Steve Zegree is the director of GOLD COMPANY (the vocal jazz ensemble at Western Michigan University) and is an internationally recognized authority on vocal jazz styles, repertoire and rehearsal techniques. This book was written to help 'classically trained' choral directors begin a vocal jazz group or improve an existing ensemble.
Chapters include: Its A Matter of Style - explains the three general categories of vocal jazz swing, latin and ballad. Sound Reinforcement - includes practical information on all the components of a sound system, including specific types of equipment and set-up. Choreography, Staging and Programming - the great debate: shall we dance?