Jackson State University Vocal Jazz Ensemble Loretta Galbreath, Assistant Professor of Music Class Roll Sopranos Tenor Valencia Johnson Matt Galbreath Jackson, Mississippi Jefferson City, Missouri Briana Sheriff Jon DuBard Jackson, Mississippi Jackson, Misssissippi Jerome Wilson Lake Charles, Louisana Altos Bass Sherry Milton Melvin Myles Jackson, Mississippi Jackson, Mississippi Tiffany Williams Jonathan Walker Jackson, Mississippi Jackson, Mississippi Erica Payton Jackson, Mississippi Rhythm Section Andrew Lewis - Piano Jackson, Mississippi James Bell - Electric Bass Miami, Florida Steven Maben - Drums Memphis, Tennessee Courtland Saxon - Saxophone/Flute Augusta, Georgia ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Jazz Education Program would like to give thanks to: The Department of Music, The Office of the Dean - College of Liberal Arts, The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Office of the Executive Vice President and The Office of the President, Friends and supporters of the Jackson State University Jazz Education Program and BlueCross and BlueShield of Mississippi. If you would like to donate to the Jackson State University Jazz Education Program please send donations and reference your donation to - account number: 02-3399 - Jazz Education Jackson State University Development Foundation Jackson State University P.O. Box 17144 Jackson, Mississippi 39217 Telephone: 601.979.2282 ********************************************************** The Jackson State University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Professor Loretta Galbreath has truly gained momentum since it's start just a few years ago. Professor Galbreath has supplied the expertise to assemble a host of students whose talent rivals any student vocal jazz ensemble in the country. I am especially impressed with the quality of the solo singers, and the blend of the ensemble. I look forward to hearing more from the exceptional ensemble. I know you will enjoy the efforts of the Jacksons State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Ron McCurdy, PhD Professor of Music University of Southern California To Jazz Lovers! I can sincerely say the Jackson State University Vocal Jazz Ensemble compare or exceed many similar professional groups I've seen and heard in my entire lifetime. I highly recommend this CD. Many thanks for allowing me to perform with you. Jimmy King Jimmy King Jazz Trio ********************************************************************************* Jackson State University Vocal Jazz Ensemble Class Loretta Galbreath, Assistant Professor of Music The Jackson State University Vocal Jazz Ensemble class is an auditioned, mixed ensemble that performs jazz repertoire from the 1920's to the present of jazz literature. The ensemble is composed of both music and non-majors. This diverse mix of individuals provides the blend for exciting vocal jazz sounds. Since it's inception, Fall 2005, the ensemble has had the opportunity to participate in numerous events including: International Association for Jazz Educator's (IAJE), National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music (NASPAAM), International Choral Festival in Verona, Italy, numerous Jazz Festivals and Jazz Master Classes with Dr. Ron McCurdy (former IAJE president) and Jimmy King. Loretta Galbreath holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Lincoln University, the Mater of Education Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree (Choral Conducting) from The American Conservatory of Music in Hammond, Indiana. She is currently Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi. Ms. Galbreath has recorded with "Nelly", and her choral groups have performed and received numerous awards nationally and internationally. 1. The Star Spangled Banner (2:03) (Francis Scott Key/Arranged by Sidney Sessoms S.S. Productions 2. Tuxedo Junction (3:19) (Arranged by Jerry Nowak) Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Soloist: Jonathan Walker 3. Tenor Madness (4:11) (Sonny Rollins/lyrics by Ron McCurdy) Prestige Music Company (BMI) Soloists: Sherry Milton, Jonathan Walker, Courtland Saxon - tenor saxophone, Andrew Lewis - piano 4. My Funny Valentine (4:36) (Rodgers/Hart/Arranged by Loretta Galbreath) LG Music Productions Soloist: Tiffany Williams 5. Brazasia (8:10) (Arranged by Jay Shelton, Kennis Enterprises) Soloist: Jonathan Walker, Courtland Saxon - flute, Andrew Lewis - piano 6. Stormy Monday/Everyday I Have The Blues (11:08) (Peter Chapman/Arranged by Loretta Galbreath) LG Productions Soloist: Sherry Milton, Courtland Saxon - tenor saxophone, Andrew Lewis - piano 7. My Favorite Things (5:00) (Rogers and Hammerstein/Arranged by Ron McCurdy) Williamson Music INC Soloists: Briana Sheriff, Tiffany Williams 8. A Train (2:10) (Billy Strayhorn/Arranged by Steve Zegree, Shawnee Press INC) 9. Cleopatra's Needle - (6:25) JSU Quartet (Benjamin Courtland Saxon, NightinGale Sings Music Publishing Company) Soloists: Benjamin Courtland Saxon - Tenor Saxophone, Andrew Lewis - Piano, Johnny Hubbard - String Bass, Steven Maben - Drums 10. Palesa's Blues - (5:03) (Andrew Lewis, AJL Music Publishing) Soloists: Benjamin Courtland Saxon - Tenor Saxophone, Andrew Lewis - Piano, Johnny Hubbard - String Bass, Steven Maben - Drums 11. Spain - (8:46) JSU Quartet (Chick Corea, Alfred Publishing) Soloists: Benjamin Courtland Saxon - Tenor Saxophone, Andrew Lewis - Piano, Johnny Hubbard - String Bass, Steven Maben - Drums Producer and Music Director Loretta Galbreath Vocal Jazz Ensemble Recorded By Blue Hyacinth Productions Mayo, Maryland Recording Engineer: Bill Krantz Assisted by: Kevin Day and Doug Stringfellow Jackson State University Technology Recording Studio Jackson, Mississippi Recording Engineer: Dowell Taylor Jazz Quartet Recorded By Jackson State University Technology Recording Studio Jackson, Mississippi Recording Engineer: Dowell Taylor Mixed By Bias Recording Studios Springfield, Virginia Engineer: Bob Dawson and Jim Robeson Mastering Bias Recording Studios Springfield, Virginia Engineer: Jim Robeson Cover Art/Graphics Design Disc Makers Pennsauken, New Jersey U.S.A. Photography Michael Jones and Russell Thomas, Jr.