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"Vocal Jazz"

Under the direction of Ben Flint, a former member of the Issac Hayes Band, the choir consists of 12 vocalists, keyboard and beat boxer.

Arrangements of Earth, Wind & Fire + Crosby, Stills & Nash + Ole Sonny Rollins + Tower Of Power and many more.

The Oakland Jazz Choir, a unique, dynamic, multi-cultural ensemble, is dedicated to the education, preservation and perpetuation of vocal jazz, and is committed to bringing together professional and community members alike.

The Oakland Jazz Choir got its start in 1992 as an offshoot of its namesake city's other popular choral group - the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Since its inception in 1992, OJC has collaborated with notable jazz, blues and gospel artists including Mark Murphy, Marlena Shaw, Madeline Eastman, Faye Carol, Brenda Boykin, Terrence Kelly and Kenny Washington.

OJC is funded mainly through its performances, grants and individual donations. Those dollars fund day-to-day operations, artistic and professional fees. But what keeps OJC's collective heart beating most of all is the love of Jazz.

Date & Time

October 13, 2018

8:00PM - 10:00PM