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Friday, October 15th, 2010

Sun Valley Resort

SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE OCT. 13-17 - all day

P.O. Box 2745
Sun Valley Idaho 83353
US 1-877-478-5277 [map]
Price: $41-56/day ; $105 =5-day badge

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Sun Valley Resort

SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE OCT. 13-17 - ALL DAY!

P.O. Box 2745
Sun Valley Idaho 83353
US 1-877-478-5277 [map]
Price: see website - advanced sales on

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Sun Valley Resort

SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE OCT. 13-17 - ALL DAY!

P.O. Box 2745
Sun Valley Idaho 83353
US 1-877-478-5277 [map]
Price: $41-56/day ; $105 =5-day badge

YA GOTTA put these dates on your calendar for one of the best swingin' jazz festivals in America today!
OCTOBER 13-17, 2010 -- and I get to be a part of it again. I first attended this festival singing with Mike Vax's band back in 1992, and I've been in love with this event ever since. I used to ski here when I was younger (raced there in 1988) but now it's all about the music, baby!

This time I will be the guest artist with The Hot Tomatoes out of Denver Colorado.

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Private Home in SW Reno

Fundraiser for Randi Thompson For State Assembly District 31 - 3:00Pm to 5:00PM

Write back if you are interested in attending
Reno Nevada [map]
Price: $150 donation



My amazing sister Randi Thompson is running for State Assembly District 31 in Reno-Sparks, NV. To support and honor her commitment to our community, and to help her raise funds for the last surge of her campaign, I am giving an intimate private concert with my accompanist Peter Supersano in the beautiful home of a Reno celebrity athlete... name withheld for their privacy. If you are interested in attending, please write me back, or call my sister at 775-830-8407.

To learn more about Randi and her background, experience, community service, and positions, please visit her website. If you cannot attend but would like to support her, you can make secure donations on her website: http://www.randithompson.com/
Remember, democracy is not a spectator sport; participation is required for a level playing field; not all players are equal; many of our ancestors sacrificed their lives for the right to vote.

Randi is extraordinary... and I'm only slightly prejudiced!... I hope you can join us.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Nazareth House

Bread & Roses Concert - 1:30

San Rafael California [map]
Price: Private Event

Classical jazz pianist Gini Wilson (aka The Duchess) and I will be giving a free performance to senior residents at the Nazareth House Nursing Home in San Rafael.

Bread & Roses brings hope and healing through live music to isolated individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our performances uplift the spirits of children undergoing chemotherapy, teens battling substance abuse, families in homeless shelters, seniors nearing the end of life transition, and others living apart from friends and family while facing challenging times. Bread & Roses performances uplift the spirits of individuals living in hospitals, senior convalescent homes, AIDS facilities, special needs schools, shelters for the abused or homeless and other agencies serving children, teens, adults and elders. Where dreams have been abandoned and joy is in short supply, Bread & Roses is life-affirming.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.breadandroses.org/

Friday, September 24th, 2010

St. Francis Yacht Club

Private Dinner for Yacht Club Members - 8:00

San Francisco - Marina California [map]

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Private Home

Bishop Benefit for St. Vincent's - Evening

Reno NV
[map]
Price: Private Event

Cami and her trio perform for a special night under the stars to help raise funds and awareness for St. Vincent's Thrift Store, which performs much-needed community services to the under-served, like feeding 500-600 homeless people 6 days a week; manage a food pantry and assist over two thousand poor families a week; provide emergency assistant to families in crisis; operate Holy Child Day home to provide low cost day care to the working poor; operate a residence building to assist previously homeless people to transition off the streets; provide emigration assistance, and more. Even though it is not well know, as an agency they do more to fight poverty than any other organization in Northern Nevada.

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Sam's Wood Site, Mammoth Lakes CA

41st Annual Labor Day Festival of the Arts - Sept. 4-6 - 3 day festival: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10A-6P

Minaret Road between Main St. and Meridian
Mammoth Lakes CA 760-873-7242 [map]
Price: Free!

Yeah! Back at Mammoth again! This time I'll be singing with local saxman and Bishop Big Band leader, Eddy Evans and trio for the 41st Annual Mammoth Lakes Fine Arts and Crafts festival. It has become the Eastern Sierra's premier arts festival, featuring over 100 artists from throughout the West, and offering free entertainment for the whole family, a beer garden and wine tasting along with local food booths.

I'll play several sets throughout Saturday and Sunday! Band includes saxman Eddy Evans, with some of his guys and maybe some of mine! There is also a rumor we might be at the Rafters Restaurant Friday night --- more info when I know...

I played here for this event last year, and had a BLAST! This is a GREAT Arts/Crafts festival; fantastic place for unique gift shopping and relaxed weekend browsing the booths with beer, wine, food and friends!

And hey LA fans... $39 Flights and Rooms at Mammoth!!!
You read correctly, flights between LAX and Mammoth are only $39* during the 8-day Horizon fare sale! Once you’re here, the savings keep coming with $39 rooms at Mammoth Mountain Inn**. Book your flights soon because they won’t last long at this price and the offer expires August 31. And because heading to Mammoth is reason to celebrate, beer and wine on Horizon is gratis!

*Restrictions apply. Price is for one-way travel. Must purchase between August 24 and August 31. 14-day advance purchase required. Fly on Tues., Wed., Sat. Flights are available until December 15. $39 flights are not available November 20 – 30, October 4-10, October 14-17.

**Restrictions apply. Supplies are limited. Price is per person based on double occupancy. Flight purchase required.



OK - Hope to see ya there!

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Sand Harbor State Park

Sierra Nevada Ballet with Cami Thompson

Incline Village Nevada 89451
US [map]

I'm sorry to say this wonderful event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (like funding, etc!) I hope we will be able to bring this unique show to life next summer!

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 2:00 PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $50

LAST PERFORMANCE!

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 2:00Pm and 8:00PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48/$15-$5

Get your tickets now! Almost over - 1 more day left after this!
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
The Saturday matinee is sponsored by Target Stores: special family prices apply if an adult brings a child - $15 adults, only $5 kids!

Friday, July 30th, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 8:00PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48

I'll be playing Miss Hannigan in this delightful family musical! July 15 through August 1st.
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
Please visit their website for schedule and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 2:00 PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48

I'll be playing Miss Hannigan in this delightful family musical! July 15 through August 1st.
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
Please visit their website for schedule and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 2:00PM and 8:00PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48/$15-$5

I'll be playing Miss Hannigan in this delightful family musical! July 15 through August 1st.
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
Please visit their website for schedule and to purchase tickets.

The Saturday matinee is sponsored by Target Stores: special family prices apply if an adult brings a child - $15 adults, only $5 kids!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 8:00PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48

I'll be playing Miss Hannigan in this delightful family musical! July 15 through August 1st.
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
Please visit their website for schedule and to purchase tickets.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 8:00PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48

I'll be playing Miss Hannigan in this delightful family musical! July 15 through August 1st.
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
Please visit their website for schedule and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 2:00

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48

I'll be playing Miss Hannigan in this delightful family musical! July 15 through August 1st.
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
Please visit their website for schedule and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 8:00PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48

I'll be playing Miss Hannigan in this delightful family musical! July 15 through August 1st.
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
Please visit their website for schedule and to purchase tickets.

Friday, July 16th, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - 8:00PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48

I'll be playing Miss Hannigan in this delightful family musical! July 15 through August 1st.
Use the code word SANDY for discounted tickets - tell 'em Cami sent you when you call.
Please visit their website for schedule and to purchase tickets.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

"Annie" The Musical - Preview Night! - 8:00PM

600 North Delaware Avenue
San Mateo California 94401
(650) 579-5565 [map]
Price: $20 to $48

Yeah! I've just been cast in the role of Miss Hannigan, the disillusioned little-girl-loathing frustrated alcoholic matron who runs the orphanage where Annie is forced to live - for a while!

We open July 15 and run for 3 weekends through August 1.

Visit the website to see the schedule and get your tickets!
http://www.broadwaybythebay.org/
Hope you can make it!

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Private Event

Anniversary Party - evening

Reno Nevada US [map]
Price: sorry - private party!

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Orinda Community Park

Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra with guest artist Cami Thompson - 3:00 to 5:30PM

28 Orinda way
Orinda California [map]
Price: FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT!

A BIG BAND CONCERT IN THE PARK! Bring a picnic, a blanket, a friend or 4 or 5, some sunscreen, and a bottle of your favorite bev!! It's a family-friendly afternoon in the sun (we Hope!!) with great big band jazz music from the 40's through to now! Bring your own, or buy food, alchohol, and soft drinks from Rotary Club volunteers - they are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the City or Orinda!

