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Darmon Meader

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Darmon Meader

Recognized in both the jazz vocal and instrumental worlds, Darmon Meader is a highly respected vocalist, arranger and saxophonist. Darmon has achieved international recognition as the founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist, and vocalist with New York Voices. As a member of New York Voices, he has released numerous recordings on the GRP, RCA/Victor, Concord and MCGJazz labels. In the fall of 2007, New York Voices released their long-awaited MCGJazz release "A Day Like This," and in January of 2008, Darmon released his much anticipated debut solo CD, And So Am I. Darmon's solo project is a collection of jazz standards and original works, which reflects his varied interests and skills as a singer, saxophonist, writer and arranger. Although the entire project is steeped in the jazz tradition, the CD includes a wide variety of styles, orchestration approaches and concepts.

With New York Voices, Darmon has collaborated with a variety of artists including Ray Brown, Bernadette Peters, George Benson, Maureen McGovern, Don Sebesky, Nancy Wilson, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Hall, Paquito D'Rivera and the Count Basie Orchestra. He has toured internationally, performing at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and Blue Note Jazz Clubs (New York and Japan). In addition to Darmon's New York Voices touring and recording commitments, he is increasingly busy as a soloist, sideman, studio musician and composer. In addition, Darmon is actively involved in music education, working as a clinician and guest artist at both the high school and university levels. Darmon has been the guest conductor for All-State Jazz Ensembles in New York, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and New Jersey, and has made artist-in-residence appearances at numerous schools, including Northwestern University, University of Louisville, American River College, Humber College and University of Georgia. Darmon has also taught at numerous domestic and international music workshops including the Inzigkoven Vocal Jazz Workshop in Germany, various IAJE Teacher's Training Institutes, the Western Michigan University Vocal Jazz Camp and the Vocal Pop and Jazz Days workshop in the Netherlands.

Songbooks and Collections (See Individual Arrangements)

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Darmon Meader : Jazz Style Christmas : SATB : Sheet Music : 

Darmon Meader : Jazz Style Christmas

Review: Darmon Meader, director and founder of the New York Voices vocal ensemble, has become world famous for his remarkable choral arrangements. His new arrangements of 'Coventry Carol' and 'The First Noel' have taken on a breathtaking new sound and presentation in these surprising and exquisite piece. 'We Three Kings' is a masterwork for a cappella SATB choir with optional percussion accompaniment. The Eastern feel of the popular carol, We Three Kings is accentuated by the open intervals of the vocal parts and the unique percussion instruments scored within. This is another Darmon Meader holiday classic! The a cappella arrangement of 'What child Is This,' by recording artist and writer, Melodie Tunney, is contemporary and stunning. A great choice for a combined adult and youth choir selection, this is soon to become a best seller!

Songlist: Coventry Carol, The First Noel, We Three Kings

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9433b | Sheet Music $4.95 | SATB add item to cart Vocal Jazz Christmas Arrangements


Darmon Meader : Vocal Jazz Classics : SATB : Sheet Music : 

Darmon Meader : Vocal Jazz Classics

Review: The swinging Rodgers and Hart tune "I Could Write a Book" is classic vocal jazz. Includes a scat solo, which is written out or can be sung ad lib. The singers are definitely the stars here, though the arrangement can be done with a variety of accompaniments: piano alone, small instrumental combo, or full jazz ensemble. With "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" Darmon adds his vocal jazz touch to Duke Ellington's classic. The lazy, medium swing tempo is just right, and the full-sounding piano accompaniment supports the voices. A breathtaking New York Voices arrangement of the touching ballad "For All We Know", recorded on their CD A Day Like This. The piano accompaniment is stunning and the vocal writing is contemporary. Definitely a great choice for accomplished groups to demonstrate their skill.

Songlist: I Could Write a Book, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, On a Clear Day, For All We Know

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6743b | Sheet Music $7.90 | SATB add item to cart Vocal Jazz Arrangements


Darmon Meader : Vocal Jazz Love Songs : SATB : Sheet Music : 

Darmon Meader : Vocal Jazz Love Songs

Review: "Love Is Here to Stay" was the last one written by George Gershwin before his untimely death at the age of 39. New York Voices' Darmon Meader has arranged it in a classic a cappella vocal jazz style, with surprisingly little divisi for such a full-sounding arrangement. An extraordinary song, an extraordinary arrangement. Darmon takes a swinging approach to "Taking a Chance on Love", with a tight vocal arrangement accompanied by piano or optional jazz trio. Clever lyrics make it a real audience pleaser, and your singers will appreciate the masterly vocal writing. Vocal jazz groups: don't miss it. "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me" was recorded by New York Voices on their Sing, Sing, Sing album.

Songlist: I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me, Taking A Chance On Love, Love Is Here to Stay

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6742b | Sheet Music $6.75 | SATB add item to cart Vocal Jazz Arrangements


New York Voices - Darmon Meader : Sing Paul Simon : SATB : Sheet Music : Paul Simon

New York Voices - Darmon Meader : Sing Paul Simon

Review: These Paul Simon classics has been dynamically arranged by Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader and recorded by the venerable New York Voices. Smooth jazz vocals and solo lines play against a rhythmic percussion background making up these hot charts that were recorded on the CD New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. For show choir or vocal jazz ensemble, this humorous and energetic arrangement features a Louisiana Cajun groove of "Why Don't You Write Me?," allows for a lot of solo lines interspersed with group vocals and includes a fun swing section as well. Fabulous! Piano accompanied.

