Peter Eldridge, a co-founding member of the Grammy award-winning jazz vocal group New York Voice, will be performing with Edmonds Community College’s jazz vocal ensemble, Soundsation, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the school’s Black Box Theatre.
Eldridge is the college’s current artist in residence. New York Voices has recorded seven studio albums and the group has made numerous guest appearances, and toured internationally for two decades, with appearances including Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Eldridge also has released four solo CDs and has been head of the jazz voice faculty at Manhattan School of Music since 1993.
Among the musicians Eldridge has performed with or written music for are Jane Monheit, Ivan Lins, Kurt Elling, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, David Byrne, Joshua Redman, and Jim Hall.
Over the years, Soundsation graduates have gone on to become leaders in vocal jazz education and professional performance, including in groups such as the Four Freshmen, the Ritz, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and others. Soundsation, led by Edmonds Community College choir director Kirk Marcy, records a CD each spring.
Admission to “An Intimate Evening With Peter Eldridge (of New York Voices) with Soundsation” is a $7 suggested donation for the public and free for Edmonds Community College students. All proceeds benefit music scholarships.