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"It was my extreme pleasure to have this West Coast group perform at Club Bonafide, and I hope to have them back."

-- Charles Piazza, Owner, Club Bonafide, New York City

" Great groove! Terrific group!"

 -- Roger Emerson

 
   
   
 

The Group


Nine members, powerful voices, exciting instrumentals, rich harmonies…this is JAZZ-ology.  Each member, a soloist in their own right, bringing unique and evocative gifts.

In 2011, the jazz vocal ensemble, JAZZ-ology was formed by director, Dr. Stephanie Austin.  Her vision?  A 3-9-piece innovative ensemble collaboration between vocalists and instrumentalists.  The musicians are versatile in various styles and are strong soloists as well as ensemble members.  JAZZ-ology performs extensively, singing challenging jazz vocal literature, both published and commissioned.

Award-winning, the group won DownBeat Magazine's 2017 First Place National Student Music award in its category, DownBeat's "Outstanding Performance" 2016, 2015, and 2014, won Category Award from the Reno Jazz Festival, and was a national finalist in the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Competition 2017, 2014 and 2013.  In April 2018, the group played to a standing-ovation crowd at Club Bonafide in Manhattan, New York. JAZZ-ology released its first CD, Starting Here, Starting Now, in 2013, which was followed by On a Clear Day in 2015.  Its third CD, Get Out of Town, was released in May 2017. All three CDs are available for preview and purchase on CD Baby. (Click on the CD images on the home page of this web site.)

Whether JAZZ-ology members perform as soloists or combine their talents, their music touches emotions. Music ranges from Ellington to Miles Davis. Instrumentation is vocal, keyboard, bass, and drums.

Dr. Stephanie Austin

Walter Bankovitch

Jesse Chao

Greg German

Laura Karst

Carla Kaufman

NinoAngelo Lastimosa

Joseph Saeteurn

Natasha Singer