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BYU Jazz voices invited to international jazz educators conference in January

Brigham Young University’s Jazz Voices choir was recently selected to perform at the upcoming conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators in New York City in January.

Kelly Eisenhour, director of the group and a part-time School of Music faculty member, was selected to be a guest clinician and performer at the conference.

“This is the largest jazz event in the world,” Eisenhour said. “It’s a real honor to be chosen to perform, and there are many groups who are turned down. I was shocked that both of our entries were selected.”

Jazz Voices will be part of a select group of choirs scheduled to perform their best pieces at the conference. Composed of 16 singers and a rhythm section of piano, bass and drums, the group performs blues, swing funk, Latin and a cappella pieces.

Nearly 7,000 attendees are expected to take part in the conference, which is scheduled for Jan. 10-13. Besides the student and clinician performances, other highlights will include the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master concert and performances by the association’s Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars.

With more than 8,000 members in 40 countries, the International Association of Jazz Educators is the foremost voice in promoting jazz through education and research. Using programs, teacher assistance and performances, the association’s mission is to encourage the continued growth and development of jazz education.

For more information, contact Kelly Eisenhour at (801) 422-8903.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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