Chris Buzzelli and Friends
Saturday February 6,
An evening of vocal harmonies extraordinaire! Throw in a little jazz and some standards from
times gone by and you have Chris Buzzelli and Friends!! Don't miss this opportunity to hear the wonderful
vocal stylings including music of the Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices ans well as arrangements written specifically
for this group.
Chris Buzzelli was a member of the music faculty at Bowling Green
State University from 1984 to 2015, where he was a Professor of Guitar and Jazz Studies, and Director of the Vocal Jazz
Ensemble. He has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has
presented clinics and masterclasses at regional and national conferences and other colleges and universities around the nation.
The vocal group on tonight's concert is an outgrowth of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble at BGSU. The other singers in the ensemble
are current or former members of that group. Samantha Olrich is in her third year at BGSU as a Choral Music Education
major. She is also president of the Collegiate Chorale and Song Chair of Sigma Alpha Iota. Emily Holshoe is a is a 2014 graduate
BGSU and currently teaches choir and general music at Arbor Hills Jr. High
School in Sylvania, Ohio, and is a member of the Toledo Masterworks Chorale. David Breen is a senior Voice Performance major
at BGSU, sings in the Collegiate Chorale, and has competed several times in the International Barbershop Harmony Society Competition.