Directions From Oakland: Take Highway 24 East through teh caldacott Tunnel; take Exit 9 towards Moraga. Turn left on Camino Pablo; go 0.7 miles. Turn right on Cam Sobrante, go 1/10 mile. Turn right on Orinda Way - Orinda Community Park.

Directions from Walnut Creek: Take Highway 24 West, take Exit 9 (before the tunnel) towards Orinda; go 3/10s mile. Go right at the fork for 6/10s mile and merge onto Camino Pablo.. Turn right on Cam Sobrante, go 1/10 mile. Turn right on Orinda Way.

This FREE concert is proudly presented by the Orinda Rotary Club -- to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the City -- and Friends of Big Band Jazz... visit www.BigBandJazz.net

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Genoa Lakes Golf Club

"A Grand Chef Affair" - Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation Gala - 5:30 to 9:30

Genoa Nevada [map]
Price: $150

Cami and Company will entertain the patrons of this fancy fundraiser during dinner and bring on the dance music later for this special Black Tie Optional event.... No host cocktails at 5:30, Unique cuisine by excellent chefs at 7:00, food-themed Silent and Live auction items, and dancing after... The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the nonprofit CVMC Hospital Foundation and support continued excellence in healthcare in the Carson Valley.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Nightingale Concert Hall

Fundraiser for Reno Tahoe Choral Ambassadors - 6:30 Doors, 7:30 concert

University of Nevada Fine Arts Building
Reno Nevada 800-225-2277 [map]
Price: $25 /$40 with "Meet Cami" recept

I will be performing a special benefit jazz concert with my trio at the beautiful Nightingale Concert Hall on the University of Nevada campus on Tuesday May 11 at 7:30. Doors open at 6:30 with a Silent Auction in the Gallery lobby. This concert is to help raise funds for the THREE Reno vocal groups going to Shoaxing, China this summer for the 2010 World Choir Games: McQueen High School Core Jazz Choir, Bella Voce, and Sierra Nevada Children's Choir. My hometown Reno has been chosen to be the host city for the 2011 festival, so we NEED to get them to China to represent Reno this summer.... hence the title "Reno-Tahoe Choral Ambassadors." http://www.interkultur.com/competitions-festivals/world-choir-games/
Funds for this "once-in-a-lifetime" experience must be paid by May 13 to cover travel, room and board and tuition costs, so this concert is a much-needed rally to that end.

I'm thrilled to share the stage with Peter Supersano on grand piano, Hans Halt on bass and Steve Self on drums; also the McQueen Jazz Choir and I will do some songs together. After the concert there will be a ticketed reception to meet... well, me - the artist!.. and some of the singers planning on going to China.

You can buy tickets at the Lawlor Event Center Box Office, by calling 1-800-225-2277, or online here: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=TDC&pid=6765779

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Atlantis Casino Ballroom

Private Event - Conference - Evening

Reno Nevada [map]

Once again I don the big blonde wig and tight red gown and play "Mae West" for a night! So much fun!

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

RHEEM THEATRE

Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra with Vocalist Cami Thompson - 2:00 to 5:00PM

350 PARK STREET
Moraga California 94556
(925) 988-3411 [map]
Price: Adults $1 8, Students $10 with s

I will be singing with the 18-piece Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra (MVJO) for a special concert and dance at this classic 1950's art deco theater in Moraga, east of Berkekly near the Lafayette Reservoir. The current MVJO (formerly the New Oakland Jazz Orchestra) is made up of musicians from many of the most famous big bands, such as: Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Ray McKinley, and Tex Beneke. These musicians are some of the finest to reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF BIG BAND JAZZ (A 501C3 NONPROFIT) AND THE MORAGA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TICKETS: Adults $1 8, Students $10 with student ID
On sale at the Box Office, or online at http://www.bigbandjazz.net/ (Sorry, no refunds)

CONTACT: Friends of Big Band Jazz = DAVID PIERCE 925-253-5424 or http://www.bigbandjazz.net/

ABOUT FRIENDS OF BIG BAND JAZZ:
Friends of Big Band Jazz is the support group for MVJO and MVBB (big band - Stan Kenton band alumni). This nonprofit corporation has sent students to summer jazz camps on scholarships, donated funds to the Oakland Youth Orchestra, and raised money for Oakland Parks and Recreation and supports the Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund with proceeds from its CDs, "Alternate Route" (with Cami), "BIGBANDJAZZ.NET" (also with Cami), "LIVE...On The Road", "Sounds from the Road", "Next Stop, LIVE On The Road" and latest release "Have Band Will Travel".

The goals of Friends of Big Band Jazz, the MVJO, and MVBB are to perform meaningful music, talk about the importance of the jazz heritage in America, bring jazz music to young people, and to offer our audiences a relaxed, entertaining atmosphere. The MVJO rehearses and performs a jazz concert series at The Longfellow School For Performing Arts in Berkeley, California, as well as performing at the Woodminster Amphitheater and the Calvin Simmons Theater, also in Oakland. The MVJO has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Filoli Mansion Concert Series, Yoshi's and Kimball's, plus many other venues in Northern California. The Mike Vax Big Band performs an annual spring or summer tour of several states to support the goals of FBBJ.

HISTORY OF RHEEM THEATER:
The Rheem Theatre was built in the late 50's by Donald Rheem and was originaly a single screen movie palace with a large stage and dance floor which the theatre retains and often uses to this day. It was closed during the 70's, and reopened as a performing arts venue in the 80's. During a remodel in the in the late 90's, three additional screens were added thus making the Rheem Theatre a 4-screen multiplex. Though the theatre has been consistently updated, it still retains its original art deco feel with Zodiac Style art in each house.

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Uva Trattoria

Cami with The Gentlemen of Jazz - 8:30 to 11:30

1040 Clinton Street at Brown
Napa California (707) 255.6646 [map]
Price: No cover!

Philip G. Smith is going back to Maui for more magnificent mana, and I have been asked to fill in again with his fantastic trio of Tom Shader (bass) Ross Gualco (piano) and Kendrick Freeman(drums). We had such a great time in January - can;t wait to do it again! Not only are these guys excellent musicians, but they also sing harmonies like nobody's business - all arranged by Mr. Shader. We sing things like CHOO CHOO CHA BOOGIE, WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE, MOOD INDIGO, I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, SEND FOR ME, DINDI, CENTERPIECE, etc. I brought these wonderful players with me to the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee this summer, and we had a ball!

So grab a friend or a dance partner and enjoy one of the best nights out in the wine country - excellent Italian food, an amazing wine list, terrific musicians, and your truly = ever-so-grateful to get to do what I love to do with people I love and admire! Be sure to call for reservations for dinner, and tell them you want to be close to us!

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Uva offers live music six nights a week at no cover charge, with standard performances Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The Bar is open until Midnight with small plate offerings Friday and Saturday. Support local music!

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Bay Area General Theater Auditions

Bay Area General Theater Auditions - 3:30

Price: private

Hey, just asking for your good wishes and thoughts on this date - I was selected to participate in the 2010 Bay Area General Theater Auditions, an annual Equity (actor's union)-sanctioned event where about 350 actors are seen by 100-150 auditors representing 80-90 large to small West Coast theatre companies, as well as independent directors and casting directors.
I get really nervous at auditions, so your prayers, kind thoughts, and supportive energy would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance - I'll do the same for you!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Uva Trattoria

Cami with The Gentlemen of Jazz - 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

1040 Clinton Street at Brown
Napa California (707) 255.6646 [map]
Price: No cover

While the delightful saxman Philip G. Smith is on vacation, I have been asked to fill in one night with his fantastic trio of Tom Shader (bass) Ross Gualco (piano) and Kendrick Freeman(drums). Not only are these guys excellent musicians, but they also sing harmonies like nobody's business - all arranged by Mr. Shader. We sing things like CHOO CHOO CHA BOOGIE, WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE, MOOD INDIGO, I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, SEND FOR ME, DINDI, CENTERPIECE, etc. I brought these wonderful players with me to the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee this summer, and we had a ball!

So grab a friend or a dance partner and enjoy one of the best nights out in the wine country - excellent Italian food, an amazing wine list, terrific musicians, and your truly = ever-so-grateful to get to do what I love to do with people I love and admire!

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Uva offers live music six nights a week at no cover charge, with standard performances Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The Bar is open until Midnight with small plate offerings Friday and Saturday. Support local music!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

"Spirit of the Season" Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Cami Thompson - 2:00 PM; Also Dec 5, 2:00PM

3800 S. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89502
US (775) 686-6600 [map]
Price: $10 to $66 (online fees may appl

"Spirit of the Season" Holiday Concert

The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Pioneer for the holiday classic, Spirit of the Season. This concert never disappoints with choirs, musicians, dancers, and other frivolity! This year's special guest artist, vocalist Cami Thompson will thrill and delight with her jazzy renditions of holiday classics set to full orchestration, including her original song, "Colour of Christmas" written for her mother.

