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SFJAZZ MONDAY NIGHT BAND Summer Showcase

MONDAY, May 13th, 2019  |  SAN FRANCISCo

Performing at SFJAZZ Miner auditorium has been a highlight of Thu’s career! She has had an incredible journey this season with Monday Night Band from singing her original song “Horizon of You” to scatting Jacob Collier’s melodica solo on “Isn’t She Lovely” to combining her vocal training in classical opera and jazz to pull off Matt Wong’s ambitious arrangement of “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair.” What a thrill it has been!

Here is some uplifting jazz, full of wonder and gratitude, for your pleasure. Pianist/composer/arranger Colin Hogan did an incredible job arranging Jacob Collier's version of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" for Monday Night Band! Check out Thu’s sizzling solo!!


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the Lines of Love

Sunday, March 17th, 2019  |  San Francisco

Entertainment writer, author, and poet Jeff Kaliss and Thu revived their intricately woven show of poetry, jazz music, and soliloquies about our shared experiences with Love, from the innocence and youthful fervor of teenage love, through the most joyous and most desperate of times, to the darkness of heart break and the rebirth of new, mature love. The artists broke through the fourth wall and engaged a captivated audience with their honesty and artistry. It was a memorable evening made more exquisite with delectable hors d’oevres and fine wine!


Trio Performance at the Vi Palo Alto

Friday, April 12th, 2019  |  Palo Alto

Denny Berthiaume - piano, Thu Ho - vocals, Aaron Germain - Upright Bass

Denny Berthiaume - piano, Thu Ho - vocals, Aaron Germain - Upright Bass

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THE SAUSALITO SEAHORSE

WITH THE NOEL JEWKES Quartet

TUESDAY, January 29th & April 2nd, 2019  |  SAUSALITO

Thu was featured with the Noel Jewkes Quartet again at the Sausalito Seahorse. The stellar band included Max Perkoff on piano, Chris Amberger on upright bass, Noel Jewkes on multiple reeds, and Joe Kelner on drums.


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SFJAZZ MONDAY NIGHT BAND winter Showcase

MONDAY, December 18th, 2018  |  SAN FRANCISCo

Thu returned to SFJAZZ Center to sing the old and the new. She debuted her original song “Horizon of You,” arranged by Mark Basinski, on the grand stage with a full big-band sound. Thu’s rendition of the classic “Besame Mucho” received enthusiastic applause and acclaim:

“It's almost impossible to create something original for a number that's been popular for longer than 75 years but Thu Ho, Jazz Vocalist, succeeded in presenting a unique rendition of "Besame Mucho" that was a knockout with a drop-dead-solid, absolutely perfect for dancing, ChaCha coda. O m'gawd! We couldn't sit through it.” — Lew Serbin


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Live recording with THE NOEL JEWKES trio

TUESDAY, November 27TH, 2018  |  SAUSALITO

Thu recorded a live album at the Sausalito Seahorse with the great Noel Jewkes on alto sax and flute, the innovative Grant Levin on piano, and Jazz Messenger alum, Chris Amberger, on upright bass. This ensemble provided an intimate, sophisticated, and exquisitely lyrical sound to accompany Thu’s warm, classic vocals. Album release coming soon!


THE SAUSALITO SEAHORSE WITH THE NOEL JEWKES Quartet

TUESDAY, September 4th & October 2nd, 2018  |  SAUSALITO


Savanna jazz with the Mikel Bee Trio

THursday, August 16th, 2018  |  San Carlos

Thu's debut at Savanna Jazz was met with a packed room of enthralled listeners. This dark, intimate, and luxurious venue encouraged a musical atmosphere of up-close-and-personal vocals. The stellar band included band leader Mikel Bee on drums, Michael Turner on piano, and Scot Larsen on bass, and Geoffrey Stitch on guitar.


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The Sausalito Seahorse with the Noel Jewkes Quartet

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018  |  Sausalito

Thu returned to the Sausalito Seahorse with the great Noel Jewkes and his quartet, this time, with Grant Levin on piano, Chris Amberger on upright bass, and Lee Charlton on drums. Noel Jewkes, also known as Dr. Legato, is considered one of the preeminent sax players in Northern California. 


