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USC CreSCendo Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sarah Gazarek, director


The USC CreSCendo Vocal Jazz Ensemble is the university’s home for vocal jazz, popular song, and a cappella group performance. Performing on mic and with a full rhythm section, the ensemble presents material from the American songbook as well as works from contemporary composers and arrangers. The ensemble has performed at We Love Ella! A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald hosted by Natalie Cole and Patti Austin, LA Live, and at festivals and music series across California.