what, where, when...

"I first heard Jennifer Barnes at a college festival in Wisconsin. I had just given a masterclass, during which I waxed poetic about the fact that there were no really great new vocalists on the scene anymore and that in fact the show was over, as far as I was concerned. A half hour later, I found myself at a rehearsal across campus, and this INCREDIBLE young woman was singing "When The Sun Comes Out" with the jazz ensemble - so much for my remarks at my masterclass! I do not know anyone today that sings with as much feeling, control, sound and general understanding of the music as she does. Jennifer sings the way I attempt to play trombone."

Bill Watrous
Bach International Touring Artist and Clinician



[ past engagements ]

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 9:00 AM
Adjudicator & clinician at Musicfest Canada
Vancouver, BC
Canada
http://www.musicfest.ca/vancouver/
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 8:00 AM
Clinician at Greeley Jazz Festival
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO
http://www.arts.unco.edu/music/jazz_festival/default.html
Friday, April 18th, 2014 8:00 PM
Vertical Voices Live In Concert!
The Banff Centre
Banff, AB
Canada
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 8:00 PM
The Jennifer Barnes Quintet in Concert
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-7789
http://www.sammonsartcenter.org/jazz.htm
Price: $40.
So looking forward to making music at this marvelous, high-class venue, with a stellar band: Brad Leili (alto saxophone), Addison Frei (piano), John Adams (bass), and Steve Barnes (drums). Ticket prices include complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee, a light meal, and valet parking. The doors for the regular series open at 7:00 p.m. with the performance beginning approximately at 7:30 p.m. Each performance features two performance sets of about an hour each with an intermission between. The dress is casual; many people come from work in business attire, but most wear casual, comfortable clothing. Tickets may be ordered through the Sammons Center by calling 214/520-7789 and may be charged on VISA, Master Card, American Express or Discover.
Saturday, March 1st, 2014 9:00 AM
1st Annual Vertical Voices Vocal Jazz Festival at Rochelle!
Rochelle Township High School
Rochelle, IL
http://www.verticalvoicesvjfest.com/
Looking forward to hearing and making music during a wonderful day of vocal jazz outside of Chicago, IL!
Friday, January 24th, 2014 8:00 PM
Conducting the Illinois Honors All-State Jazz Choir
Peoria, IL
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 8:00 PM
Vertical Voices Concert
Jazz Education Network (JEN) 5th Annual Conference: Hyatt Regenc
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
http://www.jazzednet.org
Honored and excited to perform on the closing night concert of the main stage at the JEN Conference - and to premiere music from our newly released debut album, "Fourward".
Friday, January 10th, 2014 2:00 PM
Vocal Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques Clinic
Jazz Education Network (JEN) 5th Annual Conference: Hyatt Regenc
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
http://www.jazzednet.org
Looking forward to presenting some materials that I hope will be helpful for educators, with the UNT Jazz Singers as my demonstration group.
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 5:00 PM
Vocalist with Andy Laverne in "Chords In Motion" clinic
Jazz Education Network (JEN) 5th Annual Conference: Hyatt Regenc
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
http://www.jazzednet.org
Looking forward to everything about this conference - starting with getting to sing with the wonderful pianist Andy Laverne!
Thursday, July 25th, 2013 8:00 PM
Conducting the Missouri All-State Jazz Choir
Jefferson City, MO
Sunday, July 7th, 2013 8:00 PM
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
http://www.jazzbooks.com/workshops/
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 4:00 PM
UNT Summer Vocal Jazz Workshop begins!
University of North Texas
415 Ave. C
Denton, TX
http://jazz.unt.edu/vocaljazzworkshop
Visit the website above for more details about this wonderful workshop for jazz vocalists of all ages!
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 7:00 PM
Brasuka!
Sweetwater Grill and Tavern
115 S. Elm St.
Denton, TX 76201
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 7:00 PM
Concert with Soundsation, Don Shelton (dad!) & Jennifer Barnes
Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Ave. West
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Saturday, May 18th, 2013 8:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes Duo in Concert
Madrona
Seattle, WA
http://jazzvox.com/?cpt_shows=jennifer-barnes-w-madrona
Price: $30
Sunday, May 5th, 2013 8:00 PM
Vertical Voices Live in Concert!
Sacramento State University
Sacramento, CA
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 11:30 AM
Jennifer Barnes Quintet
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Quakertown Park
Denton, TX
http://www.dentonjazzfest.com/
Looking forward to performing with my own quintet at this terrific festival, featuring Michael Palma (keyboard), Lynn Seaton (bass), Steve Barnes (drums) and Brad Leali (sax)!