"Jazzheads and Footnotes" at Bird and Beckett Books

Sunday, June 1oth, 2018  |  SAN FRANCISCo

Thu was excited to try something new at Bird and Beckett Books, joining poet/writer/music historian Jeff Kaliss to present a unique night of music interwoven with thematic poetry and jazz history, backed by the innovative Grant Levin on piano, Ollie Dudek on upright bass, and Mark Anthony Lee on drums. Jeff Kaliss has been writing about entertainment and culture for his entire adult life, contributing feature pieces and album and live reviews for international, national, and regional readers.  Together, Thu and Jeff presented an enriching, poetic, and multi-dimensional expression of Jazz.

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The Sausalito Seahorse with the Noel Jewkes Quartet

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 | Sausalito

Thu was excited and honored to debut at the Sausalito Seahorse with the great Noel Jewkes and his quartet! Noel Jewkes, also known as Dr. Legato, is considered one of the preeminent sax players in Northern California.

Noel Jewkes - sax, flute; Laura Klein - piano; Dean Reilly - upright bass; Lee Charlton - drums


SFJAZZ MONDAY NIGHT BAND Spring Showcase

MONDAY, May 14th, 2018  |  SAN FRANCISCo

Thu returned to SFJAZZ Center this Spring to a sold out crowd with fiery enthusiasm.  She performed an array of musical styles from R&B to swinging jazz, latin to high-belting gospel. She worked with pianist and composer Colin Hogan on an arrangement called "Saucy Lito" that fused Gillespie's "Night In Tunisia" with Stevie Wonder's "I Can't Help It."  Giving the performance of her life, Thu sang Nina Simone's "Mississippi Goddam" with complete abandonment and scalding raw emotion.


Photo credit: Jeff Kaliss

Photo credit: Jeff Kaliss

Geoffrey's inner circle with yancie Taylor's jazztet

Sunday, March 4th, 2018  |  Oakland

 

For Geoffrey Pete's spectacular birthday celebration at his beautiful venue, the great vibraphonist, Yancie Taylor, invited Thu back to sing with his Jazztet, which included Glen Pearson (p), Pierre Archain (b), Rob Rhodes (d), and James Bailey (h).


SFJAZZ MONDAY NIGHT BAND Winter Showcase

MONDAY, December 11th, 2017  |  SAN FRANCISCo

 

Thu performed with SFJAZZ Monday Night Band at SFJAZZ Center, the first stand-alone structure in the country built specifically for jazz.  It was a magical night of modern jazz directed by Adam Theis for a sold out show of 700 guests.


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Geoffrey's inner circle with yancie Taylor's jazztet

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017  |  Oakland

The great vibraphonist, Yancie Taylor, invited Thu back to sing with his Jazztet.  She was thrilled to have actor Danny Glover and dancer/choreographer/activist Ruth Beckford in the audience that night!

Angelicas fine Dining and Entertainment with denny berthiaume

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017  |  Redwood City, CA

ANGeLiCAS welcomed Thu back to their main stage for a night of jazz in an intimate piano-vocal duo setting with Denny Berthiaume. 


sfjazz Monday Night Band - Open recording session

Monday, October 23rd, 2017  |  San Francisco, CA

The SFJAZZ Monday Night Band Open Recording Session was *rocking* in the Joe Henderson Lab!  The audience had a sneak peak of the band's material for the concert in Miner Auditorium (SFJAZZ's main stage) on December 11th!!

Channeling Björk’s intensity and dramatic flare, Thu belted out Björk’s “5 Years” arranged by Monday Night Band's director, Adam Theis! WUHHHHT??!! Björk + Jazz? You gotta hear it for yourself!  Reserve your tickets now!


Geoffrey's Inner Circle with Yancie Taylor's jazztet

Sunday, october 3rd, 2017  |  Oakland

The Oakland-based Yancie Taylor's Jazz Concert Series welcomed Thu to the well-loved and historic Geoffrey's Inner Circle stage! Thu performed two sets with Yancie's all-star Jazztet, with an open Jam Session in between sets, giving the audience a chance to show off their Jazz skills.  The legendary blues artist, Sugar Pie DeSanto, was in the house!

