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Read: Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble to perform with guest xylophonist Heather Thorn

Heather Thorn is a xylophonist in Orlando, Florda where she performs with her band Vivacity and as a freelance percussionist and actress. In 2019, she was featured with Vivacity as the headline act for the I Love Jazz International Jazz Festival in Brazil. Heather has been featured as a guest artist with Michael Andrew and Swingerhead, Carol Stein, the John Depaola quartet and as an opening act for the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

As band leader of Vivacity, she frequently performs for swing dances and at renowned Central Florida venues including Timucua Arts White House and the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts; in 2018 she gave a concert at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Thorn wrote and performs her musical stage show Nostalgia Radio Hour- featuring an original script with classic tunes from the 1920’s- 1950’s, and characters inspired from the Golden Age of Radio. She also leads a jazz quartet at the Sea World Christmas Celebration and subs with the Walt Disney World Orchestra.