About Bluestreet Jazz Voices
Who We Are
BlueStreet Jazz Voices is a 20-voice vocal jazz ensemble with a tremendous backup trio. We sing and perform technical, precise, emotive, and above all, fun presentations of jazz standards, contemporary hits, gospel and rich ballads.
Types of Music Performed
BlueStreet performs contemporary arrangements of big band favorites, songs of contemporary jazz artists such as: Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and jazz arrangements of other popular artists – The Beatles, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Paul Simon.
BlueStreet has performed in great venues including: Kirkland Performing Arts Series, Jazz Vespers, Earshot Jazz SAM concert series, The Triple Door and Tula’s Jazz Club. We do pro bono performances at colleges, high schools and retirement communities, as well as giving vocal jazz workshops at high schools in the region.
The mission of BlueStreet Jazz Voices is to build and share a community of vocal jazz. BlueStreet provides its members with diverse and educational musical opportunities through studying, performing, listening to, and experiencing high-quality, adult vocal jazz literature.
We support the Puget Sound community by performing in self-produced concerts, sponsored concert series, local community summer concerts and jazz festival series.We provide our community with opportunities to learn about a variety of jazz styles, composers and repertoires by producing concerts and workshops in a variety of settings.
We are a Community-based, IRS 501c(3) non-profit ensemble that hopes to inspire young people in our local high school and college music programs through collaborative workshops and performances. BlueStreet is an important resource for the Puget Sound community, as we provide a great opportunity for singers who want to continue their singing and performance passion after college.
What We Do
We offer modestly priced events at some of the new high school performing arts centers, regional performance halls and jazz clubs. Examples of these include, the new Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Center, Kirkland Performance Center, The Triple Door and Tula’s Jazz Club.
We also participate in advertised and open to the public concerts at retirement communities, community colleges, local churches and institutions. Current examples of these include: Concerts at Earshot Jazz – Art of Jazz Series (March 2010), Retirement Communities – The Summit at First Hill, Colleges – Bellevue College, and Churches – First Christian Reformed Church.