Yancie Taylor - Vibraphone, Joe Warner - Piano, Aaron Germain - Bass, Rob Rhodes - Drums, James Bailey - Horns


black cat with jazz mafia's Cosa Nostra Strings

TUESDAY, September 26th, 2017  |  SAN Francisco

Thu was super stoked to perform with the Jazz Mafia's Cosa Nostra Strings at the super swanky Black Cat, a restaurant, bar, and live music venue in the heart of San Francisco's historic arts and entertainment district.

Cosa Nostra Strings has an original sound with cool hybrid crossover music melding jazz, rock, soul, R&B, and funk. Check them out!


Emerging Artist Interview on Jackie's GroovE

Monday, July 24th, 2017  |  San Diego

 

Grammy Award-winning percussionist and radio host, Jackie Bertone, interviewed Thu Ho on his show, Jackie's Groove, powered by the EnterTalk Radio network!!  Thu discussed her life in music, her passions, and her upcoming endeavors! Thu also performed live in studio.  Surprise guest, Gumbi Ortiz, acclaimed percussionist for Al Di Meola, called in to catch up with Thu and Jackie!  You can listen to the entire interview and performance below!


Jazz on July 4th! - Private House Concert Event

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017  |  San Diego

 

To celebrate Independence Day, Thu sang in a private house concert in English and Vietnamese!  

The talented Hugo Suarez (Keys) and Harley Magsino (Acoustic Bass) were swinging along side Thu this star-spangled night!


SONGBIRDS BY THE BAY at Jade Leaf - Phoenix Arts Center

Thursday, May 25th, 2017  |  San Jose

Thu was a featured vocalist for this show at Jade Leaf - Phoenix Art Center in the South Bay and shared the stage with the sultry vocal stylings of Ms. Thuy Linh, a wonderful Jazz vocalist, composer, and producer.  

Many thanks to the house band for keeping the beat swinging!  Rowland Evans - Piano, Frank Passantino - Acoustic Bass, Kevin Hill - Drums


Denny Berthiaume - Piano, Chuck Bennett - Acoustic Bass, Bill Belasco - Drums

Angelicas fine dining & entertainment

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017  |  Redwood City

 

Thu performed with the great Denny Berthiaume Trio in the second set at this marvelously staged venue.  The repertoire ranged from bossa nova to ballad, intimate piano duo to full swinging band!  The turn out was spectacular.  Thank you for your support!


HouseTango - private event

Friday, april 30th, 2017  |  Berkeley hills

Thu performed Jazz standards and Latin Jazz at houseTango, a private event for Tango enthusiasts in the Berkeley Hills. Thu's dynamic voice was expertly matched by the majestic sounds of a Bösendorfer piano played by Grant Levin, a Jazz pianist of extraordinary artistry and exceptional musicality.


The Starlight Room, Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017  |  San Francisco

With the Diablo Jazz Company: Schuyler Karr - Upright Bass, Justin Rock - Guitar, Wolf Quigg - Drums

Boasting clients including the San Francisco Symphony, Key Bank, and the De Young Museum, the Diablo Jazz Company has forged a solid reputation in the Bay Area with decades of cumulative experience.

On Valentine's Day, Thu joined The Diablo Jazz Company for a night of romantic ballads and sweet, swinging tunes on the Starlight Room stage, located on the 21st floor of the historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel, with spectacular views of the city, old-school glamour, and upscale dining!


BIRD AND BECKETT BOOKS WITH THE GRANT LEVIN TRIO

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1ST, 2017  |  SAN FRANCISCO

With Grant Levin (Piano), Giulio Cetto (Upright Bass), and Mark Anthony Lee (Drums)


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PRIVATE PERFORMANCE WITH LUKAS VESELY

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, 2016  |  5:30PM - 7:00PM  |  SAN MATEO

 

ALL-STAR JAM WITH LOS  TRAIN WRECK  

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2016  |  8:30PM - 10:00PM  |  SAN FRANCISCO


 

Bird and Beckett Books with the grant Levin Trio

Sunday December 4th, 2016  |  San Francisco

 

With Grant Levin (Piano), Chris Amberger (Upright Bass), and Jeff Minnieweather (Drums)

 

 

 


Mr. Tipple's recording studio with the don alberts Trio

Friday, November 11th, 2016  |  9:00pm  -  12:00AM  |  San francisco

Don Alberts is a piano stylist in the finest and most classical tradition of Jazz, having shared the bandstand with some great musicians including Leroy Vinnegar, Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers and Bud Shank, recordings with renowned bassist David Friesen, and a period as house pianist at the famous Bop City in San Francisco. He invited guest Jazz vocalist Thu Ho to perform with his Trio at Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio.