Songlist: Mother and Child Reunion, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, Loves Me Like A Rock, Why Don't You Write Me?

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6735b | Sheet Music $8.50 | SATB add item to cart Vocal Jazz Arrangements

Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
A Day Like ThisDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesA Day Like This 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Day Like ThisDarmon MeaderDarmon MeaderAmerican River College Vocal Jazz EnsembleAutumn Gold 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Ain't No SunshineDarmon MeaderBil WithersAmerican River College Vocal Jazz EnsembleYou're Making Me Crazy 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Ain't Nobody Here But Us ChickensDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesSing, Sing, Sing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Almost Like Being in LoveDarmon MeaderAlan Jay Lerner / Frederick LoeweVarious ArrangersRomantic Ballads for Mixed Jazz Voices Vol 1newSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Baby DriverPeter Eldridge / Darmon MeaderPaul SimonNew York VoicesA Cappella ArrangementsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Baby DriverPeter Eldridge / Darmon MeaderPaul SimonVarious ArrangersSimon & Garfunkel A CappellaSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Baroque SambaDarmon MeaderDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Bli BlipDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesSing, Sing, Sing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Charleston AlleyDarmon MeaderJon HendricksJon HendricksVocal Jazz ArrangementsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
CloudburstDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesSing, Sing, Sing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Cotton Tail Darmon MeaderEllington / HendricksNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 6Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
DesafinadoDarmon MeaderAntonio Carlos JobimNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 5Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Do Nothin' Till You Hear from MeDarmon MeaderDuke EllingtonDarmon MeaderVocal Jazz ClassicsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Do You Know Wanna Know What I WantDarmon MeaderKinhan / NelsonNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 3Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Don't Be that WayDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesSing, Sing, Sing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Early AutumnDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesSing, Sing, Sing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Everybody's Boppin'Darmon MeaderJon HendricksGold CompanyWhile We're Young 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
For All We KnowDarmon MeaderJ. Fred CootsDarmon MeaderVocal Jazz ClassicsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Giant StepsDarmon MeaderGold CompanySolid 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Giant StepsDarmon MeaderJohn ColtraneNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 6Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasDarmon MeaderDarmon MeaderHave Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
I Can't Believe That You're in Love with MeDarmon MeaderDarmon MeaderVocal Jazz Love SongsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
I Can't Believe You're Not in Love With MeDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesSing, Sing, Sing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Could Write a BookDarmon MeaderRodgers / HartDarmon MeaderVocal Jazz ClassicsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
I Got Rhythm Darmon MeaderGershwinGold CompanyWho Could Ask For Anything More 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Remember YouDarmon MeaderMt. San Antonio College - SingopationStompin' At The Savoy 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I'll Be Seeing YouDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesSing, Sing, Sing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I'll Be Seeing YouDarmon MeaderSammy Fain / Irving KahalFlying Without InstrumentsFWI Will Rock You 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I'll Be Seeing YouDarmon MeaderSammy Fain / Irving KahalNew York VoicesA Cappella ArrangementsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
I've Got a Gal In KalamazooDarmon MeaderWarren/ GordonGold CompanyWho Could Ask For Anything More 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
In a Mellow ToneDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesSing, Sing, Sing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
In a Mellow ToneDarmon MeaderEllington / HendricksNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 6Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
JackieDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesA Day Like This 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Love Is Here to StayDarmon MeaderGeorge and Ira GershwinDarmon MeaderVocal Jazz Love SongsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Love You MedleyDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesA Day Like This 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Loves Me Like A RockDarmon MeaderPaul SimonChicago Children's ChoirSpring Gala Concert 2 CDsMORE DETAILS 
Loves Me Like A RockDarmon MeaderPaul Simon New York Voices - Darmon MeaderSing Paul SimonSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Me & JulioDarmon MeaderPaul SimonAmerican River College Vocal Jazz EnsembleAutumn Gold 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Me and JulioDarmon MeaderPaul SimonNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 4Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Me and Julio Down by the SchoolyardDarmon Meader / Peter Eldridge Paul Simon New York Voices - Darmon MeaderSing Paul SimonSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
ModinhaDarmon MeaderAntonio Carlos JobimNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 5Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Mother and Child ReunionDarmon Meader / Peter Eldridge Paul Simon New York Voices - Darmon MeaderSing Paul SimonSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
National Amnesia Darmon MeaderMeader / KriegerNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Noticing the MomentDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesA Day Like This 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Now Or NeverDarmon MeaderMeader / New York VoicesNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Oh, Lady Be Good (Ella Be Good)Darmon MeaderGeorge & Ira GershwinNew York VoicesNew York Voices Collection Vol 5Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
On A Clear DayDarmon MeaderNew York VoicesA Day Like This 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
On A Clear DayDarmon MeaderBarton Lane, Alan Jay LernerAmerican River College Vocal Jazz EnsembleYour Eyes 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
On a Clear DayDarmon MeaderAlan Jay LernerDarmon MeaderVocal Jazz ClassicsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
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