Vocal jazz workshop upcoming

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music will welcome internationally renowned vocal jazz composer and arranger Kerry Marsh and acclaimed vocal jazz performer, Julia Dollison, to the campus for a two-day workshop on Wednesday.

Marsh is a composer and arranger specializing in contemporary music and vocal jazz ensembles.

Along with his wife and musical collaborator, Julia Dollison, Marsh has released his highly ambitious debut album, “Vertical Voices: The music of Maria Schneider.”

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Dollison and Marsh perform regularly with the vocal quartet Vertical Voices LIVE.

Since winning the DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award for Best Collegiate Jazz Vocal Soloist in 2000, Dollison has been heard at such New York clubs as Tavern on the Green, Jazz Standard, Sweet Rhythm and Cornelia Street Café.

Dr. Diane Orlofsky, Troy University director of choirs and director of the Troy University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, “frequency” said March and Dollison will be working with “frequency” in an all day workshop on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Marsh and Dollison will work with high school students from Dothan High School, Houston Academy, Trinity Presbyterian and Enterprise High School.

The workshop is open to the public, including a wrap-up session at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the Long Hall Band Room.’