This group, which was formed in 1997, consists of fourteen auditioned singers who specialize in vocal jazz music. During their existence, they have performed numerous concerts at Mt. San Antonio College and have participated in a variety of collegiate festivals and competitions including Monterey, CA and Reno, NV. “Singcopation” performed to standing ovations at the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) Conventions, in New York City, Toronto, and in Long Beach, as well as the Jazz Education Network (JEN) National Conference in New Orleans.
“Singcopation” has participated as guest artists for the L.A. Vocal Jazz Workshop where they performed with Steve Zegree, Michele Weir and Darmon Meader from the “New York Voices” and have won the Downbeat Magazine award for being the number one college vocal jazz group in the country on six occasions, also winning a special Downbeat award in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013 for Outstanding Performance. “Singcopation” has performed at the 2002 ACDA Western Regional Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii in a special workshop presentation, gave special performances at B.B. King’s and the Baked Potato nightclubs in Hollywood, as well as Steamers Jazz Club in Fullerton, they were the headline performers for a concert engagement at Lincoln Center in New York City, with special guest artist Darmon Meader, and were the headline performers at the Canadian Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff. "Singcopation" recently won first place honors at the "Next Generation Jazz Competition" in Monterey, California, and then were invited to perform as guest artists at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival in 2010 & 2013. In the summer of 2010, "Singcopation" traveled to Australia to perform at the ANCA Choralfest Convention in Port Macquarie and in 2011 they competed at the International American Choral Competition in Reno, Nevada and took home a first place trophy in the vocal jazz category and the overall "Grand Prix Prize". They participated in an extremely successful concert tour to Guangzhou, China, where they competed at the 1st Xinghai International Choral Competition and won the prestigious Platinum Medal and their most recent international competition took place at the Grand Prix of Nations choral competition in Magdeburg, Germany, where they received a gold medal and a 2nd place finish against seventeen other groups. In the Fall of 2009, these talented singers combined with a professional orchestra from Los Angeles to perform “Star Wars In Concert” to sell-out audiences at the Honda Center and the Nokia Theater. Last year, "Singcopation" had the honor of opening for the "Real Group" at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
Singcopation members have recorded sixteen CDs, all of which are available by contacting the Mt. SAC Choral Department or the Box Office. “Singcopation” is also available for private parties and/or club performances.
For additional information, contact Professor Bruce Rogers