Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Feb. 21
Coral MacFarland Thuet
RIYL: Holly Hoffman, Big Mountain
- "Jaime Valle and the Colors of Latin Jazz" · Sept. 21, 2013
Influences: Luis Miguel, Big Mountain, Jaime Valle, Peter Sprague, Mike Wofford, Holly Hoffman, Gilbert Castellanos, Bob Magnusson, Kei Akagi
Jazz singer Coral MacFarland Thuet sings fluently in Spanish, English, and Portuguese with a repertoire that combines jazz and Latin American music.
She has recorded three CDs with guitarist/composer/arranger Steve O'Connor: To Another Shore, Live at L’Escale, and Abriendo Puertas. She's also a featured vocalist on Peter Sprague’s Pass the Drum and on Jaime Valle’s Third Voyage (winner of a 1998 San Diego Music Award for "Best Latin Jazz Album"). In addition, Thuet has recorded two children’s albums, in Spanish and English, as well as a bilingual Christmas album with pianist Randy Porter. She has also recorded vocals for Mexican superstar Luis Miguel.
Thuet is also an actress, having performed major roles at the Old Globe Theatre, Centro Cultural Tijuana, and the San Diego Repertory Theater. As a voice-over artist, she has narrated several children’s books and the Omnimax film Ocean Oasis, a production of the Museum of Natural History.