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Vocal Jazz Invitational

Troy University and the John M. Long School of Music is proud to present the Vocal Jazz Invitational, featuring Greg Jasperse, Clinician, to be held March 21, 2019.

Please feel free to contact 334-808-6298 or troychoral@troy.edu for further information.

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Following eight years as a professional musician in Los Angeles, Greg Jasperse now serves as an assistant professor of vocal jazz and the new director of Gold Company and GC II at Western Michigan University. A world-renowned composer and arranger, he is sought after internationally as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor. His conducting credits include all-state jazz choirs in New York, California, Oklahoma, Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, New Hampshire, Illinois, and Iowa, as well as the British Columbia Honors Jazz Choir. 

Jasperse’s voice can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including Epic; Oz, The Great and Powerful; The Campaign; Star Trek and Star Trek 2; National Treasure 2; SALT; The Last Airbender; and Real Steel, as well as the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s song “Monarchy of Roses” and Muse’s album The 2nd Law. Most recently he had the pleasure of singing at the 85th Annual Oscars with Adele on her song “Skyfall.” Jasperse also recently arranged, produced and music-directed “A Gallagher Family Christmas” for William H. Macy and the cast of Showtime’s “Shameless.”

Jasperse is a member of the professional vocal group, Vertical Voices. He has also performed with a variety of artists, including Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Kirk Whalum, Jennifer Holiday, Jon Secada, and Gloria Estefan. He spends his summers teaching at several music camps including the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, the University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Camp, and Showchoir Camps of America.

Jasperse has released two solo piano CDs – Tournesol, a collection of contemporary jazz originals, and Crossings, a collection of improvised hymn meditations.

Jasperse is a graduate of University of Miami and Western Michigan University.

Greg Jasperse was influential in the early years of the Troy University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, frequency and visited Troy’s campus four times to help them prepare to record “Fields of Gold: The Music of Greg Jasperse” (Ilium Records). He also served as Producer for that project. We are thrilled to welcome Greg back to our campus to help frequency celebrate their 10th anniversary as a group.

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