Vocal Jazz History Ensemble
Vocalists are immersed in the jazz music of important and influential vocal groups from 1930 to present. Vocal groups covered include the Boswell Sisters; the Mills Brothers; Mel Torme and the Mel-Tones; Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross; Swingle Singers; Take 6; and Manhattan Transfer. Students will strive for authentic performances through listening, studying printed transcriptions, emulating tone, articulation, diction, and phrasing of specific vocal arrangements. Materials covered vary according to the starting level of the student group. A final performance is required.