Bloomington, IN – Three ensembles from the venerated Jazz Studies program at Indiana University will serve as jazz ambassadors from Indiana during a featured performance on the final concert of the 2014 New York City Jazz Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Sunday, April 13 at 8 pm.
The top IU Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor of Music and Jazz Studies Department Chair Tom Walsh, will perform with Grammy Award winning New York Voices (newyorkvoices.com) in Rose Theater. The award winning vocal quartet includes Darmon Meader, who serves as Adjunct Lecturer at the IU Jacobs School of Music.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to perform with such a world-class group as New York Voices in one of the premier jazz venues in the world,” Walsh said. “Working directly with Darmon on his arrangements has been a real treat.”
IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music Steve Zegree will also give a featured performance on the 8 p.m. concert with Darmon Meader as a guest artist. IUnison (directed by Adjunct Lecturer Ly Wilder) will join IU VJE I in collaborating with other festival participants on the evening concert as part of the Festival Chorus, directed by Zegree. In addition, IUnison will perform Sunday at noon in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, as part of the afternoon festivities.
“On behalf of the IU students we could not be more proud to represent The Jacobs School of Music and Indiana University at one of the most famous jazz venues in the world,” said Zegree. “This is a tremendous educational and performance opportunity for our students to go toe to toe with top professionals. Our students have been working very hard and are looking forward to sharing their talents at Jazz at Lincoln Center. We hope to see many Indiana University alumni, friends and family in the audience.”
WHAT: IU Jazz Ensemble directed by Tom Walsh, Vocal Jazz Ensemble I directed by Steve Zegree, and IUnison, directed by Ly Wilder as part of the New York City Jazz Festival.
WHEN: 8 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014
WHERE: Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center
TICKETS: Available at jalc.org or CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, TTY (212) 957-1709, and at the JALC Box office at Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor