New York Voices in Concert with Baylor Jazz Ensemble

January 15, 2015
The Boston Globe has called them “The most exciting vocal ensemble in current jazz.” New York Voices is a dynamic quartet that, for the past twenty-seven years, has traveled the globe with their elegant music, impeccable voices, and stunning arrangements. Formed in 1988, New York Voices has been remarkably stable for more than a quarter-century, with its most recent personnel change coming as long ago as 1992. Current members are Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, and Lauren Kinhan. Mr. Meader is the group’s principal arranger.
New York Voices will join the Baylor University Jazz Ensemble for a Waco performance on Thursday, January 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The Baylor group plays under the leadership of Alex Parker, Continuing Lecturer in Jazz Studies and Director of the Baylor University Jazz Program.
Opening the concert will be the Jazz Ensemble with Sammy Nestico’s “Ya Gotta Try” and (with vocalist Jenna Davies) Frank Foster’s “You Can Have It.”
Then New York Voices will take the stage presenting a program selected from “All Blues” by Miles Davis, “Answered Prayers” by Ivan Lins and Vitor Martins, “Avalon” by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva, and Vincent Rose, “Caravan” by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, and Juan Tizol, “Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder, “In a Mellow Tone” by Duke Ellington, “Jackie” by Hampton Hawes, “Orange Colored Sky” by Milton Delugg and Willie Stein, “Save Your Love for Me” by Buddy Johnson, and “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Louis Prima.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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