New conductor Laura Jackson takes her queue from you for this concert; send in your request for your favorite song, and it may be performed. Details are on our blog. This unique concert is an annual holiday tradition that is difficult to top each year.

Spirit of the Season traditionally sells out quickly, so please purchase your tickets at the first opportunity. Tickets go on sale October 1, 2009.

For more information or tickets, call (775) 686-6600, or visit http://www.renophil.com/

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

"Spirit of the Season" Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Cami Thompson - 2:00PM; also Dec. 6, 2:00PM

3800 S. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89502
US (775) 686-6600 [map]
Price: $10-$67 (online fees may apply)

"Spirit of the Season" Holiday Concert

The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Pioneer for the holiday classic, Spirit of the Season. This concert never disappoints with choirs, musicians, dancers, and other frivolity! This year's special guest artist, vocalist Cami Thompson will thrill and delight with her jazzy renditions of holiday classics set to full orchestration, including her original song, "Colour of Christmas" written for her mother.

New conductor Laura Jackson takes her queue from you for this concert; send in your request for your favorite song, and it may be performed. Details are on our blog. This unique concert is an annual holiday tradition that is difficult to top each year.

Spirit of the Season traditionally sells out quickly, so please purchase your tickets at the first opportunity. Tickets go on sale October 1, 2009.

For more information or tickets, call (775) 686-6600; or visit http://www.renophil.com/

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Atlantis Casino Grand Ballroom, Reno

Saint Mary's Foundation Gala - 5:30 cocktails, 7:00 dinner

3800 South Virginia St.
Reno NV 775-770-3020 [map]
Price: $325 person; Table of 8 $2500

You are cordially invited to the Saint Mary's Gala on November 14th at the Atlantis Grand Ballroom. All proceeds from the Gala will be used to support healthcare services at the Nell J. Redfield Health Centers on Neil Road and in Sun Valley. More than 30,000 uninsured and underinsured children and their families are seen each year at the clinics.
http://www.supportsaintmarys.org/index.htm
Cami & The Cosmopolitans will be performing for "The Premier Holiday Party of 2009!" Cami will be doing a special show: her unique "Tribute to the Divine Bette Midler" with full band and back-up singers, at 8:30, as well as providing delightful listening music for cocktails and dining, and swingin' dance music after the show. This "black tie optional" event will take place in the brand new Atlantis Grand Ballroom, and feature a delicious menu of award-wining cuisine.
Schedule:
5:30 PM - Cocktails
7:00 PM - Dinner and Presentation
8:30 PM - Entertainment by Cami Thompson and the Cosmopolitans

Please join us to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.
Sponsorships of a table of eight start at $2,500.
For more information, please call (775) 770-3020 or e-mail saintmarysfoundation@chw.edu
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For over 100 years, Saint Mary's mission has been focused on attending to the healthcare needs of our community. All proceeds from Saint Mary's Gala will be used to support healthcare services at our clinics. Clinic healthcare providers will be present to demonstrate and discuss exciting clinic programs and services.

Saint Mary's Foundation promotes charitable giving and community partnerships for the benefit of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and the northern Nevada community. Gifts to the Foundation support mission outreach programs for the underserved; enhancements and state-of-the-art technology in our facilities; and wellness and prevention programs for children, seniors and families.

Through personal gifts, grants and strategic partnerships, the Foundation provides a bridge between a kindhearted community and the lives that may be saved or changed through the fulfillment of Saint Mary's mission.

PS - I was born in this hospital! yea - just a few years ago!

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada

AAUW Annual Fundraiser - 2:00 to 5:00PM

780 Del Monte Lane
Reno Nevada 89511
US [map]
Price: $25 per person

You are invited to a wonderful community event - the annual fundraiser for the American Association of University Women,
a national organization that promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, scholarships, and positive societal change.

Cami has been performing for this event for over 5 years, and with her pianist Peter Supersano, entertains the crowd with delightful songs from the Great American Songbook and beyond. Cami also serves double duty at the event - she performs as our auctioneer with her unique style of musical improvisation for each item. There is also a silent auction with one-of-a-kind art pieces, unusual jewelry, gift baskets and special services. This is a delightful Sunday afternoon with old friends and new acquaintances, music, wine, snacks and fun!
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With more than 100,000 college graduates, 1,300 branches, and 600 institutions, AAUW is the nation's leading advocate for education and equity for women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by our activism.

AAUW is composed of three corporations.

The Association, a 150,000-member organization with more than 1,500 branches nationwide, that lobbies and advocates for education and equity.

The AAUW Educational Foundation funds pioneering research on the educational experiences of girls and womenand provides fellowships and grants to women scholars, and girls around the globe.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, which provides funds and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in higher education.

For more information contact:
Byllie D'Amato Andrews, AAUW Nevada President
byllie@charter.net

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

John Ascuaga's Nugget

Private Party for 65th Anniversary - 5:30 to 8:30

1100 Nugget Avenue
Sparks Nevada 89431
US [map]
Price: Private Event

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Mont Bleu Casino Resort, S. Lake Tahoe

Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra's Annual "SeptOberfest" Fundraiser - 6:00PM to 10:00

55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe
So. Lake Tahoe NV 89449
[map]
Price: Price: $38 ($45 at the door) –

Cami & Friends are the evening's musical entertainment for the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra’s 7th Annual traditional Oktoberfest Fundraiser “SeptOberfest 2009”. Please contact the Kiwanis Club to get your tickets! Visit this link for more info about the event's benefit auction ... http://www.purplewave.com/cgi-bin/pwdetails.cgi?090925

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Washoe Flats

Petticoat Follies - Evening

Washoe Flats Nevada US [map]
Price: Private event

I will be doing my Mae West routine for a private event, recreating a Saloon-style show from the early 1900's! Too fun!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Legislative Plaza - Carson City, NV

Jazz! Carson City - Aug. 21-23 - 6:00 to 8:00

Legislative Plaza area, between the Capital and the Legislature.
Carson City NV [map]
Price: Free!

Confirmed! The Reno Jazz Orchestra with Cami will be performing outdoors for the JAZZ! Carson City festival, under the direction of The Mile High Jazz Band. http://milehighjazz.com
Most of the events Friday and Saturday will be taking place downtown on Third Street, in the Comma Courtyard (beside Comma Coffee), and the Farmers Market, which will be held on Saturday, 9 or 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., in the parking lot west of the intersection of Third and Curry Streets. On Sunday they plan to end the festival with a performance of the RJO with Cami in the Legislative Plaza area, between the Capital and the Legislature. All the events are free to the public - for the love of listening!

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Napa winery

6:00 to 10:00

Price: private event

Cami will be performing with LA-based "Swing Kings"

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Montreaux Golf Resort

evening

Reno NV [map]
Price: Private Event

Cami will be performing outdoors with the Reno Jazz Orchestra.

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Park

RJO with Cami Thompson: An Evening with the Great American Songbook - 7:00 to 9:00

6000 Bartley Ranch Road
Reno NV (775) 322-1538 [map]
Price: Open and Free to the public

Artown: Reno's famous month-long summer Arts Series enters its 13th year! Cami will perform Monday evening July 27th with the phenominal Reno Jazz Orchestra, celebrating the music of some of America's great songwriters of the AmericanSongbook. Seating is limited to 800 attendees. (although 2 years ago when I played there, we had over 1000 attendees under a gorgeous full moon - whoohoo!)

Made possible by the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation & sponsored in part by Washoe County.

ABOUT ARTOWN:
Artown brings the outer reaches of imagination to the center of attention in a calendar noted by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the most comprehensive festival offerings in the country. Each July, Artown asks all who will to leave the beaten path for arts unknown, to join with distinguished artists from down the street, across the country, and around the world for a month-long celebration of cultural diversity and artistic innovation. To experience the best and the latest in visual, performing and humanities arts-more than 350 events, all counted-from those who want nothing more than to entertain, to inspire, and yes, to impress the 350,000 people that experience our festival annually.

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Sands Hotel Casino Poolside

Sunday Jazz at the Sands Series: Cami Thompson & Friends - 6:00 to 8:00

345 N. Arlington Ave. at 4th St.
Reno NV [map]
Price: FREE!

I've been asked to perform in the annual Artown Summer Jazz Series sponsored by Reno's jazz society, "FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ" (FTLOJ), founded in 1974. One of my first public performances was in 1976 when FTLOJ invited me (at 18!) to open for Louis Bellson's concert. So this group feels like HOME to me! Please join us for a beautiful sunset and cocktails by the pool with my jazz trio: Peter Supersano, piano; Joe McKenna, bass; and Steve Self, drums.

