Temple University Swinging Voices and Jazz Band Number Four

Temple University Swinging Voices and Jazz Band Number Four

November 29, 2022 - 7:30 pm
Ruth Naomi Floyd and Jon Shaw, directors

Temple University Swinging Voices performs standard jazz choir repertoire with full rhythm section accompaniment. Each meeting is devoted to rehearsing parts, focusing on blend, dynamics, intonation, articulation, expression, interpretation, and stage presence. Iconic groups that would be emulated include The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Syncopation, and Vox One. Vocal arrangements recorded and published by these groups (and others) are performed, in addition to the works of contemporary arrangers.

The educational mission of Jazz Band Number 4 is to provide an environment in which students can improve knowledge and application of rhythmic interpretation, section and ensemble blend, expansion of dynamic range, and ballad concepts. The repertoire covers a wide chronological range, from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington catalogues, to contemporary compositions and arrangements that the band deems worthy.

Performance in Lew Klein Hall

Free admission, no tickets required