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Jazz/Not JazzThe Music and Its Boundaries$
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David Ake, Charles Hiroshi Garrett, and Daniel Goldmark

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520271036

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520271036.001.0001

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Voices from the Jazz Wilderness

Voices from the Jazz Wilderness

Locating Pacific Northwest Vocal Ensembles within Jazz Education

(p.219) CHAPTER 10 Voices from the Jazz Wilderness
Jazz/Not Jazz

Jessica Bissett Perea

University of California Press

Since their emergence in the Pacific Northwest nearly four decades ago, vocal jazz ensembles have flourished, creating a regional focal point of innovative performance and pedagogical practice at both the secondary and collegiate levels. The quality of this vocal jazz community is widely recognized, but attempts to identify with both the Western choral tradition and mainstream instrumental jazz place these ensembles at odds with each parent tradition. This chapter traces the development of Pacific Northwest vocal jazz ensembles—such as those led by Hal Malcolm and John Moawad—and examines aesthetic dissonances underpinning vocal jazz's orphan-like status, including deeply entrenched musical, cultural, and gender biases within educational institutions and conventional jazz narratives.

Keywords:   jazz, vocal jazz, jazz choirs, Hal Malcolm, John Moawad, Pacific Northwest, gender

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