For the Love of Jazz is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 Nevada corporation formed in May of 1974 by a small group of jazz musicians and enthusiasts. These first members came together to develop opportunities to perform outside of the showroom big bands. They wanted to play their own charts and jam together, quite literally "for the love of jazz!" FTLOJ is cultivating a community appreciation and love of jazz by providing and promoting opportunities for our community to learn about, participate in, and listen to live performance and educational activities by local, regional and national jazz artists. FTLOJ also provides additional educational opportunities for area students and assistance to other organizations interested in providing jazz activities in our community.

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Brewery Arts Center Outdoor Amphitheater

Sierra Nevada Ballet Presents = THE BEST OF BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS - 7:30 PM

449 W. King Street
Carson City NV (775) 883-1976 [map]
Price: $20 Gen, $17 Sen, students, memb

Sierra Nevada Ballet - Best of Broadway
This spectacular musical theater medley will be performed by the Sierra Nevada Ballet and musical friends. The event is filled with live music, song and spectacular dancing. Musical numbers from some of the all time favorite musicals such as West Side Story, Show Boat, The Barkleys of Broadway, Top Hat, The King and I, and more… Songs sung by the ever popular Cami Thompson and live music by the Cami Thompson Trio. This event showcases an exciting cast of dancers led by international dance stars including the “fastest feet in tap” of Sam Weber and the fabulously sensuous Ananda Bena-Weber. Choreography by Artistic Director Rosine Bena.


BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE: https://www.vendini.com/service/tickets/viewPerformance.html?p=666ff59c974bed1935a866c9dd837106&entry=1

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Wingfield Park Amphitheater

DANCING IN THE PARK! - 8:00 TO 9:00

1st St. & Arlington Ave.
Reno NV [map]
Price: Free ARTOWN event

Sierra Nevada Ballet presents an evening filled with live music, song and spectacular dancing at Wingfield. Musical numbers from some of the all time favorite musicals, with ballet and tap dancing and songs sung by the ever popular Cami Thompson with music played live by her combo. The program showcases an exciting cast of SNB professional dancers led by international dance stars including the “fastest feet in tap” of Sam Weber and the fabulous Domingo Rubio with the beautiful Ananda Bena-Weber

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee - July 8 -12

Cami & The Cosmopolitans - 12:15/ 2:30/ 6:45

all over town
Mammoth Lakes CA 760-934-2478 or 1-877-Mtn-Jazz [map]
Price: see website - advanced sales on

Our Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee Sets for Saturday:

Time / Venue
12:15 - Church - Cole Porter Set
2:30 - Grumpy's
6:45 - Little Eagle

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee July 8 -12

Cami & The Cosmopolitans - 12:15/3:00/5:45

all over town
Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
760-934-2478 or 1-877-Mtn-Jazz [map]
Price: http://www.mammothjazz.org/ticke

Yipppeee!! Cami & The Cosmopolitans have been invited to play at this AMAZING 4-day jazz festival in the High Sierra valley of Mammoth Lakes, CA. I will be joined with several of my favorite players, including Philip G. Smith on sax, John Gronberg on trumpet, Max Perkoff on trombone, Gary Ryan on banjo/guitar, Ross Gualco on piano, Tom Shader on bass, and Steve Self on drums. If you are open this week, you MUST put this event on your TO-DO list... you will have a BALL!

Our sets times and locales for Friday:
12:15 - Church
3:00 - Big Top - Oscar Hammerstein Tribute
5:45 - Whiskey Creek Tent - Cole Porter Songs

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee July 8-12

Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee - 10:00PM!

June Lake (near Mammoth Lake) CA [map]
Price: (see wesbsite for ticket info)

Double Eagle Resort, JUNE LAKE SITE: I'll be foolin' around with the Divine Miss Yve Evans and pianoman Tom Hook for some "blue" songs and risque mischief as we kick off our appearance at the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee! Visit their website for all the scoop - my band, Cami & The Cosmopolitans, starts the next day around noon!

See you there!!!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Grand Sierra Resort - "Reno" Ballroom

Cami & The Cosmopolitans Concert & Dance - 7:00 -10:00 (Doors 6:30)

2500 E. Second Street
Reno NV 89595
FOR TICKETS 1-800-648-3568 [map]
Price: $19 advance, $24 day of show

Never-before-seen! Cami's BAY AREA version of her 7-piece band, "Cami & The Cosmopolitans" (on their way to the 4-day Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee July 9 -12) will debut in concert at the Grand Sierra Resort in the Tahoe Ballroom on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 PM.

Cami shares the stage with long-time friends from the Mike Vax band days as well as some Reno faves. They'll be doing jazz and swing classics, vocal harmonies, lots of goofy jokes and all-around great musical entertainment for your dancing, listening and laughing pleasure! No-host bar, lots of varied seating and 2 dance floors!

BAND MEMBERS: Philip G. Smith (Napa)- reeds/ flute/ vocals/ jokes; John Gronberg (Oregon) - trumpet/ flugelhorn; Max Perkoff (Mill Valley)- trombone; Gary Ryan (Morro Bay) - banjo/ guitar/ vocals/ humors; Ross Gualco (Fairfax) - piano/ vocals; Tom Shader (Santa Rosa) - bass/ vocals; and on drums - Steve Self (Reno).

Tickets can be purchased for no fee in person at the Grand Sierra Resort Box Office and ticket counter.
AND - for only a $1 fee (unheard of !!!) --- tickets can be purchased online at
https://reservations.grandsierraresort.com/cgi-bin/lansaweb?procfun+netsls+netsls+tkt+funcparms+iofrww(A0100):Cami or over the phone at 1-800-648-3568.

This event will be a fun fund-raiser for the Nevada Opera Company, where Cami got her career start oh so many years ago! Proceeds will help assure the continuance of this extraordinary performing arts company, or at least let more of you know about it.

If you are going to the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee, please consider spending the evening with us as we debut "Cami & The Cosmopolitans" before the festival. Out-of-towners? Check out the incredible deals for golf and spa packages, and I just checked online - standard rooms start at $44 a night!
http://www.grandsierraresort.com/accommodations/guest_rooms/
AND - the dining here is incredible... http://www.grandsierraresort.com/dining/
MAP TO GRAND SIERRA RESORT:
http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=2500+E+Second+Street,+Reno,+NV+89595

With a deep understanding of the roots of jazz, a great love of the “Great American Songbook”, and a zest for innovative improvisation, CAMI And The CoSmopolitAnS present a vast canvas of jazz styles, splashing the colors of bop, bebop, straight-ahead, modern jazz and the swingin’est of swing with brushstrokes of blues, gospel, Dixie, Rhythm & Blues and world music. Some of their repertoire includes unique multi-voice harmonies that remind one of Four Freshman, Mills Brothers and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.
This is sure to be a wonderful evening with "Cami & The Cosmopolitans" - thanks to Nevada Opera Company and the Grand Sierra Resort. See you there!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Reno Aces Baseball Park

Cami sings National Anthem - 6:45

Ballpark betwen E. 2nd St. and Evans Ave.
Reno NV [map]
Price: $7 GA to $23 premium

I'm singing the National Anthem for the opening of this baseball game between Reno's new minor league baseball team the RENO ACES and the Sacramento River Cats. First pitch is at 7:05.

Tickets range from $6 for kids and seniors, $7 general admission, $9 to $15 stadium to $23 for infield premium seats.

Click here to get tickets... https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=39480
The Reno Aces are a minor league baseball franchise based in Reno, Nevada. The team is a member of the Pacific Coast League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The franchise is owned by SK Baseball, LLC and is a part of the Pacific Conference's South Division along with the Fresno Grizzlies, Las Vegas 51s, and Sacramento River Cats. The Aces began their inaugural season on the road on April 10, 2009, and played their home opener in the new Aces Ballpark on April 17, 2009.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Ft. Mason, San Francisco

wedding! - 6:30 - 10:30

Price: Private event

I'll be performing with Philip G. Smith and the Gentlemen of Jazz - hey, we're a great wedding band if you're looking...!

