BGSU Vocal Jazz at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz

The BGSU Jazz Singers have been under the direction of guitar professor Chris Buzzelli since the Fall of 2000. The ensemble includes 12-16 vocalists plus an instrumental combo, and performs the music of groups such as Manhattan Transfer, Singers Unlimited and New York Voices, as well as arrangements written especially for them. They have performed at the Jazz Education Network National Conference, the Tri-C Vocal Jazz Festival, the Gold Company Vocal Jazz Festival and the Ohio Music Educator’s Conference. They have also hosted clinicians such as Kim Nazarian, Peter Eldridge and Carol Welsman. Beginning in the summer of 2009, the group hosted the 1st annual Bowling Green State University/New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, which has attracted participants from all over the United States, as well as Europe, Japan and South Africa.