Vocal Jazz Choir
A jazz choir consists of 8-12 singers divided into SATB (soprano, alto, tenor bass) parts and performs standard jazz choir repertoire with full rhythm section accompaniment (piano, bass, drums). Each meeting would be devoted to rehearsing parts, focusing on blend, dynamics, intonation, articulation, expression, interpretation, and stage presence. Iconic groups that would be emulated include The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Syncopation, and Vox One. Vocal arrangements recorded, performed, and published by these groups (and others) would be used in addition to the works of contemporary arrangers in this idiom including Michele Weir, April Arabian, Greg Jasperse, Darmon Meader, Paris Rutherford, and Ward Swingle.