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Darmon Meader | MetaJAX JazzFest
Campus JAX & MetaJAX, its Grammy-Nominated Jazz Label in residence, is proud to partner with Resonance Records to present its 3rd Annual JAZZFEST! Lovers of great music performed by exceptional musicians will enjoy 4 consecutive nights of world-class jazz in the unparalleled setting of Campus JAX, our “performing arts center” in an intimate setting, the finest sounding room anywhere in its class. All this while enjoying a culinary journey of exquisite flavors our unique California-Cajun Menu 35 years in the making. Accompanying the featured acts each night will be one of L.A.’s best Jazz Trios: Tamir Hendelman on piano, Kevin Axt on Bass, and Gene Coye on drums.
SATURDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023 features acclaimed singer & saxophonist, DARMON MEADER: The Art of Vocalese. Included in the performance will be unique arrangements from the repertoire of Al Jarraeu and Mark Murphy.
Recognized in both the jazz vocal and instrumental worlds, Darmon Meader is a highly respected vocalist, arranger and saxophonist. Darmon has achieved international recognition as the founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist, and vocalist with New York Voices. As a member of New York Voices, he has released numerous recordings on the GRP, RCA/Victor, Concord and MCGJazz labels.
Allen Morrison from Downbeat magazine writes this about Darmon: “Extraordinary…vividly makes the case for a revival of the art of vocalese.”
With New York Voices, Darmon has collaborated with a variety of artists including Ray Brown, Bernadette Peters, George Benson, Maureen McGovern, Don Sebesky, Nancy Wilson, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Hall, Paquito D’Rivera and the Count Basie Orchestra. He has toured internationally, performing at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and Blue Note Jazz Clubs (New York and Japan).
In addition to Darmon’s NYV touring and recording commitments, he is increasingly busy as a soloist, sideman, studio musician and composer. In addition, Darmon is actively involved in music education, working as a clinician and guest artist. Darmon is currently an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University, in the Jazz Vocal department.
Darmon has been the guest conductor for numerous All-State Jazz Ensembles including New York, California, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey, Iowa and Louisiana, and has made artist-in-residence appearances at numerous schools, including Northwestern University, University of Louisville, American River College, Humber College and University of Georgia. Darmon has also taught at numerous domestic and international music workshops including the Inzigkoven Vocal Jazz Workshop in Germany, various IAJE Teacher’s Training Institutes, and the annual New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp.
Many of Darmon’s choral, vocal jazz, and instrumental arrangements are available through the following publishers: Carl Fischer Music, Shawnee Press, Hal Leonard, Edition Ferrimontana, Alfred Music, Belwin Mills, Anchor Music and UNC JazzPress.
5:30pm Doors Open
Ultra VIP section ($45/person tables for 2 or 4)
VIP section ($35/person tables for 2 or 4; $25 single barstool seats)
General Seating section ($25/person tables for 2 or 4; $20 single barstool seats)
Booths for 4 People $250
1 ENTRÉE PURCHASE PER PERSON IS REQUIRED (a $10 surcharge will be added if no entrée is purchased, there are no drink minimums)
All sales are final, but if for any reason show is canceled all purchases will be refunded.
Must be 21 years old to drink alcoholic beverages.
No outside beverages are allowed.