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Jafar David Thorne

Rank #31 US Berkeley, CA Folk / Singer/Songwriter / Alternative

50% of sales go to the charity Oxfam America.

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Sounds Like: Radiohead, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Cat Stevens, The Decemberists

Label: Indie

Manager: Self

Bio: Jafar Thorne has been singing since before he could talk...as a small child growing up in the foothills of the central Sierra Nevada, his earliest memories include making up songs and singing "guitar" solos to the car radio. His grandfather David Thorne was a vaudevillian child star in the earlie... See Full Bio

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  • Dark Matter Released on May 16, 2012
  • The Zoe Sessions Released on Oct 16, 2010


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  • 2012

    Dec 27

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:30pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:30pm


    I will be playing a 40 minute set starting around 9pm, followed by Mad Noise and the DetachDolls. This show is part of the Ex'pression Night series at the Uptown.

  • 2012

    Nov 11

    Alliance, OH, US | 6:00pm
    Artist First World Radio
    Alliance, OH, US
    Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm


    I've been invited to be a featured artist by ArtistFirst World Radio. Just tune in to http://www.artistfirst.com/ at 6pm for an interview and to hear some cuts from my new album, Dark Matter.

  • 2012

    Oct 27

    Sonoma, CA, US | 6:30pm

    Sonoma, CA, US
    Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:30pm


    Jafar Thorne will be performing live from 7p-9p...

  • 2012

    Oct 13

    San Francisco, CA, US | 8:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:00pm


    “Songwriter Saturdays” and bring live music to the EXIT Theater's Cafe Stage. We feature two songwriters almost every Saturday night! www.songwritersaturdays.com We are happy to have Jeff Desira as our Guest Host for this week! "Songwriter Saturdays" is thrilled to enjoy the music Robin Yukiko & Jafar Thorne for our October 13th Show. We are excited to share their music with you. ***Saturday October 13th 8:30 -10:30 p.m. at the EXIT Theater*** The Show: www.songwritersaturdays.com The Theater: www.theexit.org

  • 2012

    Sep 16

    Oakland, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:00pm


    Join us in the East Bay for some Songwriter Rock! 7:00 Jafar Thorne gets the groove started www.jafarthorne.com 8:00 Melissa Lyn releases her debut EP to the EB with a full band! www.melissa-lyn.com 9:00 Obstacle Course acoustically rocks us with his full band. www.obstaclecoursemusic.com Disco Volante 347 14th St. Oakland

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  • Laura Taylor Whitfield (Artist) Laura Taylor Whitfield
    BAck for more from dark matter! Count me as a FAN Jafar! Laura
  • Laura Taylor Whitfield (Artist) Laura Taylor Whitfield
    raise YOUR Voice, Jafar, is just so giving caring & Brilliant! just the top song of my year! Thank You! Laura (almost Laura)
  • Laura Taylor Whitfield (Artist) Laura Taylor Whitfield
    heartfelt intelligent message in your musico JDT! it's all so good in all departments! you are soul afire!! you are LOVE! LTW
  • Chapa (Artist) Chapa
    Excellent Job Jafar. Great tunes man.
  • Swamp Music Players (Artist) Swamp Music Players
    Congrats I read on Reverb you were accepted for an interview by "FolkMusicBrazil.com"
  • Dusty D. Diamond (Artist) Dusty D. Diamond
    Hi Jafar, you sound great!! I think I may have met you through my friend Lexi a while back. Hope to catch a show soon. -DDD
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Q: Hey Jafar! Your songs have totally changed my life!
A: For the better I hope! :) Thank you for saying so... jafar ,o)>

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