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Dr. James Reddan, director

Dr. Brent Weber, piano

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an audition-only group of six to ten students.  In addition to performing in the choral and jazz concerts every semester, they have performed at numerous venues on and off campus.

For information on auditions and upcoming performances contact Dr. Reddan:

Phone:  301-687-4110

Email:  James Reddan or Brent Weber

Office:  Performing Arts Center, room 203



SPRING CONCERTFSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Fall 2014

Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
FSU Performing Arts Center - Pealer Recital Hall

Free and open to the public.


  • Opener by Randy Crenshaw
  • Boplicity arranged by Kirk Marcy
  • Bill Bailey arranged by Ken Kraintz
  • Like What You Got by Ken Kraintz
  • Baby, You Dig arranged by Jeff Hall
  • I’m Fallin’ In Love With You arranged by Ken Kraintz
  • Take That! arranged by Rob Hyatt
  • Prime Time Blues by Anders Edenroth
  • C. C. Rider by Jacques Rizzo
  • Never Giver Up by Ken Kraintz
  • Cinnamon and Clove arranged by Michelle Weir

FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble



Vocal Jazz Ensemble Winter Holiday Concert
FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Winter Holiday Concert 2012

Works performed for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 concerts

Muddy Water, arranged by Michele Weir - featuring alto Sarah Marean, tenors Troy Bennett & Geoffrey Westbrook, and bass Zachary Dodge

Am I Blue, arranged by Kirby Shaw - featuring soprano Kylie Oosterink, & tenor Sean Scriber

Everybody’s Boppin’, arranged by Kirby Shaw - featuring alto Mikayla Young & bass Zachary Dodge

Don't Think It's Easy, by Dave Barduhn - featuring tenor Sean Scriber & pianist Sean Beachy

I Thought About You, arranged by David Scott - featuring Sarah Marean and Geoffrey Westbrook

Down at Smoky Joes, by Ken Kraintz - featuring tenor Sean Scriber & baritone Johnathan Archer

Joe's Place, arranged by Ken Kraintz - featuring tenor Sean Scriber & baritone Johnathan Archer

Big Benny Be-Bop, arranged by Ken Kraintz - featuring alto Mikayla Young & bass Zachary Dodge

Before the Rain, by Barney McClure - featuring alto Mikayla Young & soprano Beau Hartman

Give Me That Smile, by William Cantos

I'll Sing For You, by Nancy King - featuring alto Jessica Knouse

Wind Machine, by Sammy Nestico - featuring soprano Mikayla Young, bass Zachary Dodge, & saxophonist Tanika Henry

Just Goofin', by Rob Hyatt & Jerry Jones - featuring bass Zachary Dodge, alto Mikayla Young, & sopranos Alexa Bashaw & Beau Hartman

Troy's Place, by Ken Kraintz, edited by FSU VJE - featuring tenor Sean Scriber & bass Johnathan Archer

Harold's House of Jazz, by Rare Silk - featuring Geoffrey Westbrook, Zachary Dodge, Johnathan Archer, Danielle Smith, Sarah Marean, Mikayla Young, Sean Scriber, Alexa Bashaw, Jessica Knouse, Beau Hartman

Spain, by Chick Correa, Al Jarreal & Artie Maren