Larry chinn and thu ho duo at aegis living

saturday November 12th, 2016  |  3:30pm - 4:30pm  |  south san francisco

 

Thu performed for the residents of Aegis Living with acclaimed pianist Larry Chinn, who has shared his talent in locales ranging from neighborhood pubs, to luxury hotels and the Bay area's premier jazz venues like Yoshi's, Pearl's, and the Monterey Jazz Festival. 

Piano - Don Alberts, Upright Bass - Larry Epstein, Drums - Al Coster

Piano - Don Alberts, Upright Bass - Larry Epstein, Drums - Al Coster



 

fort mckinley restaurant and bar with the don alberts trio

Wednesday, november 9th, 2016  |  6:00pm  -  9:00pm  |  South san francisco

Piano - Don Alberts,  Upright Bass - Larry Epstein,  Drums - Ron Marabuto


On Lok Lifeways Powell Center

Friday, October 28th, 2016  |  1:00PM - 2:00PM  |  San Francisco

Performance for On Lok Center / Bread & Roses with:  Vocals - Ben Fong-Torres and Thu Ho,  Piano -  George Yamasaki,  Guitar - Kurt Huget.


Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio with the grant levin trio

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2016  |  7:00PM - 10:00PM  |  SAN FRANCISCO

Grant Levin is a charismatic master Jazz pianist, who can swing the beat like the Greats. His trio graced the stage at Mr. Tipples Recording Studio and welcomed guest Jazz vocalist Thu Ho.

Piano - Grant Levin, Upright Bass - Charles Thomas, Drums - Rick Rivera

Piano - Grant Levin, Upright Bass - Charles Thomas, Drums - Rick Rivera

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ALL-STAR JAM WITH LOS TRAIN WRECK

TUESDAY, October 11TH, 2016  |  8:30PM - 10:00PM  |  SAN FRANCISCO

 

Every second Tuesday of the month, Los Train Wreck graces the stage at El Rio and backs up two sets worth of All-Star performers in different genres: Blues, Country, Classic Rock, R&B.


All-star jam with los train wreck

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm  |  San francisco

Every second Tuesday of the month, Los Train Wreck graces the stage at El Rio and backs up two sets worth of All-Star performers in different genres: Blues, Country, Classic Rock, R&B.


B STREET AND VINE

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016  |  7:00pm - 9:30pm  |  San mateo

Performance with:  Vocals - Thu Ho and Helen Loo,   Upright Bass - Lukas Vesely,   Flute - Daniel Magay


Stanford jazz institute

Thursday, August 4th, 2016  |  7:00pm - 10:00pm  |  stanford university

Solo Vocal Recital with:  Vocals - Thu Ho,  Piano - Randy Porter,  Upright Bass - John Wiitala,  Drums - Mike Mitchell

Ensemble Recital with:  Horn Vocals - Thu Ho,  Piano - Gabriel Schillinger-Hyman,  Guitar - Jordan Luke,  Upright Bass - Caleb Ossmann,  Drums - Beau Cadigan,  Saxophone - Mariela Versola,  Ensemble leader - Dena DeRose


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DADEX on the main stage at the HOUSE OF BLUES

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015  |  6:00pm - 10:00pm  |  San diego

The band DADEX with:  Vocals - Da'rrell Dexter (lead) and Thu Ho (back up),  Guitar - Paul Berezetsky,  Drums - Bryce Giuliani "The Deemer",  Keys - Josh Weinstein,  Saxophone - Joseph Luna,  Bass - Florentino Buenaventura,  Guest Rap Recording Artist DeLon


MISSION YMCA / Bread & Roses

Sunday, June 28th, 2015  |  11:00am - 1:00pm  |  San Francisco

A Performance for the Bread & Roses Program with:  Vocals - Ben Fong-Torres and Thu Ho,  Piano - George Yamasaki,  Guitar - Kurt Huget