March 27: Seattle soloist joins VoJazz in free concert

PULLMAN, Wash. – Seattle based singer Greta Matassa will join Washington State University’s VoJazz for a free concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Bryan Hall. The evening will include a tribute to Charles Argersinger, an emeritus professor in the WSU School of Music who passed away in April.

Jazz Big Band and VoJazz in concert

PULLMAN – The WSU School of Music and the Jazz Society will present WSU’s Jazz Big Band and VoJazz, a vocal jazz ensemble, during Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Kimbrough Concert Hall. The concert is free to the public. The WSU Jazz Big Band is currently under the direction of Dave Snider, […]

WSU Jazz Ensembles in concert at WSU

PULLMAN – Award-winning WSU Jazz Ensembles will present in concert at WSU at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 in Kimbrough Concert Hall.   The concert is free of charge. The concert will open with the WSU vocal jazz ensemble (VOJAZZ) directed by Kathleen Hollingsworth. The group will perform an eclectic mix of jazz […]

WSU receives top awards at Lionel Hampton Festival

PULLMAN — Students from the WSU Jazz Studies Program received top awards at “College Day” at the 2009 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held Thursday, Feb. 26, at the University of Idaho.   Receiving “Adjudicators’ Choice” awards—presented to the best ensembles in their divisions—were the WSU Jazz Big Band directed by Greg Yasinitsky, Regents Professor, and […]

WSU jazz ensembles to perform

PULLMAN — A concert featuring the award-winning WSU jazz ensembles will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in Kimbrough Concert Hall on the WSU Campus. The concert will be free of charge.   The concert will open with the VOJAZZ vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of Kathleen Hollingsworth. The group will sing selections […]

Vocal Extravaganza to present music for all

PULLMAN — WSU Vocal Extravaganza, a showcase of the vocal/choral ensembles in the School of Music, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Bryan Hall Theatre.  Included in the performance will be University Singers, Concert Choir, Opera Workshop, Madrigal Singers and VoJazz. Tickets for the event cost $10 for general admission and […]

WSU receives multiple honors at festival

PULLMAN – Groups and individuals from WSU received top honors on “College Day” at the 2008 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held at the University of Idaho Feb. 21. WSU VOJAZZ under the direction of Jennifer Parker received an Adjudicators’ Choice Award as did soloists Matt Lanka, baritone saxophone; David Miner, instrumental composition; Troy Robey, bass; […]

Vocal Extravaganza presents jazz, gospel and more

PULLMAN – The School of Music at WSU will present its annual Vocal Extravaganza, a showcase of the five choral ensembles on campus, at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in Bryan Hall Theatre. The event will feature performances by the WSU Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, University Singers, VoJazz, and Crimson Revue. Madrigal Singers, wearing costumes reminiscent of […]

Vocalist Kevin Mahogany performs with jazz bands

PULLMAN – Internationally renowned vocalist Kevin Mahogany is performing, Tuesday, with the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band and VOJAZZ ensemble at 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre on the WSU campus. With eleven CD’s as a leader, and quite a few as a sideman, Mahogany has proved to be the quintessential jazz vocalist. Newsweek describes him as “the […]