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Up Jumped Spring Concert Featuring Darmon Meader

April 15 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

All Events are Free Admission | Open to the General Public

Schoolcraft College
Vistatech Center, Diponio Room 

The Schoolcraft Jazz Studies Program under the direction of Dr. Riccardo Selva, Director presents a concert of Jazz featuring the talented instrumentalists and vocalists of the Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation Combo, and guest artist Darmon Meader.

About Darmon Meader

Recognized in both the jazz vocal and instrumental worlds, Darmon Meader is a distinguished vocalist, arranger and saxophonist. Darmon has achieved international recognition as the founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, saxophonist, and tenor vocalist with New York Voices. As a member of NYV, he has released numerous recordings and has performed and recorded with a variety of artists including Ray Brown, Bobby McFerrin, Don Sebesky, Ivan Lins, Jon Hendricks, Jim Hall, Paquito D’Rivera, the Count Basie Orchestra, and the Royal Bopsters.

Touring in the U.S. and abroad, he has performed at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, and the Blue Note Jazz Clubs in New York and Japan. In addition to arranging and orchestrating the majority of the NYV songbook, Darmon has arranged music for various artists including Nancy Wilson, the Boston Pops, Ann Hampton Calloway, and Ilona Knopfler. Darmon is currently a member of the Indiana University vocal jazz faculty, and is actively involved in music education as a conductor and clinician at both the high school and university level. Many of his vocal jazz and choral works have been published by various publishers, including Carl Fischer Music, Shawnee Press, Hal Leonard and Alfred Music. 

Dr. Riccardo Selva
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