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Harrah's Tahoe Casino South Shore Room

Bob Newhart! (Openin Act- Cami Thompson) - 7:30PM

15 Hwy 50
Stateline (South Shore) NV 89449
800-786-8208 OR [map]
Price: $80 + tax & fee

Hey - I get to be the Opening Act for BOB NEWHART! How fun is that??? He will be performing one night only at the wonderful South Shore Showroom at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. I will do a 20-minute opening set with the Tony Savage Orchestra, a 10-piece band composed of some of the finest players in the Northern Nevada area. And let me tell you - there is nothing like a summer night at Lake Tahoe!

Click here for more info: http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/EventsDetail.do?locationCode=TAH&detailName=bob-newhart-detail&eventTitle=Bob Newhart#

Click here to purchase tickets: https://shop.prestigeticketing.com/harrahstah/store.jsp?merchant=HarTah#ceShop

ABOUT BOB NEWHART - legendary comedian, monologist, storyteller, television star and master of the one-sided phone conversation! For over four decades Bob Newhart has been a standout among the greatest of America's favorite comedians. His career began after serving in the US Army when he went to work as an accountant and advertising copywriter. To enliven the drudgery of their daily routine, Newhart and colleague and pal Ed Gallagher invented comic phone conversations to entertain themselves and other co-workers. They taped some of their conversations and created a local nightclub act. The rest - as they say - is History! He is now 79 years old and I hear he's still as funny as ever! http://www.bobnewhart.com/

WOW! What a fantastic weekend I just had! It started with a wonderful trio gig at the Penthouse of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco with Max Perkoff on piano and Dartanyan Brown on bass - sweet little jazzy gig! The gorgeous tiled 8th floor patio overlooked the glistening city under a fog-wisped full moon! Then I packed up and hauled it over the mountain to South Shore of Lake Tahoe. I arrived there safely around 3AM, got a few hours of sleep at 6300' to acclamate to the altitude, then hit the rehearsal with the Tony Savage Orchestra on the main stage of the famous South Shore Showroom at 1:00 Saturday with a mix of fear, anxiety, breathlessness and determination. Sandy's calming words and healing prayer helped bring me back to myself and let God back in to run things! After our 90 minutes of running through my 5 songs, we took a break - the guys returned shortly to run through the intro and exit music for Mr. Bob Newhart - a very kind as well as hilarious gentleman!

Getting all gussied up ( in my private "star" dressing room!) with the delightful and able assistance of the Divine Miss Elfie, wardrobe mistress to the stars!, and wearing a dark red satin gown, I "hit the big boards" at 7:30 and -- much to my astonished delight - pretty much nailed my 20-minute show!!!!

I rarely get to say that after a performance, since I ALWAYS find something wrong with what I did.
But this time, I pretty much got it all right ----- maybe not as powerful as I usually sing, but at that altitude I was happy not to pass out!

Let's see - to recount (if you are at all still interested by this point... ) with the screaming 10-piece band under the direction of drummer-leader Tony Savage, a band comprised mostly of friends I have known and played with over the years (some my whole life!) , I think we tore up my opener, Sammy Davis Jr.'s version of "Come Back to Me"; then we slithered into Dianne Schuur/Count Basie's sexy version of "I Caught a Touch of Your Love", with me teasing many surprised men in the front row; next up was a comedy version of "Unforgettable" that my girlfriends wrote about our various weight worries, entitled "Undefattable" -- got a few good laughs with that one; then a lovely Streisand ballad from Yentl- "The Way He Makes Me Feel" (which I recorded with Mike Vax Big Band 4 or 5 years ago...); and I closed the show with lots of thank you's, and then sang my gospel-y version of "Over the Rainbow"... I was so thrilled to see that it brought a few folks to their feet, as well as a pretty lengthy round of applause from the over 700 folks in attendance. My sister Randi reminded me that most of them were not expecting an opening act, especially not something like me, so she thinks many were still rather shocked by the whole scene of a larger-than -life singer with a big band!

And then right on into Bob Newhart's show the night went...
I had to stand in the wings for a bit and breathe it all in! Hugged some of the wonderful musicians, whom I will now list, because what I do is pretty empty and meaningless without them: Drums/band leader - Tony Savage, Bass - Hans Halt, Piano - nationally acclaimed jazz artist Jim Martinez, Saxes - Ron Starr, Jim Garaventa, Lawrence Connell, Frank Benvenuto; Trumpets - Paul Lenz, Maurice Montgomery; Trombone - Rich Lewis. You guys ROCK! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

AND -- Harrah's Entertainment program director Butch Austin and his team treated me like a queen - my 1th floor hotel suite was lovely --- bigger and prettier than my apartment! I had a "star" dressing room: my name was on a bronze plaque on the door (which they gave me to keep!), it had a lounge room for guests (my posse!) , a mirrored dressing room and vanity and with a full bathroom - just awesome! I had an expense account for meals and drinks, AND they paid me too! Man o man, I want this more often, please!!!

So thank you Universe! I LOVED this weekend and would like more like that!

And thank you so much to my friends and fans who weathered the rain and come to the show - I hope you enjoyed even a smidgen as much as I did!!!

Much Love,
Cami

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Fairmont Hotel

7:00 to 10:00

San Francisco [map]
Price: Private wedding dinner

yeah! I get to play with Max Perkoff again - hey, did you know I got to sing a track on his latest CD - check it out at http://www.maxperkoff.com/ The CD is titled "Infinite Search" and the original song is "Waiting"...

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

The Best of Broadway! - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

100 South Virginia St. at Mill, Reno NV
Reno NV 775 783 3223 [map]
Price: $35 Gen. $25 Sen. $15 Student

Sierra Nevada Ballet presents "THE BEST OF BROADWAY" - a night of Broadway song and dance. Special guest artist is Cami Thompson with her trio, and her friend, Scottish tenor Steven Hallan. Cami is also the Musical Director of this show, which was originally created for the Lake Tahoe Arts Festival last summer. It is a fantastic creation of live music, recorded medleys, and even jazz improvisation, choreographed by Artistic Director Rosine Bena and other guests.

This spectacular musical theater showcase will be performed by members of the Sierra Nevada Ballet, principal dancer Ananda Bena-Weber, Internationally recognized guest artists Domingo Rubio and Sam Weber (the "fastest feet in tap") and the Cami Thompson Trio (Peter Supersano, Joe McKenna, Steve Self) and features Cami belting out some Broadway classics. Don't miss a one-of-a-kind performance of "I Got Rhythm" with Cami and Sam Weber trading solos between voice and tap!

The event is not a ballet yet is filled with live music, song and spectacular dancing.

Selections from favorite musicals such as West Side Story, Show Boat, The King & I, Phantom of the Opera, State Fair, The Barkley’s of Broadway, Top Hat and more will offer “a vivid performance for all ages and musical interests”, according to Sierra Nevada Ballet artistic director, Rosine Bena.

To buy Tickets; click here: http://tickets.pioneercenter.com/
And Click here to visit Sierra Nevada Ballet website: http://www.sierranevadaballet.com/index.html

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO SEE OUR SHOW! What a brilliant audience - you stirred us on to be our best! I think it was quite a success despite some of the ticketing problems. And HUGE thanks to my band Peter Supersano, Joe Mckenna, Steve Self, and Steven Hallan for ROCKIN' MY WORLD!

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

St. Francis Yacht Club

Opening Day On The Bay - 3:30PM

San Francisco [map]
Price: Private event for club members

Once again, it's Opening Day On The Bay for the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. I'm invited back to share song with the revelers and some great musicians. Hope some of you are members - or know a member - so you can share the sounds of music, and the sights of the spectacular sunset views under the Golden Gate Bridge and and across the sail-filled Bay.

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Metropolitain Community Church

MCCSF is Turning 39! ... Really! - 8:00 PM

150 Eureka Street @ Castro
San Francisco CA 94114
415.863.4434 [map]
Price: $20/ 2 for $39!

In April the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco is turning 39... really! We are going to celebrate with a big birthday party at 150 Eureka Street on Friday, April 24th, at 8:00pm.

The evening will feature live entertainment by Cami Thompson, accompanied by the Fabulous Max Perkoff on Piano, the MCCSF Worship and Praise Team, and special surprise guests. I'll be doping some Bette, some blues, some Broadway... get the picture?

Fun, food, beverages (alcohol-free), and plenty of birthday cake will be provided, along with door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

As part of the festivities MCCSF and MCF will also be presenting a Saints Alive Award to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in gratitude for their 30 years of outrageous and outstanding service to the community.

Tickets are $20 each or two for $39, available for on-line purchase here. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $25 each.

For more information please contact the church office at 415.863.4434 or admin@mccsf.org.

