Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy

Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy


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Get tickets at https://jazzangels.org/jazz-on-the-patio/ Come out for a great cause, the non-profit Jazz Angels which continues the tradition of jazz among young musicians.

Join us May 19th for JAZZ ON THE PATIO, an incredible night of jazz featuring Alex Iles. Iles is principal trombonist of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

In addition, he has toured as lead and solo jazz trombonist with Maynard Ferguson and the Woody Herman Orchestra and performs in many of the top L.A.-based big bands and jazz groups including Bob Florence’s Limited Edition, The Seth McFarlane Orchestra and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.

Alex can often be found playing in the pit orchestras of numerous Los Angeles productions of Broadway shows and has performed on hundreds of television and motion picture sound-tracks. He has also appeared on numerous recordings with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Paul McCartney, and Prince.
Less than one week left to register! Paid participants just received event information, mass choir music, and a short survey we need all to fill out. See you soon!
Just two days left to register at the regular rate (deadline July 15)...get your reg in and tell your friends too!

The Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy is a one day workshop on the first Saturday in August, held at CSU

Operating as usual

Easy Love SAB - Vocal Jazz Academy Student Mass Choir 08/02/2022

Easy Love SAB - Vocal Jazz Academy Student Mass Choir

Online registration for the Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy ends tomorrow - last chance to get your lunch orders in! (We will have on-site registration as well)

All schedules, mass choir music, and breakout session options are on the Long Beach Academy app.

Here's what the event looked like last time we did it - don't miss it! https://youtu.be/XQTjVxXtnS8

Easy Love SAB - Vocal Jazz Academy Student Mass Choir Directed and arranged by Matt Falker. Published by Matfal Music via Sheet Music Plus - matfalmusic.com. Performed at the 2019 Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy -...

Vocal Jazz Academy 07/17/2022

Vocal Jazz Academy

Hello Friends! Early Bird Registration for this year's Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy closes this Wednesday (July 20)! Come join us for this fun & educational event! Saturday August 6, 9am - 6pm. Register today! https://vocaljazzacademy.com

Vocal Jazz Academy VOCAL JAZZ ACADEMY Join our commitment to vocal jazz education & networking The Vocal Jazz Academy is a one-day workshop that strives to educate and connect vocal jazz educators and students as they dive in to the new school year. Your registration fee includes LUNCH, our Mass Choir experience, and....


Guess what we are working on bringing back this August??? 🎤🎹🥳


Hey Long Beach VJA! You are all in our thoughts during this crazy, hectic time and we are hope that you and yours are safe at home. We are monitoring the situation at it pertains to large gatherings as there has been no timeline or definitive word yet from the powers that be. Rest assured, that as soon as we have information for you, we will let you know.



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Photos from the largest Academy to date!


Hey there Academy!

If you have not received your link for the lunch survey and music email me immediately.

[email protected]



The Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy is THIS week! Please contact at [email protected] if you have not gotten the lunch survey and mass choir music from us. See you Saturday at 9 AM!


Participant Info, Mass Choir Music, & Solo Tune Options have been emailed - Happy Practicing!


What's next for the Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy? Over the next few days, all registered participants will be emailed important Academy information, mass choir music and part tracks, and much more. Coming soon!


Wow - 115 registered so far! Only 9885 left to get to 10,000?!?


SO close to 100 registrations already! Deadline for early reg still 1 day away...


What do you think? Should we premiere this brand new chart on the classic Phil Collins/Genesis tune with the Student Mass Choir in August? (p.s. register by July 15 to get the best rates and join us on this!)


Angel Eyes - Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy Student Mass Choir

You don't want to miss out on this year's Vocal Jazz Academy! Register by July 15 at vocaljazzacademy.com to get the best rates - and be a part of THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMW6UBtq_1A

Christine Guter, director. SAB Arrangement by Matt Falker - matfalmusic.com. Published by Sound Music Publications - smpjazz.com. Performed at the 2018 Long ...


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Hey there Long Beach VJA! Hope your end of the school year is in your sights and you are plowing ahead toward the finish line! We have been working hard crossing “T”s and dotting “I”s over here. We should be going live for registration within the next week. 🤩 yay! We also have some exciting announcements coming as well, so stay tuned.

~Jessica Falker, Admin



Can you believe it’s December?

As you go into finals, we hope your concerts and juries go well. May you all have a wonderful Holiday season and safe New Year. Here’s to a swingin’ 2019!



Academy participants! One last reminder...please submit your lunch request through the survey that was emailed to you by 5 PM today. And please practice the mass choir music before you arrive on Saturday so we can make the best music possible! Can't wait to host you (all 100+ of you!) on Saturday...


Academy info and Mass Choir music will be emailed out in the morning! There is also a quick survey for participants to fill out. Can't wait to see you next weekend!


Hey Everyone!
It's your friendly neighborhood admin here. Today is the LAST day to get Early Bird Registration. Rates go up on the 16th. I am current on all registration invoices as of last night. If you are having any issues with PayPal please reach out to us! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!!


Registration is going strong for this year's Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy - but we still need YOU! Rates go up after July 15, so register today and secure your spot in the mass choir, lunch order, and the chance to participate in all of the day's activities! vocaljazzacademy.com


Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy

Have you registered for this year's Academy yet? We'd love to have you! See this year's faculty and more at matfalmusic.com/LBVJA

matfalmusic.com hosted by Christine Guter & Matt Falker Saturday, August 4, 2018 CSU Long Beach – Bob Cole Conservatory of Music This one-day vocal jazz workshop (9 AM – 6 PM) will feature: Outstan…


Registration for this year's Academy is now open! Saturday, August 4 is the day and we are again going to feature a student mass choir and a teacher mass choir, and a performance by Pacific Standard Time. Faculty include Kate Reid, Sammy K, Ian Brekke, Sean Fitzpatrick and of course, Christine and Matt. Register today to get the best rates! Registration includes lunch and music packets. http://matfalmusic.com/LBVJA


Watch for registration to open in April - we are confirmed for the third annual LBVJA on Saturday, August 4! Open to all teachers and students.


Happy Saturday Vocal Jazz Academy!

We know you are all in full swing for the spring semester. We are working hard on the Academy for this year. We’ll have some details to share in the not to distant future.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for Saturday, August 4th 2018. We hope to see you then.



Thank you to all the amazing teachers, students, and jazz enthusiasts who came to the 2nd Annual Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy this past Saturday! It was an incredible day, filled with great music and learning. A special thank you to our outstanding faculty and staff: Matt Falker, Jessica Falker, Gerhard Guter, Ian Brekke, Sean Fitzpatrick, Sammy Kestenholtz, and Marcus Carline. Also, a world of gratitude to my wonderful Cal State Long Beach students who gave of their time & talents: Gracelyn Hedrick, Angelica Villarreal, Ashley Miner, Attia Arenas, Marisa DiCamillo, Terrence Taylor, Morgan Davi, Jonny Arenas, Tama Shutts, Christian Valdez, Colin Monaco, Patrick Malone, Julian Esparza, and Zane Johnson. Can't wait for next year! (Save the date: Saturday, August 4th, 2018)!


Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy

Only TWO WEEKS left to register! Please sign up today for the 2nd Annual Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy!! Only $50 for students, and $100 for teachers.


matfalmusic.com hosted by Christine Guter & Matt Falker Saturday, August 5, 2017 CSU Long Beach – Bob Cole Conservatory of Music This one-day vocal jazz workshop (9 AM – 6 PM) will feature: Outstan…


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