Shades of Blue is a vocal jazz ensemble consisting of 8-14 singers accompanied by a rhythm section of piano, bass, drums and other instruments as needed. The primary concern of this course is artistic and creative vocal jazz for ensemble performance. Advanced solo experience, microphone techniques and vocal improvisation are part of the course offering. Students who audition will prepare a vocal solo from the Broadway, pop vocal, or vocal jazz idiom. The group performs at least twice a semester and is expected to perform at off-campus venues as scheduled.
Shades of Blue has a rich history of performance with many well-known artists and dignitaries and has performed for several professional workshops and conferences throughout the United States.
Jed Scott, noted composer and arranger conducts Shades of Blue.
For more information about auditioning for Shades of Blue contact Professor Kevin Dobreff, director GRCC Music Department at 616-234-4188 of by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall and Winter Semester- Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.