Buy Tickets here:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/60840
Click here for more about this Equality-based L/G/B/T church... http://www.mccsf.org/vision.html

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Pleasant Hill High School, Oregon

all day

36386 Hwy 58
Pleasant Hill OR 541-736-0425 [map]
Price: ? TBA

I am invited to be a guest artist, clinician and adjudicator at the 34th Annual Pleasant Hill Invitational Jazz Festival competion. (Even though I am not fond of the idea of having to COMPETE in the Arts, I do recognize some competition is good for the development of skills and it's nice to have a challenge!) I will sing with the Pleasant Hills band and some of the other guests artists/clinicians. More info to come about tickets. etc.

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Private Event

evening

I will be singing with the exciting Mike Vax Big Band. I think it is a private event but will let you know ASAP.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

St. Francis Yacht Club

6:30 PM

San Francisco CA [map]
Price: private event

I will be joining San Francisco singer Brian Ramsey and Friends for a wonderful concert of the music of the Gershwins and Duke Ellington. Featuring the Dave Miotke Trio and guests.

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Atlantis Resort Casino & Spa

A Note-Able Evening of Romance - 7:00 doors open, music starts at 7:30

3800 S. Virginia
Reno NV 775-324-5521 [map]
Price: $40 advance, $45 at door

Fall in love again, dancing with Cami Thompson and Jakki Ford and the 17-piece Big Band sound of the Reno Jazz Orchestra, while raising money for a great charity: To benefit The Note-Ables, a nonprofit organization that provides musical opportunities for adults and children with disabilities. "Music is a gift, and everyone with a love of music should to be able to express themselves," Thompson said, "That is why this performance with The Note-Ables is so special -- to make sure these talented musicians can continue to play instruments, write songs and perform."

Guests will be enthralled by the evening's offering of classic American standards, unique jazz tunes, romantic ballads, and high-energy big band numbers. The Note-Ables will perform several songs during the orchestra breaks and will join Thompson and the RJO for a few fabulous surprises.

In addition to unforgettable music, guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, complimentary champagne, lots of dance space, and a spectacular silent auction. Hosting this wonderful event will be KRNV News 4 anchor Shelby Sheehan.

To purchase tickets, please call The NoteAbles at (775) 324-5521.

In the past few years, this wonderful evening almost sold out. Many of our guests declared it was the best event they had been to in YEARS! So get your tickets early - and get those dance shoes dusted off! This is THE Valentine's event to attend!

Tables of 10 may be reserved for $350.

Email for more info: mail@note-ables.org
www.note-ables.org
Tickets may be purchased at Maytans Music Store (777 S. Center Street, Reno) and
the Atlantis Hotel Casino gift shop.

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Sparks Victorian Square

Cami Thompson presents "Carols Come Alive" Concert - 3:00 PM

Victorian Square Plaza
Sparks NV [map]
Price: Open and Free to the public

Cami's annual Holiday concert has not been annual for the last 4 years, but returns to brighten the afternoon between the City of Sparks Parade (around noon?) and the big Tree-Lighting Ceremony at 5:00. Cami will perform her spirited, inclusive & heart-warming concert with her 4-piece band, 3 background singers, a 12-voice girls choir and 10 Lynne Barth dancers. This is a must-see event to jump-start your Holiday Spirit!

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Eureka Theater

FINAL PERFORMANCE!!! "GIRL CRAZY" Music by George & Ira Gershwin; Book by Guy Bolton and Jack McGowan - 3:00

215 Jackson Street @ Front
San Francisco CA (415) 255-8207 Box Office [map]
Price: $32 to $42

THIS IS OUR FINAL PERFORMANCE OF "GIRL CRAZY". There will be no extension as the next production is ready to start as soon as we close. The show is produced by 42nd Street Moon Theater Company in San Francisco.

Here is the splash page...
http://www.42ndstmoon.com/42newweb/shows/2009/girlcrazy.htm
I'm VERY excited as this is my first theatrical role outside of Northern Nevada in 20 years, and I hope many of you can venture to San Francisco for this unique glimpse into a forgotten Broadway classic. Tickets are on sale now at the 42nd Street Moon website or the number below. Tickets go fast, so be sure to get yours now to get a good seat! ...and this show is great for the whole family!

See you after the show!

Be sure to read the reviews on the Reviews page!

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Eureka Theater

Gershwins "GIRL CRAZY!" musical - 6:00 PM

216 Jackson St between Battery & Front
San Francisco CA (415) 255-8207 Box Office [map]
Price: $32-$42

George & Ira Gershwin musical "GIRL CRAZY"! Cami is performing in the comic sidekick role of Kate Fothergill, the character that introduced Ethel Merman to the Broadway stage, and made famous the snappy "I Got Rhythm". The show is produced by 42nd Street Moon Theater Company in San Francisco, and runs one more week - Nov 13,14,15,& 16!

Here is the splash page...
http://www.42ndstmoon.com/42newweb/shows/2009/girlcrazy.htm
I'm VERY excited as this is my first theatrical role outside of Northern Nevada in 20 years, and I hope many of you can venture to San Francisco for this unique glimpse into a forgotten Broadway classic. Tickets are on sale now at the 42nd Street Moon website or the number below. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to get yours now to get a good seat!
...and this show is great for the whole family!

See you after the show!

Reviews on the REVIEWS page!

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Eureka Theater

Gershwins' "GIRL CRAZY"! musical - 8:00 PM

215 Jackson Street @ Front
San Francisco ca (415) 255-8207 Box Office [map]
Price: $32 to $42

George & Ira Gershwin musical "GIRL CRAZY"! Cami is performing in the comic sidekick role of Kate Fothergill, the character that introduced Ethel Merman to the Broadway stage, and made famous the snappy "I Got Rhythm". The show is produced by 42nd Street Moon Theater Company in San Francisco, and runs one more week - Nov 13,14,15,& 16!

Here is the splash page...
http://www.42ndstmoon.com/42newweb/shows/2009/girlcrazy.htm
I'm VERY excited as this is my first theatrical role outside of Northern Nevada in 20 years, and I hope many of you can venture to San Francisco for this unique glimpse into a forgotten Broadway classic. Tickets are on sale now at the 42nd Street Moon website or the number below. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to get yours now to get a good seat!
...and this show is great for the whole family!

See you after the show!

Be sure to read the reviews on the Reviews page!

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Eureka Theater

"GIRL CRAZY" Music by George & Ira Gershwin; Book by Guy Bolton and Jack McGowan - 8:00

215 Jackson Street @ Front
San Francisco CA (415) 255-8207 Box Office [map]
Price: $32 to $42

George & Ira Gershwin musical "GIRL CRAZY"! Cami is performing in the comic sidekick role of Kate Fothergill, the character that introduced Ethel Merman to the Broadway stage, and made famous the snappy "I Got Rhythm". The show is produced by 42nd Street Moon Theater Company in San Francisco, and runs one more week - Nov 13,14,15,& 16!

Here is the splash page...
http://www.42ndstmoon.com/42newweb/shows/2009/girlcrazy.htm
I'm VERY excited as this is my first theatrical role outside of Northern Nevada in 20 years, and I hope many of you can venture to San Francisco for this unique glimpse into a forgotten Broadway classic. Tickets are on sale now at the 42nd Street Moon website or the number below. Tickets go fast, so be sure to get yours now to get a good seat! ...and this show is great for the whole family!

See you after the show!

Be sure to read the reviews on the Reviews page!

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

private wedding

afternoon

Golden Gate Park
San Francisco [map]

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Hawaiian Vacation!

Scott & I will be on vacation from Sept. 11 to Sept. 20.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Sand Harbor State Park Outdoor Stage

Sierra Nevada Ballet Presents ... "THE BEST OF BROADWAY" ON THE BEACH with Cami Thompson - 7:30 PM

WHERE IT IS = http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/venue/getting_
(775) 832-1616 [map]
Price: @ $20 to $67

Grab the family and head to the beach - you don't want to miss this one! Mark your calendar now for August 29th , at 7:30 pm, as The Best of Broadway comes to one of the most striking stages under the stars as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. This outstanding musical theater medley is filled with live music, song and spectacular dancing performed by international stars. Musical numbers from some of the all time favorites such as West Side Story, Show Boat, The Barkley's of Broadway, Top Hat and more will offer one of the summer's most vivid performances filled with Broadway's best!

Feautured artist this year will be renowned jazz singer Cami Thompson, holding the pulse of the performance. With an extensive background in musical theater, light opera and professional jazz music (singing around the world for over 30 years), Cami Thompson will light the stage with her passionate sound, robust style and comedic timing. She will be accompanied by her exciting group led by pianist Peter Supersano.

The world-wide talent line-up continues as Sam Weber, ("the fastest feet in tap"), the fabulous Domingo Rubio (from the Robert Altman movie "The Company"), and the sensuous Ananda Bena-Weber lead a dynamic cast of versatile dancers.

