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What a fun day out the jazz ensemble had yesterday...and being part of The Bobby Deans Big Band gig at The Record Factory in Byres Road in Glasgow's West End! Brilliant crowd! 🎤😎🎤A big thanks to Jazz Choir Scotland for coming along to The Record Factory and performing today. Great show for the crowds!!! ...
Thank you to the Bobby Deans Big Band for having us at their gig at the Record Factory in Byres Road yesterday...great afternoon of the fabulous big band sound from the band and the wonderful vocals from John Griffin...playing to a full house!A big thanks to Jazz Choir Scotland for coming along to The Record Factory and performing today. Great show for the crowds!!! ...
First of our 3 Open Rehearsal Workshops TONIGHT - 7pm room RC.6.67, Strathclyde University's James Weir Buliding, Montrose Street Glasgow. Meet Choir Members and Choir Leader Lynne O'Neill, join in a jazz warm-up session, sing a few fun jazz rhythms and get a feel for what makes jazz songs so much fun to sing!...Look forward to meeting all you Cool Jazz Singers later...🎶🎹🎙️ ...
First of our 3 Open Rehearsal Workshops starts this Wednesday night, 6th June at 7pm in room RC.6.67in Strathclyde University's James Weir Buliding in Montrose Street Glasgow City centre...see event page discussioin for more details of what will be happening over the next 3 weeks and let us know if you want to come along...😊🎤😊 ...
“I had been in a classical choir for 5 years and was looking for something different. By chance I had the opportunity to sing with the Jazz Choir and really enjoyed the experience, so decided to join. The audition was straight forward, but now there is a ‘no audition’ beginners choir which is probably what I would have needed a few years ago.
If it is not fun … don’t do it, do something else! The Jazz Choir has been immense fun, rehearsals are good and I look forward to concerts. But it is not just about having fun, we are learning new musical and performing skills, thanks to the talented and experienced jazz musician coaching the choir.”
Alan – Tenor JCS Ensemble
“It was an excellent day and great fun. As someone who knew very little about jazz and nothing about jazz style singing it was a real pleasure to meet jazz enthusiasts and get the chance after only an hour or so training to join them in a couple of numbers. Very friendly and supportive people and a great atmosphere rounded off with some great singing!”
Jim – Westerton Male Voice Choir attending Glasgow Jazz Festival workshop
“I love being part of this choir as it has given me a new lease of life. I was with a choir for 16 years which was enjoyable to start with but got boring as the years went on. I always wanted to sing Jazz in a Jazz choir, but when I checked on the internet the only Jazz choir that came up was the Glasgow Jazz Choir and, although it would have been nice to have had something like that in Edinburgh it would have saved me traveling to Glasgow, but I really enjoy being there. It is lovely to sing with a bunch of people who also love the Jazz music and under the Directorship of Jim Clelland. I feel the choir is coming on leaps and bounds and it is a real pleasure being part of it.”
George – JCS Ensemble Bass
“I joined the choir and soon inspired my sister and later our mum to join too. Despite our difference in ages, we all thoroughly enjoy being part of the choir, as it provides a great antidote to busy working lives. The choir leader is always enthusiastic and supports us to build on our existing experience and develop jazz singing techniques. Rehearsals and concerts provide a friendly atmosphere and a great range of music too!”
Heather - Former JCS Member
“Great songs, great choir, great fun! My daughter enjoyed the concerts so much that she’s now joined the choir too.”
Alasdair – Tenor JCS Ensemble
“Jumped at the chance to join Jazz Choir Scotland as no-one else is singing their repertoire. Lots of tunes from the Great American Songbook. Also to sing with a jazz trio as accompaniment gives you a great lift!”
Martin - Former JCS Member
“I really enjoyed ending a Sunday afternoon listening to some lovely jazz vocal music. More please!”
Lynne - Audience at JCS Concert
“I come from a musical family, and had wanted to join a choir for a long time. I joined Jazz Choir Scotland over a while ago. I love the swing/jazz songs, and enjoy the practices, chatting to people who like to sing as much as I do.”