Live at Lescale
Jazz and Latin singer Coral MacFarland Thuet was born in San Diego, and reared in Tijuana, Mexico. Coral is equally comfortable singing in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Her repertoire combines classical jazz and Latin American songs from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. Coral's first CD, 'To Another Shore' with guitarist/composer/arranger Steve O'Connor was released in April 2000 and has been very well accepted and has received excellent reviews and press coverage. Currently out of print, it can be downloaded throguh ITunes She has also recorded another CD, Abriendo Puertas with guitarist extraordinare, Stephen O'Connor. Sung in Spanish and Portuguese, these select songs Latin America are arranged for guitar, flute and saxophone, cello and voice. Coral is the featured vocalist on Jaime Valle's CD 'Third Voyage,' winner of the 1998 San Diego Music Awards for Best Latin Jazz Album which includes one of her songs, I Remember Rio and on Peter Sprague's 'Pass the Drum.' One of Coral's most memorable events was singing at two concerts for civil rights leader Ms. Rosa Parks. Recently she recorded the music for Disney on Ice and was chosen to sing the duet, 'Beauty and the Beast' for the 2001 world wide tour. In March 2001 Coral performed a 'standing room only' concert at the Centro Cultural de Tijuana with the Orquesta de Baja California, conducted by Milan's Pablo Varela. Coral has recorded on numerous albums and projects including vocals for Mexican superstar Luis Miguel. She has recorded and written many national jingles and has sung for movies, television, numerous albums and for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Some of the other acclaimed musicians she has performed with include Bill Cunliffe, Jaime Valle, Kei Akagi, Mike Wofford, Holly Hofmann, Bob Magnusson, Joe Diorio, Mike Garson, Kevyn Lettau, Barnaby Finch, and Peter Sprague. Coral is also a voice-over artist and has narrated several children's books and has done many other narrations for films including the Omnimax film 'Ocean Oasis' a film about Baja California, a production of the Museum of Natural History in San Diego. Not only is Coral MacFarland Thuet a talented singer, she is also a gifted actor who has performed major roles at the Old Globe Theater, San Diego Repertory Theater, and Centro Cultural Tijuana.