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 3:00 PM
UNT Jazz Singers in Concert!
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Quakertown Park
Denton, TX
http://www.dentonjazzfest.com/
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 1:00 PM
Brasuka Live in Concert!
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Quakertown Park
Denton, TX
http://www.dentonjazzfest.com/
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 2:30 PM
UNT Jazz Faculty
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Quakertown Park
Denton, TX
http://www.dentonjazzfest.com/
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave in Concert @ Denver Festival
Denver, CO
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 8:00 AM
UNC Greeley Jazz Festival
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO
http://www.arts.unco.edu/music/jazz_festival/default.html
I'll be a clinician/adjudicator for the day at this MASSIVE festival...with Take 6 performing that night (yippee!!!)!
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 8:00 PM
UNT Jazz Singers Spring Concert with guest artist Peter Eldridge!
Voertman Hall
Avenue C
Denton, TX
https://mpactickets.entausa.com/WebPages/EntaWebPerformance/PERFORMANCELIST.ASPX
Price: $10/8
Friday, April 12th, 2013 8:00 PM
UNT Jazz Singers Spring Concert with guest artist Peter Eldridge!
Voertman Hall
Avenue C
Denton, TX
https://mpactickets.entausa.com/WebPages/EntaWebPerformance/PERFORMANCELIST.ASPX
Price: $10/8
Friday, April 5th, 2013 11:30 AM
Kurt Elling Master Class
Voertman Hall
Avenue C
Denton, TX
Price: Free!
UNT Jazz Voice majors will get to work with jazz luminary Kurt Elling (following his concert the night before), and the master class is open to the public.
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 9:00 AM
Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival
Dalton Recital Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
http://www.wmugoldcompany.com/node/89
Adjudicating and giving clinics all day to the wonderful vocal groups attending this outstanding festival!
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 8:00 PM
Vertical Voices Live in Concert at the Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival!
Dalton Recital Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
http://www.wmugoldcompany.com/node/89
Really looking forward to performing at my alma mater with Vertical Voices and a killer rhythm section as part of the 33rd Annual GCIVJF!
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 9:00 AM
Brandon Jazz Festival
Brandon University
Brandon, Manitoba
Canada
http://www.brandonjazzfestival.com/
I will be an adjudicator & clinician at this wonderful three-day festival, alongside my fellow Sixth Wave members. We'll be performing 2 evenings of concerts in addition to hearing the exciting young vocal groups north of the border -- can't wait!
Thursday, March 7th, 2013 7:00 PM
UNT Jazz Singers and Booker T. Washington HS Jazz Singers in Concert!
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual A
Dallas, TX
Very excited to share a concert with UNT Jazz Singers and the BTWHSPVA Jazz Singers -- first time to share a concert together, and hopefully not the last!
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 7:00 PM
Brasuka!
Sweetwater Grill and Tavern
115 S. Elm St.
Denton, TX 76201
http://sweetwatergrillandtavern.com/
Price: No cover
Thursday, February 28th, 2013 8:00 PM
UNT Jazz Faculty & The One O'Clock Lab Band with Guest Artist Peter Erskine
Winspear Hall (Murchison Performing Arts Center)
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Price: $10/8
Can't wait to share the stage with my UNT Jazz Faculty colleagues (for the first time, actually!) and the fabulous world-class musician, Peter Erskine! I get to do one of my favorite things...singing in the horn front line! A little lyric too. Should be a great concert!
Sunday, February 17th, 2013 5:00 PM
Gospel Meets Jazz! UNT Jazz Vocalists with the Brad Leali Orchestra
Voertman Hall
Avenue C
Denton, TX
This will be a rare and wonderful concert in honor of Black History Month -- a presentation of a small big band with a gospel choir (of jazz singers!) that I'll be directing. Fabulous arrangements by German pianist/composer/arranger Claus Raible. Don't miss this!
Saturday, January 5th, 2013 8:30 PM
UNT Jazz Singers at the Jazz Education Network Conference Closing Concert!
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
jazzednet.org
I'm so honored to be bringing the UNT Jazz Singers to sing on the closing concert of this prestigious event!
Thursday, December 6th, 2012 6:00 PM
Brasuka at a Private Event
Dallas, TX
Thursday, November 29th, 2012 8:00 PM
UNT Jazz Singers in Concert!