A new addition to this spectacular Sierra Nevada Ballet evening is the "Dance with the Stars Under the Stars" where prominent local residents of Lake Tahoe's North Shore will dance live with the Sierra Nevada Ballet artists in a Grand Finale presentation.

Acclaimed music, theater and dance critic Jack Neal reviewed Sierra Nevada Ballet as a "truly professional dance company emerging in the Reno metropolitan area." Versatile and innovative, Sierra Nevada Ballet is northern Nevada's only professional ballet company and incorporates the popular with the experimental. Always a crowd pleaser, it offers music and different types of dance from well known classical to new age contemporary original pieces.

Buy your tickets today!

The Sierra Nevada Ballet is a nonprofit dance company formed to cater to the increasingly diverse appetite of the northern Nevada performing arts community. The purpose of this high caliber professional company is to bring cultural enrichment and arts education to the Reno/Tahoe/Carson communities and to collaborate with other arts organizations whenever possible to expand and educate dance audiences. The company is designed in two branches: the performing branch and the educational outreach branch. For more information, visit sierranevadaballet.com or call (775) 783-3223.

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Brewery Arts Center

Jazz & Beyond Music Festival: Reno Jazz Orchestra featuring Cami Thompson - 6:00 to 8:00

449 West King Street
Carson City NV (775) 883-1976 [map]
Price: $10 One-Day Pass, $25 weekend

OOOPPPS!!! Cami will NOT be joining the Reno Jazz Orchestra for a 3rd year at Carson City's "Jazz & Beyond" 3-day jazz festival on their closing night. They double-booked and I relented - they'll owe me in the future - maybe cookies or a t-shirt or something! They will be outdoors under the stars with great classics, exciting arrangements, and delightful sounds....and someone else!

During the weekend, Headliners include:
- Cherry Poppin Daddies
- New World Jazz Project
- Craig Chaquico
- The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
- Reno Jazz Orchestra

$10 One-Day Pass

$25 Three-Day Pass

The following activities at the festival are additional fees. Be sure to purchase festival passes for the appropriate days for the activities:
+ $20 Beer Tasting (Friday, 6-10 pm)
+ $25 Wine Tasting (Saturday, 3-5 pm)
+ $10 Sunday Brunch* (Sunday, 11-2 pm)

*Children receive a $5 discount for the Sunday Brunch

No coolers allowed inside the festival campus.

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Be Abundant Home Decor Shop

Reno Riverwalk Presents the Wine Walk - 3:00 to 5:00

46 W. 1st Street
Reno NV 89502
(775) 324-1936 [map]
Price: Free!

Be Abundant Home Decor is one of the the merchants of the Riverwalk "Arts District" in downtown Reno, who host this Wine Walk on the third Saturday of each month. Cami and her pianist will be performing during the August 16th Wine Walk from 3 to 5 in this darling shop. You can taste a different wine at each merchant participating in the walk. The tasting is free, and an official map and Commemorative Wine Walk Glass is only $15. The Wine Walk culminates in a free raffle give-a-way to over 20 winners of prizes from the participating merchants. For more information call 775-337-1717.

"Like any good home decor store, you can find everything from unique garden art, to fine European linens. Looking for candles? Be Abundant has them. How about bath accessories that will put you in another world, or candles, oils, and scents? They also sell unique teas. "

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

private party

6:00 pm

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Del Webb's Sierra Canyon - Aspen Lodge

Cami & Johnny are Boppers! - 3:00 to 5:00

All the way to the end of Somerset Parkway; it ends at the Clubh
Reno NV 89523
775-624-2900 [map]
Price: $12

We're doing a concert for the folks on the hill in Somerset, but you are also invited! Wonderful trumpeter and long-time friend John Gronberg will be in town for a few days, and we LOVE to play together! Joining us for 2 jazz sets is a great trio: Hans Halt on bass, Steve Self on drums, and Peter Supersano on keys.

IMPORTANT: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance and are NOT being sold at the door. This is the Aspen Lodge clubhouse policy, amd no exceptions are possible. If you wish to attend this concert, you must buy your tickets at the clubhouse before 9:00 PM Saturday night. Please call for more info and directions: 775-624-2900. There is a cap on attendance of 120, so please get your tickets now! We sold out last year and stuffed the clubhouse, and they cannot allow that this year! If you really want to go but can't get a ticket in advance, please contact me and I'll work something out with you, OK?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Incline Village Green

"I'll Be Seeing You" - 7:00 to 10:00

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Incline Village NV [map]
Price: FREE!

Cami will be singing with the Reno Jazz Orchestra for 1940's big band music and dancing under the stars!

5:00-8:00 = Dinner Service Available.
Wine & Beer Available.

Admission is Free! Bring a picnic and a dancing partner, or find one there!

Click here for directions to the Hyatt's Village Green...
http://laketahoe.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/services/maps/index.jsp?icamp=propMapDirections

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

private event

1:00

Reno [map]

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

A Napa Winery

6:00 - 10:00

Price: private party

..singing with Rex Allen and Swing Fever

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

UNR Theater

35th Nevada Repertory Theater Reunion - 7:00 til ???

Reno [map]

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

"A Taste for Jazz" - 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Reno NV CARE Chest phone: 775-829-CARE [map]
Price: $60/person

A Benefit for C*A*R*E* Chest in the Grand Ballroom, featuring over 50 Premium wineries including Arger-Martucci, Benziger, Frank Family, Groth, Hall, Torre Oria, Ladera, Guenoc, Steele, Reynold's &b Rutherford ranch. Sample delights from the area's finest restaurants and listne to live jazz performed by "Cami Thompson & Company".

A limited number of reserved tables for 8 are available = $480 per table/ $400 tax deductible.

Sponsorship opportunities/ make a contribution to the auction, write to events@ carechest.com


In association with Silver State Liquor & Wine, KOLO News 8, Smooth Jazz 92.1, and Atlantis Casino Resort .Spa

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Steinway Piano Gallery

6:30 (doors open at 6:00)

Price: private event

Clarke Anniversary

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Our 1st/12th Anniversary

EARTH
[map]

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

My 50th Birthday!

all damn day!

aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhh!


ok - I'm over it!

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

San Francisco hotel

7:00 - 11:00

Price: private event

I'm singing with the wild and wonderful "Swing Kings" for a private party.

Monday, December 31st, 2007

NOWHERE!!!

NEW YEARS EVE
and I have NO GIG!!!
write if you need me!

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Sausalito Cruising Club

1:00 - 5:00

Sausalito CA [map]
Price: Private Party - 80th Birthday!

with the Fabulous Miss Gini Wilson Trio!

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Steinway Piano Gallery

"An Intimate Holiday Evening with Cami & Friends" - 6:30 (doors open at 6:00)

500 E. Moana Lane
Reno NV 89502
(775) 829-0600 [map]
Price: $30.00

Cami will be presenting an "Intimate Holiday Evening with Friends" at the new Steinway Gallery in the large open showroom. Peter Supersano will play piano on his favorite 9 foot Steinway, Joe McKenna will
work that bass, and Steve Self will provide the rhythm for our holiday romance. Dress up a bit for a lovely sit-down concert followed by a wine reception.

Visit the Steinway Gallery website at http://www.spgreno.com/

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Atlantis

7:30 AM!!!!

Reno NV [map]
Price: private event

Cami will sing a few Holiday songs REALLY EARLY for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Annual Appreciation Party!

Monday, December 17th, 2007

El Dorado Casino Showroom

"Celebrate the Season with Choir, Cami & Hot Cocoa" - 7:00 PM

Reno NV 775-786-5700 [map]
Price: $13 adults $8 students

Tickets: call El Dorado Showroom Resevations at 775-786-5700

Cami will be the guest artist with the Nevada Opera Youth Chorus for
their annual Holiday Fundraising Concert.... featuring her trio Tony
Savage, Joe McKenna and Peter Supersano. Come hear (and feel) why
young people should sing!!!

Read a great story about this wonderful organization and their
amazing director Kris Engstrom here in the Reno Gazette Journal :
http://rgj.p2ionline.com/magazine/ss/index.aspx?adgroupid=97998&webstoryid=12085685&articleID=12085684&adid=1666352&type=art&&menu=37

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Virginia City

8:00

Price: private event

Up in the historic "ghost town" of Virgina City, I will be portraying Miss Mae West in "Petticoat Follies", a lively "wild west" revue created by Lynne Barth of Reno-Tahoe Entertainment.

