Vocal Artists (2020)
LAST CALL is a 12 voice, community based vocal jazz ensemble from the greater Seattle area, directed and founded by Kelly Kunz. Roughly half of Last Call’s members are local choir teachers, while the other members are young professionals in fields outside of music. Last Call’s members have been inspired by a wide variety of musical artists and mentors.
Last Call is continuously seeking new ways to explore different musical boundaries in the area of vocal jazz, while sharing their musical enthusiasm with local high school and college music students as teachers and mentors. The ensemble has given featured performances at the 2017 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference and the 2019 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference.
Vocalists: Megan Moreau, Kena Mcclure, Meghan Stavig, Sara Alkhedairy, Jaci Cummings, Marilee Clobes, Charlotte Reese, Mike Scott, Martin Puryear, Craig Schell, Ryan Hyde, Evan Norberg
Featured Clinician: Roger Emerson
With over 900 titles in print and 30 million copies in circulation, Roger Emerson is the most widely performed composer/arranger of popular choral music in the world today. His works include the choral arrangements of Josh Groban's You Raise Me Up, Seasons of Love, from RENT, Defying Gravity from WICKED, Joyful, Joyful from SISTER ACT, Don't Stop Believin' from GLEE, as well as best selling choral arrangements, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, O Sifuni Mungu, and Riversong. Mr. Emerson has been the recipient of ASCAP's Standard Award for 20 years running and his works have been performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. In addition to his work as a composer/arranger, he has appeared at numerous MENC and ACDA conferences throughout the United States and Canada and spent many years on the teaching staff of College of the Siskiyous in Northern California where he conducted the vocal jazz program.