Vocal jazz concert at CSUB

April 17, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

The CSUB Jazz Singers will be joined by Voce, the award-winning vocal jazz ensemble from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, for an all vocal jazz concert Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. in the Doré Theatre at California State University, Bakersfield.

The CSUB Jazz Singers is an ensemble requiring a high degree of music independence and improvisational skills. In the past, the CSUB Jazz Singers have performed hits by groups such as Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and the Real Group.

"Last year, the CSUB Jazz Singers inaugurated the first all vocal jazz concert with CSU Northridge," said Peggy Sears, the director of the CSUB Jazz Singers. "The evening was such a great success that we have decided to do one of these concerts every year," she said.

Voce is directed by John Knutson, a vocal jazz specialist and professional singer whose own group, Vocalogy, will be performing at the Bakersfield Jazz Festival on May 12.

Admission to Friday's concert is $10, $5 for students, and tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before performance time. For more information please call Peggy Sears at (661) 654-2168.