Voertman Hall
Avenue C
Denton, TX
https://mpactickets.entausa.com/WebPages/EntaWebPerformance/PERFORMANCELIST.ASPX
Sunday, October 14th, 2012 7:00 PM
BRASUKA - my first gig with a new band!
Sweetwater Grill and Tavern
115 S. Elm St.
Denton, TX 76201
www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com
Price: Free!
Sunday, June 24th, 2012 1:00 PM
UNT Summer Vocal Jazz Workshop begins!
UNT College of Music
Denton, TX
http://jazz.unt.edu/vocaljazzworkshop
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 8:00 PM
Vertical Voices Live in Concert @ Musicfest Canada!
Ottawa
Canada
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave in Concert @ Oceanside Jazz Festival
Mira Costa College
Oceanside, CA
http://www.oceansidejazzfestival.com/
Friday, April 20th, 2012 1:00 PM
Clinician for Oceanside Jazz Festival
Mira Costa College
Oceanside, CA
http://www.oceansidejazzfestival.com/
Thursday, April 19th, 2012 9:00 AM
Guest Clinician/Adjudicator @ UNC Greeley Jazz Festival (with guest artists The Real Group)
Greeley, CO
http://arts.unco.edu/music/jazz_festival/default.html
Friday, April 6th, 2012 8:00 PM
UNT Jazz Singers Spring Concert with guest artists Vertical Voices!
Voertman Hall
Avenue C
Denton, TX
http://www.TheMPAC.com
Friday, March 16th, 2012 11:00 AM
Recording session w/ Don Shelton (my dad!) for his 1st solo CD project -- TOP SECRET VOCAL SESSION!
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 8:00 PM
Jazz Singers I & II w/ UNT Concert Choir under the direction of Alan McClung
Winspear Hall (Murchison Performing Arts Center)
Denton, TX
Monday, March 12th, 2012 8:00 AM
NCDA Vocal Jazz Festival
NE
Looking forward to working this 2-day vocal jazz extravaganza in Nebraska!
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 9:00 PM
Jazz Singers I, II, III & IV "Sneak Peak"
The Syndicate - UNT Campus
Denton, TX
http://jazz.unt.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/syndicate-sp-2012.pdf
Price: Free!
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 12:30 PM
UNT Jazz Singers in Concert!
Richland College
Dallas, TX
http://www.richlandcollege.edu/music/recitalseries.php
Friday, March 2nd, 2012 12:30 PM
Clinic: "Choices in Vocal Jazz Directing"
Southwest ACDA Conference @ Sheraton Hotel
Dallas, TX
http://swacda.org/
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 4:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes with the Mike Drake Trio
Times Ten Cellars
6324 Prospect Ave.
Dallas, TX 75214
214-824-9463
http://timestencellars.com/home_dallas.html
Looking forward to making music with the wonderful Mike Drake (drums) Trio, including Stefan Karlsson on piano and John Adams on bass -- what an amazing group of musicians! We'll be doing a variety of music from 4 - 7 p.m. in a very cool setting, so come join us!
Saturday, September 10th, 2011 9:00 AM
UNT Jazz Singers Fall Retreat
Lab East & Kenton Hall
Friday, August 26th, 2011 10:00 AM
UNT Jazz Singers Auditions
Thursday, August 25th, 2011 10:00 AM
UNT Jazz Singers Auditions
MU 346
Music Building - University of North Texas
Denton, TX
Sunday, July 10th, 2011 1:00 PM
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop - Week 2
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
http://www.jazzbooks.com/workshops/
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 1:00 PM
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop - Week 1
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
http://www.jazzbooks.com/workshops/
Friday, May 20th, 2011 8:00 PM
Vertical Voices Live in Concert!
The Jazz School
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 9:00 AM
Adjudicator/clinician at UNC Jazz Festival
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO
http://www.unco.edu/arts/music/jazz_festival/default.html
Looking forward to working with all the wonderful groups who always come to learn and share their music at this massive and wonderful festival (the largest of its kind in the country, I'm told!).
Sunday, April 17th, 2011 3:00 PM
"Jazz & Scat Seminar"
Vibe Performing Arts Studios
24460 1/4 Lyons Ave.
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
661-255-7464
http://www.vpasonline.com
Looking forward to delving into some "nuts & bolts" about jazz singing, including improvisation (scat singing)! Bring your ears, voice, and a desire to be adventurous and have FUN!!!