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Peppermill Casino Ballroom

6:00 to 9:00

2707 S Virginia St
Reno NV [map]
Price: $50.00

The Salvation Army is having its annual fundraiser dinner on Thursday November 8, featuring live and silent auctions, and music by Cami Thompson and Company, her jazz duo. Great way to shop for Christmas gifts!!

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Lake Mansion House

AAUW Annual Fundraiser - 2:00 to 5:00

250 Court St at Arlington Ave
Reno 775-826-6100 [map]
Price: $25 per person

An Afternoon at the Lake Mansion: Break out your fancy hats and period dress for the occasion - join us for our famous fundraiser to benefit AAUW's Education Foundation and local scholarships. The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. With more than 100,000 college graduates, 1,300 branches, and 600 institutions, AAUW is the nation's leading advocate for education and equity for women and girls.

Entertainment by Cami & Peter Supersano, and Barbershop Express.

Wine tasting, snacks, live auction and great silent auction items. Meet new friends and greet old ones as we help to raise University scholarship funds for young women. (Hear Cami do her infamous LIVE SCAT Auction!)

For More info:
call Martha at 852-8132 or Donna at 747-5452 or donnanorm1@yahoo.com

LAKE MANSION: This is a chance to visit the original home of Reno's founders, Jane & Myron Lake. The historic Lake Mansion was built in 1877, and recently renovated and moved to its current location near the Truckee River and Wingfield Park. For more info: http://lakemansion.com/index.php

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

San Jose Marriott

6:00 - 9:00

Price: private event

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Gardnerville location

(all day)

Gardnerville NV [map]
Price: will post

I will be teaching two vocal clinics at this 2-day dance/theatre/vocal workshop. I will post more details as soon as I get them.

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Sonoma

7-10

CA [map]
Price: private event

I'l be playing for a beautiful Sonoma wedding with the delightful Eddie Pasternak group featuring Alex Murztyn on sax.

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Menlo Circus Club

Stanford Children's Hospital Gala - 7:00

190 Park Lane
Atherton CA 94027
[map]
Price: $$$$

Cami reunites with the Mike Vax Big Band for the Stanford Children's Hospital Annual Fundraiser...sure to be a wonderful night of great food and swingin' big band music to dance the night away. Contact Louise Rockhold for more information: 650-323-4817 or by email at rockstop@sbcglobal.net

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Brewery Arts Center

Jazz & Beyond Music Festival: Reno Jazz Orchestra featuring Cami Thompson - 7:00

449 West King Street
Carson City NV 89703
(775) 883-1976 [map]

Carson City's "Jazz & Beyond" is a 3-day jazz festival featuring 5 performance venues, 30+ acts with over 100 musicians to enjoy while celebrating the 5th Anual Beer Tasting event. Sound like fun? It is! We had a blast last year, so be sure to join us for a beautiful summer evening of big band jazz. The acclaimed Reno Jazz Orchestra performs a full-length concert featuring Cami in one of her favorite settings -- on stage with a great big band.
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Friday night at 8:00 pm: Cherry Poppin' Daddies
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Saturday at 5:00 pm:
Maria Muldaur
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Saturday at 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Private Home, San Fancisco

Buffet Dinner & Show! - 6:30 to 9:30

3368 Jackson St.,
San Francisco CA 94118
INFO: 415.885.1937 [map]
Price: $45 annual membership fee

I will be performing a long magical set at 7:45 with Max Perkoff, one of my favorite musicians, at a private home in Pacific Heights as a benefit for Y.E.S.
(http://www.yesfoundationforthearts.org), a wonderful, worthy cause for musically gifted children. It is open to the public, and includes dinner, drinks and dessert ---check the website below for tickets and info!

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Del Webb's Sierra Canyon - Aspen Lodge

"Cami And Johnny Were Jazzers" - 3:00 - 5:00

Aspen Lodge
Reno NV 775-624-2900 [map]
Price: $10 residents, $15 non-res

Cami will join long-time Reno friend John Gronberg (trumpet) with a terrific jazz trio as he visits our area again for a special afternoon of jazz -- outdoors on the plaza of this beautiful community center in the West hills above Reno.

Bill Hecht on piano, Hans Halt on bass, and Steve Self on drums. Might be some surprise guests too!

Food and Drinks provided!
RSVP by August 5th

DIRECTIONS:
From the Robb Drive exit off of I80

Follow the exit to the right;
Make a left at the first traffic light on to Sharlands.

Stay on Sharlands thru a stop sign and it will turn into Somersett Parkway.

Go Thru 6 roundabouts (will be about 4miles)

After the 6th roundabout you will travel another ¾ of a mile and reach a stop sign. In front of you is the Aspen Lodge, continue straight into the parking lot.

RSVP by August 5th

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Monterra - Syncon Homes Grand Opening

5:00 to 8:00

1114 Monterra Drive off Buckeye
Minden NV 89423
775-783-1786 [map]

Grand, elegant and spacious... no, the newest Syncon homes, not me!
And I'll be celebrating their French-style grand opening with my sophisticated jazz duo, Peter Supersano and Joe McKenna. Enjoy wine
and gourmet hors d'oeuvres, fun prizes, and come see what all the buzz
is about!

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

"So You Think You Can Dance" TV show

9:00 pm PST

Fox TV station in your area
[map]

Well, my career just got a much-appreciated surprise gift...
"RENO GIRL MAKES GOOD!"

I was just informed Tuesday July 17 (while on vacation in Hawaii) that my 2000 recording of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (from my CD "By Request") has been licensed for the opening group dance song featured this Thursday, July 19th on the "Results" TV show of "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN
DANCE!" It airs nationally (at 9:00 pm PST) on Fox TV stations and I hope you can catch it - it's the first song!

Here is the link to the website for "So You Think You Can Dance"...
http://www.fox.com/dance/
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"So You Think You Can Dance" (Dick Clark Productions) is a search
competition for the most talented young dancers from all over the country who wish to make it in the dance business. Entering its third season this summer on FOX, the hot series from the producers of "AMERICAN IDOL" and "American Bandstand" is hosted by Cat Deeley, one of the UK's top television personalities and a correspondent for "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Good Morning America." Dancers skilled in everything from the "street" styles of hip-hop, krumping
and popping to "the best of ballroom" --salsa, quickstep, jive, swing, waltz, and more -- compete to be named America's Favorite
Dancer in front of a live audience and over 2.5 million TV viewers!

So how did they happen to choose me?...
One of the choreographers, Jean Marc, was hoping to use Bette Midler's version of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" this week for a big
swing dance production, but because she was on vacation and unable to
respond to the quick request, Jean Marc searched iTunes for another
version and discovered mine. I'm so thrilled that he chose it over so many others to be used for their hot new TV show. It will be edited in length for broadcast, but you can listen to it in its entirety right
now on my website...

http://camithompson.com/music.html
My recording of "Boogie Woogie" features wonderful musicians I have been playing with for many years, some for decades: Tony Savage on drums, Richard Ray on bass, Peter Supersano on piano, Frank Falcioni on guitar. My friend Remmel Wilson let me use his horn arrangement,
which showcases the trumpet stylings of Matt Nygren, with Paul Lenz
(trumpet), Rich Lewis (trombone) and Remmel Wilson and Brian Landruss
on saxes. Thanks for the great notes, guys!!!

That's my voice overdubbed with up to 4 tracks of harmony which I arranged. We recorded it in my hometown Reno at IMIRAGE SOUND LAB, the awesome studio of recording genius "Too Tall" Tom Gordon!

http://www.myspace.com/imiragesoundlab
Remmel Wilson's CD can be found here:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/baronvonremmel ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I feel truly grateful to be a music-maker, and I thank the Universe for my abundant Blessings!!!!
Thanks to you all for listening!

Friday, July 6th, 2007

vacation

Cami and Scott will be on vacation July 6 through July 18.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Wingield Park Amphitheater

Artown: "Food for the Soul World Music Series": Reno Jazz Orchestra with Cami Thompson - 1:30 - 4:00pm

Arlington and 1st Streets
Reno NV (775) 331-3663 Nevada Food Bank [map]
Price: Donation: $5 or 5 cans of food

Cami will be performing with her home-town friends, the wonderful Reno Jazz Orchestra in a "Tribute to America" via the Great American Songbook. Begin your 4th of July celebration with big band sounds that will awaken your patriotic spirit and leave plenty of time to get to the fireworks!

Sponsored by Charles Schwab Bank, IGT & GameTech International.

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

Hidden Valley Country Club

Memorial Service for Lee Hirshland - 12:00 noon

Price: private event

Lee was one of my dear friends, my godfather, and a great inspiration to me. He will be loved and living in my heart always.

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

private party = wedding

6:00 pm

San Anselmo CA [map]

Cami performs with Max Perkoff Group

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