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Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2021 April 9
1. You and the Night and the Music Arthur Schwartz/Howard Dietz
2. The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines Charles Mingus/Joni Mitchell
3. All the Things You Are Oscar Hammerstein II/Jerome Kern
4. Apple Pie Lizzy McAlpine
5. Golden/Golden Lady Jill Scott/Stevie Wonder
6. High and Dry Thom Yorke
7. Conception George Shearing
8. I Carry your Heart Pepper Adams/Barry Wallenstein
9. Unraveled Aubrey Johnson
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2020 November 13
1. Art's Groove Steve Allee
2. Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
3. Desafinado Antônio Carlos Jobim/Jon Hendricks
4. Just One of Those Things Cole Porter
5. Wind Laila Biali
6. My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
7. Sugar Laila Biali
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2019 November 15
1. Look for the Silver Lining Buddy DeSylva/Jerome Kern
2. Bourbon Street Blues Jennifer Barnes
3. Green Finch and Linnet Bird Stephen Sondheim
4. Emilia Mike Stern
5. Take Five Paul Desmond
6. Merry Go Round Hildegunn Gjedrem
7. Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker
8. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
9. One More Time, Chuck Corea Gene Puerling
10. Home with You Shelly Berg/Lorraine Feather
11. Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2019 April 5
1. Course Camille Bertault
2. The Things We Did Last Summer Jule Styne /Sammy Cahn
3. True Colors Billy Steinberg
4. The Blessing Ornette Coleman
5. There’s a Small Hotel Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
6. Autumn Serenade Sammy Gallop/Peter De Rose
7. New Life Michelle Nicolle
8. Drop the Smile Michelle Nicolle
9. The Sound of Silence Paul Simon
10. Each Day Michael Valeanu/Cyrille Aimée/Matt Simons
11. The World Keeps You Waiting Peter Eldridge/Lauren Kinhan
12. Don’t You Forget About Me Keith Forsey
13. Darn That Dream Jimmy Van Heusen/Eddie De Lange
14. You Fascinate Me So Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh
15. There Will Never Be Another You Harry Warren
16. Peter Gunn Henry Mancini
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2018 November 16
1. Harold’s House of Jazz Richie Cole/David Lahm/ Kelly Kunz/Amanda Taylor Kunz
2. Moanin’ Bobby Timmons/Jon Hendricks
3. Seven Days Sting
4. Here’s To Life Artie Butler/Phyllis Molinary
5. Skogsråets Dans (Dance of the Forest Nymph) Anna Jalkéus
6. Like a Lover (O Cantador) Dorival Caymmi/Marilyn Bergman/ Alan Bergman/Nelson…
7. Mister Father Peder Karlsson
8. Mad Heaven Peter Eldridge
9. Relax Matt Dennis
10. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
11. Rainy Days and Mondays Paul Williams/Roger Nichols
12. Estrogenia Anna Jalkéus
Jazz Singers with Johnaye Kendrick
Jazz Singers with Johnaye Kendrick
2018 April 7
1. Spring Is Here Richad Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
2. Strollin’ Horace Silver
3. Four and One Moore Gerry Mulligan
4. A Thousand Nights Johnaye Kendrick
5. Standing Still Johnaye Kendrick
6. Love Johnaye Kendrick
7. It Could Happen to You Jimmy Van Heusun
8. Here Johnaye Kendrick
9. Flying Johnaye Kendrick
10. All the Things You Are Oscar Hammerstein II/Jerome Kern
11. Leonard’s Tune Leonard Patton
12. 3 x 5 John Mayer
13. The Water Johnaye Kendrick
14. Good Bait Tadd Dameron
15. I Will Wait Forever Johnaye Kendrick
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2017 November 10
1. There Is No Greater Love Isham Jones/Marty Symes
2. Espera Esperanza Spalding
3. Your Love Makes Me Blue Leonard Patton
4. Tea for Two Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar
5. Little Suede Shoes/Day by Day Charlie Parker/ Axel Stordahl/Paul Weston/Sammy Cahn
6. O Pato Jaime Silva/Neuza Teixeira/Antonio Carlos Jobim
7. Never Make Your Move Too Soon Nesbert Stix Hooper
8. Forró Brasil Hermeto Pascoal
9. The Shadow of Your Smile Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster
10. Rock with You Rod Temperton
11. Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? Joe Raposo/Jon Stone/Bruce Hart
Jazz Singers with Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson
Jazz Singers with Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson
2017 April 22
1. Blue Rondo à la Turk Dave Brubeck/Al Jarreau
2. Exactly Like You Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh
3. This Happy Madness Antônio Carlos Jobim/Gene Lees
4. I’m Old Fashioned Jerome Kern/Johnny Mercer
5. Mood Indigo Duke Ellington/Barney Bigard/Irving Mills
6. On the Sunny Side of the Street Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields
7. I Can’t Make You Love Me Mike Reid/Allen Shamblin
8. Behind Me Josh Nelson/Sara Gazarek
9. Unpack Your Adjectives George R. Newall
10. Flying Home Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton/Sid Robin
11. O Pato Jayme Silva/Neuza Teixeira
12. Blackbird/Bye Bye Blackbird Paul McCartney/Ray Henderson/Mort Dixon
13. Discoveries Josh Nelson
14. Spirit Josh Nelson
15. No Moon at All David A. Mann/Redd Evans
16. So This Is Love Mack David/Al Hoffman/Jerry Livingston
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2016 November 18
1. I’m Through with Love Joseph “Fud” Livingston/Matt Malneck
2. Path of Least Resistance Steven Harlos
3. Dalto/Dreaming from the Blue Bill Cunliffe/Rosana Eckert
