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Steve Zegree Biography

Steve Zegree

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Born: 1953. Died: 2015. Lived in: United States

Internationally was recognized as one of the most respected vocal jazz conductors and educators in the world, Steve Zegree was active as a pianist, conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. His career as a pianist and conductor includes performances on five continents. Dr. Zegree was in demand as a pianist, clinician, adjudicator and conductor around the world. A renowned educator, his students are among today's leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing, and music education.

Dr. Zegree is in demand as a pianist clinician, adjudicator and conductor around the world. A renowned educator, his students are among today's leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing, and music education. His internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company, has won numerous "Outstanding Performance" awards from Down Beat magazine and has performed at MENC National Conventions, IAJE International Conferences, the World Symposium on Choral Music, several major jazz festivals, and with recognized artists including Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Jon Hendricks, Darmon Meader, Mark Murphy, Don Shelton, and Bonnie Herman.

Dr. Zegree auditioned, arranged for and rehearsed Nick Lachey's "Team Lachey", the winning choir on NBC's "Clash Of The Choirs". He is the founder of The Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp, held every summer at Western Michigan University.

Dr. Zegree's choral arrangements have been published by Hal Leonard, Warner Bros., Alfred Publications and Shawnee Press, and he has produced several recordings including Mark Murphy Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook, Vol. I and II, on Muse Records which received a Grammy Award nomination. His piano CD, "Steve Zegree and Friends" is released on the Sea Breeze Jazz label.

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Obituary, Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music community mourns death of professor and vocal jazz director Steve Zegree

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Obituary, Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music community mourns death of professor and vocal jazz director Steve Zegree