Jazz Voices belts
out win at national competition
On its first trip to the North Texas
Jazz Festival, the Winthrop Jazz Voices earned top prize among
university vocal jazz groups at the April event.
The annual event near Dallas in Addison, Texas, includes
demonstrations and master classes by professional Grammy award winners
and performances by college bands, combos and jazz vocal groups.
“We were very pleased with Winthrop’s recognition, and it was
gratifying to be ranked number one,” said Robert Edgerton, director of
the group and professor emeritus of music. “We felt a little like the
Cinderella team. It was a fabulous experience.”
The 17-member group did a performance of cappella songs by Duke Ellington, Cole
Porter, the Beatles and the Real Group.
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