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Vocal Jazz SSA
Composed by John Stafford, II
John Stafford II is the Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Co-Coordinator of the Music Department at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). Professor Stafford was a 2015 recipient of the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award for outstanding teaching and leadership at the community college level. Also, Stafford was the recipient of the Henry Louis Award for Teaching Excellence at KCKCC in 2020 (KCKCC’s Faculty of the Year award). He holds degrees from Millikin University, Bowling Green State University, and has done additional doctoral studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since 2014, Professor Stafford has served as the Choral Director of Community Christian Church (architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright) in Kansas City, MO. In June 2021, Stafford began his tenure as the National R&R Vocal Jazz Chair for the American Choral Directors Association. In June 2022, he will be giving conducting debut at Carnegie Hall, performing the New York Premiere of Justin Binek’s Missa Lucis.
Professor Stafford directs The Standard, the award-winning contemporary vocal jazz ensemble from Kansas City Kansas Community College. They have been invited to perform at the national conferences of the Jazz Education Network, the American Choral Directors Association, and the National Association for Music Education and the the Southwestern Divisional Conference of the American Choral Directors Association,Within the last five years, members of The Standard have won thirteen DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards. The group has shared the stage with such highly acclaimed artists as Take 6, New York Voices, m-pact and Carmen Bradford.
Greg Yasinitsky is a Regents Professor of Music in the Washington State University School of Music where he teaches composition, jazz studies and saxophone. His latest CD is YAZZ Band: New Normal on Origin Records. Greg is the winner of the 2017-18 American Prize for Orchestral Composition, Pops Division, for his Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Greg is a member of the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame, a former Board Member of the Jazz Education Network, and is a recipient of the WSU Eminent Faculty Award, the top honor for faculty at WSU, the Sahlin Faculty Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts, and the College of Arts And Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award. Also, he is the author of the book Improvisation 101: Major, Minor and Blues and contributed a chapter to the Amazon best selling book Rehearsing the Jazz Band.
Yasinitsky has an international reputation as a composer, arranger and saxophonist. Yasinitsky’s music has been performed in over forty countries world-wide and he is a recipient of several grants and awards. He has written music especially for David Sanborn, Clark Terry, Sean Jones, Tia Fuller, Mark Whitfield, and has accepted numerous commissions for orchestral pieces, solo works and chamber music.
Yasinitsky earned degrees at the Eastman School of Music (DMA) and San Francisco State University (MA, BM). As a saxophonist, Yasinitsky has appeared with numerous distinguished artists including Sean Jones, Alex Acuna, Conrad Herwig, Randy Brecker, Marcus Printup, Ed Calle, Kirk Whalum, Lou Rawls, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Louie Bellson, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton, Manhattan Transfer, Mel Torme and Clark Terry. Additionally, Yasinitsky is Principal Saxophonist with the Spokane Symphony and has performed as a member of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Oakland Symphony. Yasinitsky can be heard with Tom Harrell, Art Lande and others recordings released by the Musical Heritage Society, Soul Note, Palo Alto and Revelation Records. His playing and jazz compositions can be heard on over forty compact discs including recordings released on his own label, YAZZ Recordings.
Yasinitsky is also in demand as a conductor and clinician, and has presented concerts and workshops throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Additionally, Yasinitsky has been the subject of articles and reviews in Jazz Player, Saxophone Journal, The Instrumentalist, Jazz Educators Journal and Yamaha’s New Ways magazines and has contributed articles to numerous scholarly journals. Yasinitsky is a Yamaha performing artist and JodyJazz artist.
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JEN Co-Founder Dr. Lou Fischer
Performed by the 2020 JEN All Star Big Band featuring Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Roxy Coss, Ellen Rowe, & Bob Breithaupt