Hello, my name is Thos Shipley. I am a professional jazz vocalist who has a passion for singing and performing especially jazz music and the Great American Songbook. But I also love taking classics from any genre and turning it to something new. I have a great appreciation for the history of jazz, especially the great composers and lyricists of the 20th century.
This group for anyone who appreciates jazz in its many forms. I'm starting this group to create a social and professional network of seasoned and breakout jazz artists from the NY/NJ area to meet and network and encourage lovers of jazz to join and expand their appreciation of jazz through listening and meeting new artists. Hopefully by joining musicians and followers together we create a larger fan base and list of vocalist/musicians where we can all share and support each other.
I encourage jazz musicians to promote their gigs in the NY/NJ area and group followers to check them out. And if you are at a gig, let the performers know you were there because of this meetup group. Assistant organizers are welcomed for each event and suggestions are welcomed. And, I will from time to time, host concerts at our home.
Here is some information about me:
Thos Shipley A Broadway performer (Miss Saigon) and 5-time MAC award winner (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, his versatility of Jazz, Pop and the Great American Songbook makes the Thos Shipley experience mesmerizing.
From New York City Performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, on Broadway and Atlantic City to international appearances in Italy, France, Japan, Singapore, and stages beyond “Thos Shipley leaves you with a feeling that you have been half way around the world…” says the MANHATTAN TIMES.