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Joining the UK's Number One Swing Band “The Jive Aces” at seventeen, Dutch-born jazz singer and songwriter Thisbe Vos has performed in clubs, festivals, national radio and television shows, and toured over 30 cities in Europe and America.

In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles with the goal of finding jazz musicians with whom she would record a vocal album in the style of traditional jazz, containing standards and originals. Her music ensemble is now made up of veteran musicians and includes several gold-recording artists, among whom bassist Henry Franklin.

Her first album,“Sophistication”, was released in September 2011. This album debuted six original “standards”. Her original song “House of Make Believe” from that album received an Honorable mention in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition.

The success of her first album with her fans allowed her to produce a second album, “Under Your Spell”, a fan-funded album released in April 2013. It received airplay on over 230 jazz radio stations in the US and Canada, and spent over 15 weeks on top of the US Cable TV Jazz Chart. It was also licensed for commercial use in restaurants and hotels in the US and abroad. Her original song “Shanghai Blues” won the Jazz Song of the Year award at the 2014 International Music & Entertainment Association Awards. She also received a nominatin for Jazz Artist of the Year.

Thisbe states that her inspiration comes from African-American classic jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, and from her extensive travels. As a songwriter, she is influenced by the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Through her continued writing of jazz originals, she hopes to make a meaningful contribution to the future repertoire of the genre.

She makes live appearances in select venues in the greater Los Angeles area, including the Cicada Club in downtown and the Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach. She can be heard every Saturday evening at the Marriott hotel in Woodland Hills, with Henry Franklin (Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Hugh Masekela, Stevie Wonder) on bass and Rick Olson on piano. Featured guest performers include Nolan Shaheed (Count Basie Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder) on trumpet and Rickey Woodard (Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Ray Charles) on bass.