Hazle Thunes singing with text

Live! From Somewhere: Hazle Thunes

By Alyssa Bierce


With a little creative thinking, Jazz Voice major Hazle Thunes hasn’t let social distancing keep her from performing a favorite song with her family.

While home in the Bay Area, social distancing hasn’t kept Jazz Voice major Hazle Thunes from enjoying a favorite family activity: making music together. With a little creative thinking, using the living room window of her family home as both a social distancing tool and a means of creating a natural audio mix, Thunes delivers an effortless performance of “What a Fool Believes,” by the Doobie Brothers, accompanied by her brother on piano.

“This song always uplifts me and has been a family favorite since my childhood,” she says.

USC Thornton artists like Thunes are finding innovative ways to perform music for our new video series, Live! From Somewhere. In the wake of closed venues and canceled events, the series highlights homemade performances by Thornton students, alumni and faculty, live from living rooms, bedrooms, patios — somewhere. Wherever they are, creativity follows.

Enjoy. Live from wherever we are.

Live! From Somewhere brings you homemade performances by Thornton musicians, live from wherever they may be. Click here for more from the series, and to submit a video of your own.

TAGS: Contemporary Music, Contemporary Music Division, Jazz Studies, Keyboard Studies, LFS, Popular Music,

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