4. Holiday for Strings David Rose
5. Whispering Grass (Don’t Tell the Trees) Fred Fisher/Doris Fisher
6. Bird Alone Abbey Lincoln
7. Mononucleosis Anna Jalkéus
8. NOLA Blues Jennifer Barnes
9. Angé Donald R. Brown/Sanda Allyson
10. Yesterday Paul McCartney
11. Fascinating Rhythm George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
12. I Hear Music, Dancing on a Dime Burton Lane/Frank Loesser
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2016 April 16
1. My, How The Time Goes By Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh
2. My Sugar is So Refined Sydney Lippman/Sylvia Dee
3. Otoño Vince Mendoza
4. Impossible Jo Lawry
5. In A Spin Jo Lawry
6. Morning Person Jo Lawry
7. I Could Have Danced All Night Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay
8. Taking Pictures Jo Lawry
9. I Want To Be Happy Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar
10. Mini 1, Mini 2 Isabel Crespo
11. On The Sunny Side Of The Street Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields
12. Ready, Aim, Fire Jo Lawry
13. Gloves Go On Jo Lawry
14. Please Don’t Think Jo Lawry
15. Remember Irving Berlin
16. Until, Kate & Leopold Sting
17. Lôro Egberto Gismonti
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2015 November 20
1. Lot of Livin’ to Do Charles Strouse/Lee Adams
2. Bananeira Gilberto Gil/João Donato
3. Cedar’s Blues Cedar Walton
4. Some Other Time Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden/Adolph Green
5. I Want To Be Happy Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar
6. Fire Bill Evans/Janice Borla
7. How You Loved Me On Mars Josh Nelson
8. I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco Tommy Wolf
9. Tomorrow’s Another Day Traditional Swedish Folk Song/ King Pleasure
10. I Wish You Love Leo Chauliac/Charles Trenet/Albert Beach
11. High Wire Chick Corea/Tony Cohan
Jazz Singers & One O’Clock
Jazz Singers & One O’Clock
2015 April 17
1. Come Rain or Come Shine Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer
2. On a Clear Day Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner
3. Georgia on my Mind Hoagy Carmichael/Stuart Gorrell
4. Willow Weep for Me Ann Ronell
5. A Beautiful Friendship Donald Kahn/Stanley Styne
6. Like Someone in Love Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke
7. The Yellow Rose of Texas Traditional Folk Song
8. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby Harry Warren/Johnny Mercer
9. Love Locked Out Max Kester/Ray Noble
10. Children’s Games Antônio Carlos Jobim/Billy Blanco
11. Born to Be Blue Mel Tormé/Robert Wells
12. Close Enough for Love Johnny Mandel/Paul Williams
13. Laura David Raksin/Johnny Mercer
14. Tangerine Victor Schertzinger/Johnny Mercer
UNT Sounds of the Holidays
UNT Sounds of the Holidays
2014 December 6
1. Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Ralph Blane/Hugh Martin
3. Go Tell It on the Mountain African American Spiritual
4. Good King Wenceslas Traditional 13th-century Finnish Carol
5. The Christmas Waltz Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne
6. Snowfall Claude Thornhill
7. Jingle Bells James Lord Pierpont
8. The Christmas Song Mel Tormé/Robert Wells
9. Christmas Time Is Here Lee Mendelson/Vince Guaraldi
10. Merry Christmas, Darling Richard Carpenter/Frank Pooler
11. Angels We Have Heard On High Traditional French Carol
Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
2014 November 21
1. Groovin’ Hard Don Menza/Rob Burgess/ Kelly Kunz/Amanda Kunz
2. Home With You Shelly Berg/Lorraine Feather
3. Journey of Life Cyrille Aimée/Diego Figueiredo
4. Like Someone in Love Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke
5. On the Sunny Side of the Street Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields
6. Let There Be Love Lionel Rand/Ian Grant
7. Freddie Freeloader Miles Davis/Jon Hendricks
8. Object Devotion Luciana Souza/Peter Eldridge/Lauren Kinhan
9. Moondance Van Morrison
10. Magnolia Taylor Eigsti/Becca Stevens
11. Snowfall ClaudeThornhill
12. La Fiesta/Tierra De Mi Madre Chick Corea/Danilo Pérez

Jennifer Barnes, current conductor.

The University of North Texas Jazz Singers is the premier vocal jazz ensemble within the Division of Jazz Studies in the College of Music. Under the direction of Jennifer Barnes, Jazz Singers consists of ten to fourteen vocalists and a four-piece rhythm section who perform a challenging and varied repertoire of jazz and jazz-influenced music, emphasizing close vocal harmonies, cutting-edge repertoire and improvisation. The ensemble was awarded Graduate Winner as a Large Vocal Ensemble in the 2019 and 2016 DownBeat Student Music Awards, and has been awarded Outstanding Performance status numerous times under the leadership of both Jennifer Barnes and the founding director, Paris Rutherford. UNT Jazz Singers has performed at state, national and international music conferences and festivals, including those for the Jazz Education Network, International Association for Jazz Education, the American Choral Directors Association and the Texas Music Educators Association. UNT Jazz Singers is one of four vocal jazz ensembles that are part of the comprehensive Vocal Jazz Studies major at UNT, which comprises a global student population of 25 – 35 students who pursue Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctoral level degree programs.