EDWINA THORNE

Actor, Extra, Model, Band Member, Singer,… more

Auckland, New Zealand
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Be My Lover

BE MY LOVER (reggae) 2008 an original recorded for "Composer" album, a cross between Miles & Krall.

01Be My Lover
02HEDGE
03The Bridge
04PAPATUANUKU
05TOO SOON
06SMOTHERING

Physical Attributes

Height:
160 cm / 5ft 3in
Hips:
88 cm / 35 in
Weight:
50 kg / 110 lbs
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Hazel
Chest:
88 cm / 35 in
Hair color:
Blonde
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Medium
Waist:
68 cm / 27 in
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

1985
  • LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY : MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
1982
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC : BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • New Zealand

Edwina recently had a speaking part in Laura Billington's Short Film
Edwina Thorne has for the last five years been travelling extensively performing at jazz festivals and clubs world wide.
2013 saw Edwina perform nationally at the Tauranga , Waiheke and Bay Of Islands Jazz Festivals before an epic trek to Nepal where Edwina performed at the Jazzmandu Festival in Kathmandu whilst also climbing 4000 km or 3 nights from Mt Everest and completing the Anapourna Circuit.
In 2012 Edwina toured to Turkey to perform at the AWID conference and also the leading jazz club "Nardis" in Istanbul.
Later that year, edwina also toured Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam appearing at Jazz venues in all the major cities.
Edwina has just returned from performing in New York and is booked to play the Queenstown Jazz Festival in October. Earlier this year, Edwina teamed up with fellow musicians in Rotorua for the blues Festival and then immersed herself in the brass Band culture from where she hails, to attend the National Brass Competitions in Invercargill.
Edwina is one of New Zealand's most accomplished and well known entertainers and has released 6 albums, her latest, "The Composer" last year.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


Modeling website

www.edwina.net.nz


Many different fashion and artistic modelling work

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Alto


Composer ability

Expert


Producer ability

Intermediate


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Miles Davis

Educated: Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington Polytechnic, Berkelee College of Music, Boston, USA – BMus, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York – MBA, Auckland College of Education – Dip Tchg.

Edwina Thorne is a Trumpeter, vocalist, composer, arranger, owner / operator of Gazelle Music Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand offering a 16-track recording facility which is located in Beach Haven, Auckland.

Edwina’s has received private tuition from numerous international performers and coaches including: Carmine Carusso, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Stevens, Vince Penserella, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Reynolf Schilke, Lou Mucci, Mike Methney, Jimmy Owens, Jeff Stout, Barry Harris, Dr Rheinhart.

Edwina’s television appearances from the age of 12 include: Joe Franklin Show in New York; the New York Jazz Show with Mel Lewis, James Williams, and Ron McClure. She has be the subject of such programmes as Kaleidoscope, and Weekend TV.

Edwina has continuously performed at numerous jazz festivals in New Zealand and the U.S.A. including the New York Women’s Jazz Festival, Lincoln Centre, Dewar’s New York Village Jazz Festival and upward of 20 Festivals in NZ.

Edwina has performed with many bands including the National Youth Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, Roger Fox Big Band, Red Mole Theatre Company, Wellington Regional Orchestra, Golden Horn Big Band, Serendipity Theatre Group, Susan Sexton Rock Band, La Chicas de Nueva York Latin band, Pink Terrace all-female show band, E.T. Electrik band ( original Latin jazz rock arrangements) and Jazzwyze ( acoustic quintet playing jazz standards)

Edwina has played in Jazz bands alongside Slide Hampton, Etta James, Houston Pearson, Dave Stahl, Allen carter, Jimmy Owens; and in backing bands for West Side Story, The Circus, Bruce Forsythe, Vince Hill, Sir Harry Seacombe.

Recordings include: Golden Horn Big Band (1976), Roger Fox Big Band – It’s a Dream (1977), Time Piece (1978), La Chicas de Nueva York, New York single release Good Times, Edwina Thorne Electrik Band #1, #2.

Albums Released : Favourite Sounds, (1992) Original, (1996) Tokyo Blues, (2002)Latin Lover (2007)

Notable performances include: Noosa Jazz Festival, Tauranga Jazz Festival, Magnetic Island Jazz Festival.

Career highlights include: Playing second cornet in the Eric Ball composite band directed by Lloyd Thorne ( L.T.C.L., Queen’s Service Medal); Edwina’s late father, the Lincoln Centre Women’s Jazz Festival with her own group, the Thorne Birds, playing the Blue Note in New York and cited by George Benson, forming a band with Alto- Sax great Vince Herring, performing in Cologne/Germany, Stockholm/Sweden, with the late great Mel Lewis and in Helsinki/ Finland with Clarke Terry as well, playing at the Monterey Jazz Club, ‘Fog Bank’, playing at the Rochester Latin Festival.

Media coverage includes: featured in Stormy Weather, a best seller about women in jazz in U.S.A., Jazz Scene Magazine.

New Zealand representation includes: New Zealand at the World Expo 92, Seville.

Edwina has taught music specializing in ensemble performance and instrumental tuition for 20years. Edwina is an excellent trumpeter, Flugal Hornist, Vocalist well trained in composition and improvisation from Berklee College of Music where she formed Thornebirds who performed at the New York Women’s Jazz Festival and noted in the book “Stormy Weather” about women in Jazz in America where Edwina lived for ten years. Edwina’s has enormous experience and the ability to facilitate any style of music.

TV & Reality

Edwina’s television appearances from the age of 12 include: Max Cryer & the Children, "Do Rei Max", Joe Franklin Show in New York; the New York Jazz Show with Mel Lewis, James Williams, and Ron McClure. She has be the subject of such programmes as Kaleidoscope, and Weekend TV & appeared on television numerous times..

Presenting

Languages
  • English

Accents
  • New Zealand

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