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Jazz Vocal Collective Spring Concert

Presented by Jazz at Princeton

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Thu, Apr 20, 2023
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

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Jazz Vocal Collective’s spring concert celebrates life, love, and culture through diverse musical styles and composers. In addition to original compositions and arrangements,  our  concert will feature compositions by Gershwin, Alvaro Carrillo, Herbie Hancock, James Moody, Rubén Blades, and more.

JAZZ VOCAL COLLECTIVE (JVC) is a small jazz ensemble that features solo voice and a rhythm section (e.g. piano, guitar, bass, and drums) and horns to create a collaborative musical experience. In JVC, students are responsible for selecting repertoire, creating and notating their own musical arrangements of jazz standards and popular songs, and developing and performing those arrangements in class throughout the semester.

It Might as Well Be Spring By Oscar Hammerstein & Richard Rodgers (soloist: Sara Shiff)

But Not For Me By George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin (soloist: Haaris Mian)

Aguas De Marco By Antonio Carlos Jobim (soloist: Isabella Checa & Jimmy Waltman)

Green Eyes By Erica Write, Erykah Badu, James Poyser, Vikter Duplaix (soloist: Adia Allison)

Misty By Erroll Garner & Johnny Burke (soloist: Jamie Feder)

Old Black Magic By Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen, arr. Mark Taylor (soloist: Laura Robertson)

Cherokee By Ray Nobel, Jimmy Waltman, arr. Kamasi Washington, Jimmy Waltman (soloist: Jimmy Waltman)

Sabor a Mi By Alvaro Carrillo (soloist: Isabella Checa & Sirfraz Sha)

Precious By Esperanza Spalding (soloist: Laura Robertson)

Summertime By Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, & Ira Gershwin (soloist: Adia Allison)

Maiysha (So Long) By Miles Davis & Eryka Badu (soloist: Haaris Mian)

I'll Be Seeing You By Irving Kahal & Sammy Fain (soloist: Sara Shiff)

Tonight May Have to Last Me All My Life By Johnny Mercer & Don Borzage (soloist: Isabella Checa)

I Wish You Love By Albert Beach & Charles Trenet (soloist: Jamie Feder)

We've Got A World That Swings By Louis Brown & Lil Mattis (soloist: Sirfraz Shah)

Scarlett Fire By Jimmy Waltman (soloist: Jimmy Waltman)

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Jimmy Walkman ‘23 is senior in the Music Department with certificates in Jazz Performance and African American Studies. He has been in JVC and Dr. Trineice’s studio all four of his years at Princeton. He has also participates in Small Group A, Creative Large Ensemble, and the funk band Gemenon, and he leads the indie/neo-soul band Hot Jupiter. He is also the former Music Director  of the a cappella  group Ola NasSoul, and the former Music Chair of nis eating club, terrace. As a songwriter and vocalist, Jimmy seeks to blend nis background in jazz with his passion for lyrical storytelling and contemporary music styles like pop, R&B, and indie rock. Over the course of his senior year, he has been writing, arranging, and recording an album of original music called “One Blossom”  for his senior thesis. He recorded the album with the members of Hot Jupiter,  and it will be released on all streaming platforms on May 9th.

Jimmy Walkman Senior Recital: Thursday April 27, 7:30pm Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

Jamie Feder ’23 is a senior in the History Department with a certificate in Music. This is her first year singing with JVC. In addition to singing in JVC, she performs classic recitals at Taplin and contemporary music at Coffee Club. She is the student co-manager at the  Lewis Center for the Arts, where she supports the art, music and dance shows that go on there. She also works as a peer academic advisor at Yeh college and is an editor of the Princeton Historical Review and Tiger Magazine.

Jamie Feder Senior Recital: Thursday May 4, 7:30pm Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

Haaris Mian ’23 is a senior from Princeton, NJ in the Physics Department with a certificate in French Language ana Culture. This is his first year in the JVC, and in addition, he has sung in other ensembles at Princeton including the Glee Club, Chamber Choir, and Princeton Nassoons {a cappella group} since his freshman year. He also previously served as a Voice teacher and coach for the Trenton Youth Singers, part of the Saturday Morning Arts program on campus.

 

Jack Isaac ’23 is a senior from Hillsville, Pennsylvania. He is a math major, and is earning certificates in trombone performance and computer science. Jack is very active in the musical life at Princeton, participating in numerous ensembles across widely different genres. He also volunteers to teach music, both at home and at Princeton. In his junior and senior years, Jack was a finalist in the Princeton University Orchestra concerto competition on tenor and bass trombones. This is his first year in JVC. Outside of music, Jack is an active member of the esports club, and is co-captain of the Super Smash Bros. section of the esports team. After Princeton, Jack plans to attend Duquesne University to earn his Master’s degree in trombone performance under the great Jim Nova.

Jack Isaac Senior Recital: Sunday April 16, 2:00pm Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall


Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin serves as the private voice instructor in jazz and the Jazz Vocal Collective ensemble director. In addition to working at Princeton University, Dr. Robinson-Martin is on the faculty at Long Island University at Brooklyn, the founder of Soul Ingredients® Voice Studio, Soul Ingredients® Voice Teacher Training Academy, serves as the Creative Arts Director at Turning Point United Methodist Church in Trenton, NJ, and performs regularly in the tri-state area.

