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Composed by Jennifer Barnes
UNT Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Lou Fischer
Jennifer Barnes is a highly sought-after vocalist, educator, clinician and arranger and Professor of Music at the University of North Texas. As Director of Vocal Jazz Studies, Ms. Barnes oversees all vocal activities within the highly lauded Division of Jazz Studies at UNT, including four vocal jazz ensembles and directing the flagship vocal ensemble, UNT Jazz Singers, who were DownBeat magazine’s 2020 Graduate College Vocal Jazz Large Ensemble Winners. She has previously directed award-winning Vocal Jazz Ensembles at seven other universities, has served as a guest conductor for District and All-State Music Festivals in sixteen states, taught jazz vocals at the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps from 1998 through 2015. Jennifer’s vocal arrangements are published by SMP (Sound Music Publications), Sheet Music Plus and UNC Jazz Press. She was awarded the 2016 Jazz Education Achievement Award by DownBeat Magazine, only the second vocal educator to receive that honor.
Jennifer previously resided in Los Angeles, where she was an active vocalist in both studio and live performances. Her voice has been heard and featured on feature films including “Wall-E”, “Ice Age 2, 3 & 4”, “Enchanted”, “Star Trek”, “Ready Player One” and the Fox hit television show, “Glee” as well as the World of Warcraft video games. She has sung on or appeared in advertising for Chili’s Bar & Grill, Epson, Old El Paso and McDonald’s and released a highly acclaimed solo jazz recording, “You Taught My Heart”.
Jennifer is the alto vocalist in the professional vocal group Vertical Voices (with Julia Dollison, Greg Jasperse and Kerry Marsh).
Jennifer earned the Master of Music degree from the University of Miami (FL) and the Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University.
Dr. Lou Fischer is Co-Founder, Past President, and the Conference Coordinator for the Jazz Education Network (JEN). A Professor Emeritus of Music, Lou acted as Jazz Studies Chair from 2001-2017, directed the Big Band, the conFUSION BAND, and taught Jazz Theory and Jazz Arranging. Lou is the Founder of the Capital University Jazz & World Music Festival now in its 24th year. While at the University of North Texas, Dr. Fischer was a member of the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band (1971-1974).
Returning to the university after his extensive professional touring career, Fischer holds a BM (1991) and MA (1992) from the University of Denver, and a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University (1999).
As the former 11-year jazz division head for Music For All, Lou’s forty-five year career represents a virtual Who’s Who in Music, including composing and/or performing studio work, Broadway Shows, and extensive touring with The Crusaders, Red Rodney, Airto, Charlie Byrd, Andy Williams, Emmy Lou Harris, Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bill Watrous and Bobby Shew, among many others.
A select list of recordings include groups he has co-founded: highTIME Morning Walk; Beaux J Poo Boo All Things Are New. In addition, he has performed on Steve Houghton’s Gershwin: The Manne We Love; Bill Watrous’ A Time For Love & Bone-i-fied; Shelly Berg’s The Joy; Frank Mantooth’s A Miracle; and Sunny Wilkinson’s High Wire.
A Yamaha Bass Artist Representative, performing on the Yamaha Silent Bass exclusively, clinics/concerts have been performed in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Mexico, South Africa, and three hundred+ institutions across the U.S. Lou’s compositions are published by eJazzLines.
Educational textbooks include: Stylistic Etudes in the Jazz Idiom, (Hal Leonard); Jazz Solo’s for Bass Vol II (Kendor Music); and Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Band Directors (Alfred), which includes an Educator’s Manual,a dvd, 5 student workbooks, and a play-along cd co-authored with Shelly Berg, Fred Hamilton, and Steve Houghton.
Lou has directed All State Ensembles in Texas, Michigan, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. In addition he has directed the MFA National Honors Jazz Band of America in 2010 and 2013.
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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