Cuesta College Jazz Festival 2015On November 7, 2015, the Skyline College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Michelle Hawkins, travelled to San Luis Obispo to perform at the 17th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival held at Cuesta College.  They performed an exciting and eclectic set of songs featuring the world premiere of “Wake Me Up” by Avicii.  This arrangement was commissioned specifically for the Skyline College Vocal Jazz Ensemble and was written by Matt Falker of Mira Costa College.

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble received rave reviews from the clinicians and audience alike.  They had a private workshop with Matt Falker and received constructive feedback on their performance.  They also heard several ensembles from various colleges across California including CSU Long Beach, College of the Canyons and Contra Costa College.

You can hear the Skyline College Vocal Jazz Ensemble at their upcoming concert on Wednesday, December 9,, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater.

Article by Michelle Hawkins | Photo by Scott Case