65 Member Orchestra in Sunrise, Florida
University of Miami Vocal Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Vocal Ensembles, at the Frost School of Music, study and perform music ranging from the classic arrangements of the New York Voices, the Singers Unlimited and the Phil Mattson Singers, to more pop and contemporary compositions by Jo Lawry, Becca Stevens, Peter Eldridge, Fred Hersch from current leading arrangers along with new works and compositions by Frost faculty and students. The multiple DownBeat award-winning Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble 1 is one of 4 jazz vocal ensembles in the MSJV program. Directed by Dr. Kate Reid, the highly select JV 1 has performed at the Jazz Education Network conference, the Monterey Next Generation Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival and throughout south Florida. Recent guest artists with the ensemble include Cyrille Aime, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens, Jo Lawry, Karrin Allyson and Darmon Meader.