Vocal Jazz Ensemble at Fireside_2015The Skyline College Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s 2014-2015 performance tour came to a rousing conclusion with a lunchtime concert for Skyline College students in the Building 6 Fireside Dining room on May 20.  The VJE performed a wide range of musical styles featuring songs by Daft Punk, Michael Jackson, Kurt Elling, and Tower of Power.

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble performance tour included the November 2014 Cuesta College Jazz Festival in San Luis Obispo and the March 2015 Columbia College Jazz Festival in Sonora.  Additionally, the award-winning ensemble was invited to perform at Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland by jazz pianist/vocalist Matt Falker in February 2015.  The Vocal Jazz Ensemble also participated in a collaborative concert exchange with Daly City’s Westmoor High School Music Department.  The VJE performed on the Westmoor Spring Choral Concert, and the Westmoor Choirs performed in the Skyline College Choral Concert on May 17.

This year’s Skyline College Commencement Ceremony on May 29 will feature the Vocal Jazz Ensemble in an encore performance.

For more information about the Vocal Jazz Ensemble program please contact Michelle Hawkins at hawkinsm@smccd.edu.

Article by Zachary  Bruno | Photo by Michelle Hawkins