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The Seattle Jazz Singers

Since the Seattle Jazz Singers first appeared on the music scene at a benefit concert, they have been in great demand. Their talents have taken them to jazz clubs in the greater Puget Sound region to performances for the American Choral Directors' Association and as guest artist with the Everett and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. The Seattle Jazz Singers' unique passion for highly emotional performances has made the group in high demand for high school and college jazz festivals in the Western United States and Canada.

Full Bio (2005)

The music of jazz in the Pacific Northwest and on the West Coast has taken on a new dimension with the appearance of one of the newest and most exciting vocal groups on the scene today... the Seattle Jazz Singers.

The Seattle Jazz Singers, mostly former members of the Edmonds Community College's internationally acclaimed jazz choir Soundsation, were brought together by Soundsation founder and former director, Frank DeMiero.

Since the Seattle Jazz Singers first appeared on the music scene at a benefit concert, they have been in great demand. Their talents have taken them to jazz clubs in the greater Puget Sound region to performances for the American Choral Directors' Association and as guest artist with the Everett and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. The Seattle Jazz Singers' unique passion for highly emotional performances has made the group in high demand for high school and college jazz festivals in the Western United States and Canada.

Composer and jazz pianist Dave Frishberg calls Frank DeMiero "the Vince Lombardi of Vocal Jazz." Noted music educator, clinician, adjudicator, guest conductor, composer/arranger and publisher, DeMiero retired as the Supervisor of Music for Edmonds School District #15, where he served for 13 years. Prior to that, DeMiero was director of choral music at Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen for two years and at Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington for seven years. DeMiero founded and directed the Soundsation Jazz Choir and was Music Department Chairman at Edmonds Community College for 11 years. He was Director of Vocal Jazz Studies at the University of Washington for two years.

Currently, DeMiero conducts and manages the Seattle Jazz Singers, one of the most exciting professional jazz choirs in the country today, and is the conductor of the newly formed Edmonds Community College Sno-King Community Chorale.

DeMiero is the co-founder of Sound Music Publications (www.smpjazz.com), a publishing company that offers the best in all areas of vocal jazz literature, recordings, choral clinics/workshops and materials.

DeMiero's choral groups have received top honors for their performances throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe. His jazz choirs have performed with many great artists including Joe Williams, Anita Kerr, Carmen McRae, Mark Murphy, the Hi-Lo's, the Four Freshmen, Bill Cosby, and have toured with Bob Hope.

DeMiero is the founder of the Frank DeMiero Jazz Camp, which had more than 6,000 student and educator participants during the 25 years of its existence.

Recognized internationally for his innovations in all areas of music education, DeMiero was on the Advisory Council for the International Association of Jazz Educators. He has served as President of the Puget Sound Music Administrators Association, the Sno-King Music Educators, the Washington Chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators and was the Northwest Coordinator for IAJE.

DeMiero is a voting member of the Grammys. DeMiero and his wife, Yvonne, live in Edmonds, Washington. They are active in community arts support groups and their church. They have three children and four grandchildren.


August 24th, 2008
12:00 - 1:00 pm
The Seattle Jazz Singers
August 28th, 2005
3:15 - 4:30 pm
The Seattle Jazz Singers
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