As an internationally recognized voice pedagogue in contemporary music, Dr. Robinson-Martin has dedicated her career to performing and developing resources for teaching jazz, gospel, and R&B singing styles. She completed her doctoral work at Teachers College Columbia University. Her research focused on vocal pedagogy for Contemporary Commercial Music (e.g., R&B, jazz, rock, music theater, etc.), applied pedagogy, and gospel music performance practices. Dr. Robinson-Martin holds master’s degrees in music education and jazz studies from Teachers College and Indiana University-Bloomington. Dr. Robinson-Martin is also a certified instructor in Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method, a national faculty member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., the executive director of the African American Jazz Caucus, Inc., a founding and executive board member of the Donald Meade Legacy Jazz Griot Award, and board of director of the Jazz Education Network, on the editorial board of the Journal of Singing, and is a member of the distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing. Based on her graduate research, Dr. Robinson-Martin designed Soul Ingredients®, a teaching methodology for developing a singer’s musical style/interpretation in African American folk-based music styles (i.e., jazz, gospel, R&B, blues, etc.). This methodology shows students how to take their personal experiences, musical influences, and models, and execute the various components in a personal manner to the singer/performer’s unique expression. In addition to her book “So You Want to Singing Gospel,” she has contributed chapters to several textbooks and scholarly writings on the tops of voice and Black music history. In addition to books, Robinson-Martin’s published work can also be found in Downbeat Magazine, New York Times, Journal of Singing, Journal of Voice, and Voice and Speech.

As a performer, Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin maintains a diverse performance schedule. New York Music Daily praised Robinson as “an individualist who defies categorization: there’s the immediacy of classic soul music here, coupled to jazz sophistication, gospel rapture and fervor.” Whether touring with Peabo Bryson and Leela James in the Standing in Shadows of Motown Live, being a featured soloist with Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, creating vocal tracks for Nnenna Freelon’s Grammy Nominated Album “Time Traveler,” or performing with her jazz quartet, Dr. Trineice loves to perform good music. As evident in her 2021 debut album, which features Cyrus Chestnut and Don Braden, “All Or Nothing” reflects the whole-hearted spirit with which she’s approached every facet of her wide-ranging career. It captures the passion, confidence and dazzling scope of her rich, expressive voice, which DownBeat Magazine hails as “redolent with power… stunning.” But it also represents the dedication and commitment that she’s brought to an impressive career as a renowned educator, researcher, scholar, and clinician.


JAZZ AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY serves to promote this uniquely American music as a contemporary and relevant art form. Its goals are to convey the vast musical and social history of jazz, establish a strong theoretical and stylistic foundation with regard to improvisation and composition, and emphasize the development of individual expression and creativity. Offerings of this program include academic course work, performing ensembles, master classes, private study, and independent projects. Jazz at Princeton University thanks you for joining them on this evening’s journey of beauty, exploration, discovery, and hope.

JAZZ VOCAL COLLECTIVE is a small jazz ensemble that features solo voice and a rhythm section (i.e. piano, guitar, bass, and drums) to create a collaborative musical experience. In JVC, vocalists are responsible for selecting repertoire, creating, and notating their own musical arrangements of jazz standards and popular songs, and developing and performing those arrangements in class throughout the semester. JVC meets on Thursday nights from 7-9PM in the Jazz Studio of the Effron Music Building, and holds auditions during the first week of the fall semester. If you are interested in auditioning for next year for JVC or any other of the ensembles offered in the jazz program, please contact the Jazz program director, Rudresh Mahanthappa at


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Jimmy Walkman ‘23 is senior in the Music Department with certificates in Jazz Performance and African American Studies. He has been in JVC and Dr. Trineice’s studio all four of his years at Princeton. He has also participates in Small Group A, Creative Large Ensemble, and the funk band Gemenon, and he leads the indie/neo-soul band Hot Jupiter. He is also the former Music Director  of the a cappella  group Ola NasSoul, and the former Music Chair of nis eating club, terrace. As a songwriter and vocalist, Jimmy seeks to blend nis background in jazz with his passion for lyrical storytelling and contemporary music styles like pop, R&B, and indie rock. Over the course of his senior year, he has been writing, arranging, and recording an album of original music called “One Blossom”  for his senior thesis. He recorded the album with the members of Hot Jupiter,  and it will be released on all streaming platforms on May 9th.

Jimmy Walkman Senior Recital: Thursday April 27, 7:30pm Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

Jamie Feder ’23 is a senior in the History Department with a certificate in Music. This is her first year singing with JVC. In addition to singing in JVC, she performs classic recitals at Taplin and contemporary music at Coffee Club. She is the student co-manager at the  Lewis Center for the Arts, where she supports the art, music and dance shows that go on there. She also works as a peer academic advisor at Yeh college and is an editor of the Princeton Historical Review and Tiger Magazine.

