Wed 11 March 2020
Main Auditorium, The Venue
Leeds College of Music
Leeds Jazz Choir
Miriam Ast - director
The LCoM Jazz Choir, directed by Miriam Ast, is a newly formed ensemble, bringing together students from across different pathways and year groups. Students get to know a breadth of contemporary as well as traditional vocal jazz repertoire, by arrangers such as Darmon Meader from New York Voices, Kerry Marsh and Pete Churchill, allowing them to learn to blend their voices and to sing challenging harmony lines in a large choral setting. The choir will be accompanied by a rhythm section made up of jazz students from Leeds College of Music, and the performance will feature solo numbers from members of the choir and by Miriam Ast.
This performance is presented by the 2020 Sounds Like THIS festival.
Miriam Ast is a German jazz vocalist and composer based in London. She directs her own band and duo project with Spanish pianist Victor Gutierrez with whom she released her debut album Secret Songs in July 2018. Miriam is a senior lecturer at Leeds College of Music, teaching one-to-one lessons and vocal ensembles, as well as teaching at Kings College London and the University of Leeds.
Free admission, no booking required.