Vocal Jazz Solo Nights

CSN Department of Fine Arts Music Program Presents


Featuring CSN’s Jazz Singers

The College of Southern Nevada’s Jazz Singers will present the 46th Annual edition of Vocal Jazz Solo Nights (“VJSN”) April 5th and 6th with a special guest performance on April 5th from Clark County High School’s Shades of Blue under the direction of Rob West. The evening will feature each member singing a solo of their choice as well as selections sung by the ensemble.

A variety of jazz styles will be on display at the 46th edition of VJSN concert at the College of Southern Nevada. There will be some swing, bebop and even R&B featured. According to Dr. Mark Wherry, the tradition of VJSN began in the fall of 2000 as a way for jazz students to sharpen their solo singing and gain a greater appreciation for jazz music.

“In any given semester, we work on six or seven songs to perfection. With every member singing solos, the ensemble is exposed to at least an additional twelve compositions. That’s quite a few songs over the course of many semesters,” Dr. Wherry explains.

“This will be the 46th edition of the event. We do it every semester so, by my calculations, we’re at 46. I’m very proud of our CSN music students. Some of our alumni are hosting their own shows on the Strip, performing on cruise lines, and even touring in Europe. In many cases, Vocal Jazz Solo Nights is where they got their start,” Dr. Wherry adds.

Vocal Jazz Solo Nights will be presented on two evenings, Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at 7 p.m. in the Jay Morrison Recital Hall located in the Fine Arts Department at the North Las Vegas campus. Tickets are $8 General Admission and $5 for Students and seniors which can be purchased online anytime or at the box office the evening of the performance. To purchase tickets online and avoid box office lines, please visit our website at: www.csn.edu/pac. For more information, call the PAC Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483).

The CSN Performing Arts Center, provides quality artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities for the college and the community. It is located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue in North Las Vegas.

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