Jamie Feder Senior Recital: Thursday May 4, 7:30pm Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

Haaris Mian ’23 is a senior from Princeton, NJ in the Physics Department with a certificate in French Language ana Culture. This is his first year in the JVC, and in addition, he has sung in other ensembles at Princeton including the Glee Club, Chamber Choir, and Princeton Nassoons {a cappella group} since his freshman year. He also previously served as a Voice teacher and coach for the Trenton Youth Singers, part of the Saturday Morning Arts program on campus.

 

Jack Isaac ’23 is a senior from Hillsville, Pennsylvania. He is a math major, and is earning certificates in trombone performance and computer science. Jack is very active in the musical life at Princeton, participating in numerous ensembles across widely different genres. He also volunteers to teach music, both at home and at Princeton. In his junior and senior years, Jack was a finalist in the Princeton University Orchestra concerto competition on tenor and bass trombones. This is his first year in JVC. Outside of music, Jack is an active member of the esports club, and is co-captain of the Super Smash Bros. section of the esports team. After Princeton, Jack plans to attend Duquesne University to earn his Master’s degree in trombone performance under the great Jim Nova.

Jack Isaac Senior Recital: Sunday April 16, 2:00pm Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall


Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin serves as the private voice instructor in jazz and the Jazz Vocal Collective ensemble director. In addition to working at Princeton University, Dr. Robinson-Martin is on the faculty at Long Island University at Brooklyn, the founder of Soul Ingredients® Voice Studio, Soul Ingredients® Voice Teacher Training Academy, serves as the Creative Arts Director at Turning Point United Methodist Church in Trenton, NJ, and performs regularly in the tri-state area.

As an internationally recognized voice pedagogue in contemporary music, Dr. Robinson-Martin has dedicated her career to performing and developing resources for teaching jazz, gospel, and R&B singing styles. She completed her doctoral work at Teachers College Columbia University. Her research focused on vocal pedagogy for Contemporary Commercial Music (e.g., R&B, jazz, rock, music theater, etc.), applied pedagogy, and gospel music performance practices. Dr. Robinson-Martin holds master’s degrees in music education and jazz studies from Teachers College and Indiana University-Bloomington. Dr. Robinson-Martin is also a certified instructor in Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method, a national faculty member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., the executive director of the African American Jazz Caucus, Inc., a founding and executive board member of the Donald Meade Legacy Jazz Griot Award, and board of director of the Jazz Education Network, on the editorial board of the Journal of Singing, and is a member of the distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing. Based on her graduate research, Dr. Robinson-Martin designed Soul Ingredients®, a teaching methodology for developing a singer’s musical style/interpretation in African American folk-based music styles (i.e., jazz, gospel, R&B, blues, etc.). This methodology shows students how to take their personal experiences, musical influences, and models, and execute the various components in a personal manner to the singer/performer’s unique expression. In addition to her book “So You Want to Singing Gospel,” she has contributed chapters to several textbooks and scholarly writings on the tops of voice and Black music history. In addition to books, Robinson-Martin’s published work can also be found in Downbeat Magazine, New York Times, Journal of Singing, Journal of Voice, and Voice and Speech.

As a performer, Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin maintains a diverse performance schedule. New York Music Daily praised Robinson as “an individualist who defies categorization: there’s the immediacy of classic soul music here, coupled to jazz sophistication, gospel rapture and fervor.” Whether touring with Peabo Bryson and Leela James in the Standing in Shadows of Motown Live, being a featured soloist with Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, creating vocal tracks for Nnenna Freelon’s Grammy Nominated Album “Time Traveler,” or performing with her jazz quartet, Dr. Trineice loves to perform good music. As evident in her 2021 debut album, which features Cyrus Chestnut and Don Braden, “All Or Nothing” reflects the whole-hearted spirit with which she’s approached every facet of her wide-ranging career. It captures the passion, confidence and dazzling scope of her rich, expressive voice, which DownBeat Magazine hails as “redolent with power… stunning.” But it also represents the dedication and commitment that she’s brought to an impressive career as a renowned educator, researcher, scholar, and clinician.


JAZZ AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY serves to promote this uniquely American music as a contemporary and relevant art form. Its goals are to convey the vast musical and social history of jazz, establish a strong theoretical and stylistic foundation with regard to improvisation and composition, and emphasize the development of individual expression and creativity. Offerings of this program include academic course work, performing ensembles, master classes, private study, and independent projects. Jazz at Princeton University thanks you for joining them on this evening’s journey of beauty, exploration, discovery, and hope.

JAZZ VOCAL COLLECTIVE is a small jazz ensemble that features solo voice and a rhythm section (i.e. piano, guitar, bass, and drums) to create a collaborative musical experience. In JVC, vocalists are responsible for selecting repertoire, creating, and notating their own musical arrangements of jazz standards and popular songs, and developing and performing those arrangements in class throughout the semester. JVC meets on Thursday nights from 7-9PM in the Jazz Studio of the Effron Music Building, and holds auditions during the first week of the fall semester. If you are interested in auditioning for next year for JVC or any other of the ensembles offered in the jazz program, please contact the Jazz program director, Rudresh Mahanthappa at


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