About Love

Perlene's long awaited, feel good debut CD featuring the tasteful playing on keyboards and left hand bass of Karen Hernandez, and Michael Rosen on drums.

CD Baby: KAREN HERNANDEZ WITH JOHN HEARD AND LORCA HART: Life's Too Short,...

I sang background on the title song. This great CD's kinda jazzy, kinda funky, with some really sweet stuff thrown in on some originals written and arranged by Karen Hernandez, as well as some memorable standards played as only she can backed by two extraordinary sidemen.

Oct 2005 - All About Jazz re: Santa Barbara Festival of Arts & Jazz

Article mentioning my first appearance at this annual event held in the Sunken Garden of the Santa Barbara Courthouse on October 7, 2005 with the Peter Clark Trio. I have since participated in this event in October 2006 and October 2007, both times featured with Marv Robinson and the Santa Barbara Jazz Society All Star Ensemble (Hank Allen on bass, Jim Calire on keyboards and sax, John Marx on guitar, and Tom Lackner on drums).

A.M. Thurston Online

My daughter, Alexandra Marie, is an extremely talented spoken word artist whose insights and personal perspective into emotions and relationship dynamics connect with and move you. She is self-publisher of two books of her writings, both of which are available for purchase through her link; she is an insightful blogger and sensitive performer. 

Picks of the Week: March 23 – 28

This is my first time being included on any "Picks of the Week" listings, this one by Don Heckman for the week of March 23-28, 2010 regarding my performance at THE BACK ROOM AT HENRI'S in Canoga Park, CA on Friday, March 26, 2010.  Go to the section dated March 23-28, and then scroll down to my name.  It's a brief review, but to me a significant one. 

Perlene singing COME RAIN OR COME SHINE on YouTube

Perlene recorded live singing "Come Rain or Come Shine" in her first appearance at Squashed Grapes in Ventura, California on Friday, June 28, 2013.  Musical support provided by Steve Moore on guitar, and Clarence Robinson on bass.  Thanks to Robert (Bob) Taylor of Musicwindowfilm for this video! 

Perlene singing OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY on YouTube

Perlene recorded live singing "Our Love is Here to Stay" in her first appearance at Squashed Grapes in Ventura, California on Friday, June 28, 2013.   Musical support provided by Steve Moore on guitar, and Clarence Robinson on bass.  Thanks to Robert (Bob) Taylor of Musicwindowfilm for this video! 

Perlene singing GIRL FROM IPANEMA on YouTube

Perlene recorded live singing "Girl from Ipanema" in her first appearance at Squashed Grapes in Ventura, California on Friday, June 28, 2013.  Musical support provided by Steve Moore on guitar, and Clarence Robinson on bass. Thanks to Robert (Bob) Taylor of Musicwindowfilm for this video!  

Perlene singing JUST IN TIME on YouTube

Perlene recorded live singing "Just in Time" in her first appearance at Squashed Grapes in Ventura, California on Friday, June 28, 2013.   Musical support provided by Steve Moore on guitar, and Clarence Robinson on bass. Thanks to Robert (Bob) Taylor of Musicwindowfilm for this video!!

The Burbank Leader

Oct. 11, 2014 - Review entitled "Free and mesmerizing jazz from singer Thurston every weekend" 

Perlene singing AT LAST on YouTube
Published on Apr 30, 2014

Perlene Thurston on vocals singing "At Last" - April 27, 2014 at Soho Music Club in Santa Barbara, CA as the feature performer for the Santa Barbara Jazz Society's monthly concert series.