Vocal Jazz photo 2APU’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an audition-based vocal ensemble in the School of Music. The ensemble includes 10-12 talented singers, a rhythm section, and horns. This ensemble performs a wide variety of vocal jazz literature, both classic and contemporary, and is available to perform for special private events in Los Angeles County. In addition to their fall and spring performances each year, the APU Vocal Jazz Ensemble is honored to appear annually in the Battle of the Big Bands concert featuring both APU’s Jazz Ensemble and Citrus College’s Blue Note Orchestra. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble also appears regularly at schools, civic organizations, and other local concert events.  The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is directed by Teryn Ré McPherson, jazz singer and composer.

Here are two recent tracks performed by APU Vocal Jazz, recorded and mixed in the School of Music recording studio as a senior capstone project for commercial music and audio recording major Tina Wu.

First up is “Almost Like Being In Love.”

Next is  “Cooler Than Me.”