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Gerald Eskelin

Living in: Los Angeles, United States.

The musical career of Gerald Eskelin is multi-faceted, spanning five decades of conducting, singing, composing, writing, and teaching. He has received two Grammy nominations for recordings by the L.A. Jazz Choir, which he founded in 1980. The group has performed and/or recorded with such notables as Rosemary Clooney, Steve Allen, and Al Jarreau.

The Gerald Eskelin Singers have been featured in a number of German television programs, performing there with many well-known artists such as Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra Jr., Herb Jefferies, and Tex Beneke. They have performed on various recording projects, most recently Amazonia, a work by Bebu Silvetti, dedicated to the preservation of the Rainforest. Additionally, the singers have recorded choral demos for a number of music publishers.

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L.A. Jazz Choir : From All Sides : 00  1 CD : Gerald Eskelin

L.A. Jazz Choir : From All Sides

The 25 women ("The Girls" in the liner notes), and 20 "Boys" in the LA Jazz Choir, directed by Gerald Eskelin is a smorgasbord of tempting jazz treats. There are liberal helpings of straight-ahead big-band meat-and-potato hits ("Tuxedo Junction," "Love Is A Joy," "The Jersey Bounce); entrees with a light latin dressing ("I Could Write A Book," "Dream On," "What Is This Thing Called Love"); more exotic tastes ("Sboguvane," "Don's Song"); something light (Jim, Jam, Jump, Sweet Georgia Brown); something with a little scat ("Jumpin' With Symphony Sid," "Everybody's Boppin'") and cool with a velvety sauce ("Blue In Green"). "from all sides" is a saucy, spirited joy from one of the best Jazz choirs in the world! All accompanied, from a small jazz ensemble to a full big band.

Songlist: Everybody's Boppin' , What Is This Thing Called Love?, Don's Song , Tuxedo Junction , I Could Write A Book In Time , The Jersey Bounce , Jim, Jam, Jump , Blue In Green , Love Is A Joy , Dream On , Sboguvane (Farewell) , Sweet Georgia Brown , Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

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4720c | 1 CD | $12.98 | Some a cappella

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