Friday, April 8th, 2011 8:00 AM
Adjudicator/clinician at Reno Jazz Festival
University of Nevada (Reno)
Reno, NV
http://www.unr.edu/rjf/
Delighted to be coming for the first time to adjudicate at this widely renowned and respected behemoth of festivals!
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 9:00 AM
Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival
Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, CA 91750
931-373-3366
http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2011/NGF/
So glad to be returning for the 3rd time to adjudicate at this outstanding festival!
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 7:00 PM
Sixth Wave live in Concert @ the Northwest Jazz Festival!
Northwest College
Powell, WY
http://area.northwestcollege.edu/area/music/jazzfest/index.htm
Saturday, March 19th, 2011 8:00 AM
Vertical Voices Live adjudicating
Santa Cruz Jazz Festival
Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.scjf.org/
Friday, March 18th, 2011 8:00 PM
Vertical Voices Live in Concert!
Santa Cruz Jazz Festival
Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.scjf.org/
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave live in Concert!
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
626-398-7917
http://www.coffeegallery.com/home.html
Price: $15.
Can't wait to sing with the "new" incarnation of Sixth Wave at this fun & funky little venue --- we usually sell it out, as there are only 49 seats available, so PLEASE call ahead and make a reservation! We don't want anyone to make the trip and get turned away!
Friday, March 11th, 2011 8:00 PM
Disney Jazz Celebration
Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL
http://disneyyouthgroups.disney.go.com/wdyp/programs/programOverview?page=JCProgramOverviewPage
Looking forward to my third time working this wonderful jazz festival, along with many outstanding co-clinicians.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 8:00 PM
Vertical Voices Live @ Ontario Vocal Jazz Festival
Glenforest Secondary School
Toronto, ON
Canada
http://www.ontariovocalfestival.com/vocaljazzfestival.htm
Can't wait to perform and adjudicate at this large and outstanding festival -- it's been MANY years since I've been there and it's always a great time!
Saturday, January 29th, 2011 8:00 AM
Jennifer Barnes (adjudicating) & Vertical Voices in concert!
Folsom High School Jazz Festival
1655 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
http://www.folsommusic.org/
I'm really looking forward to being a part of this festival for the first time, after knowing about the fantastic work of Curtis Gaesser and his students for many years!
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 8:00 PM
Peter Eldridge and Vertical Voices Live in Concert!
Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
818-769-0905
http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/
Price: $20. + $13 food/drink min.
We're totally stoked about sharing this evening with the awesome Peter Eldridge, who's promoting his new solo album, "Mad Heaven". This should be fun, funny, deep and crazy evening, as we ALSO have the fabulous Geoffrey Keezer coming up from San Diego to play with us! Can't WAIT! Please make a reservation if you intend to come, as this room is not huge, and it's bound to be filled up quickly!
Saturday, January 8th, 2011 3:30 PM
Vertical Voices Live!
Jazz Education Network (JEN) 2nd Annual Conference: Roosevelt H
New Orleans, LA
http://www.jazzednet.org
Super-stoked about performing with this still fairly newly-formed vocal quartet (with rhythm section) --- we'll be singing the music of Maria Schneider as the main focal point, as well as music by Greg Jasperse & Nando Lauria.
Friday, January 7th, 2011 4:30 PM
Clinic: "Choices for Vocal Jazz Ensembles"
Jazz Education Network (JEN) 2nd Annual Conference: Roosevelt H
New Orleans, LA
http://www.jazzednet.org
Really looking forward to presenting this new clinic I created to look at the important choices that vocal jazz directors make to set their ensembles on a path to greatness (or lack thereof!). Should be super fun, and hopefully helpful to someone!
Thursday, January 6th, 2011 12:00 PM
Vocal New Music Reading Session
Jazz Education Network (JEN) 2nd Annual Conference: Roosevelt H
New Orleans, LA
http://www.jazzednet.org
Can't wait to sing a bunch of great new music with a terrific nonet and a rhythm section under the direction of vocal jazz guru Paris Rutherford -- including one of my own charts ("Get Out Of Town", published by Sound Music Publications)!
Saturday, November 13th, 2010 11:00 AM
Beethoven's Wig in Concert
Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Ave.
Westwood Village, CA 90024
310-208-5454
http://www.beethovenswig.com/
Price: N/A
I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to be a "sub" on this concert for the lovely and fabulous Susan Boyd Joyce --- this music is a BLAST for kids and adults alike, but ESPECIALLY for the little ones! My daughter enjoys listening to all 4 of the CDs that we own!
Sunday, July 18th, 2010 3:00 PM
All-Star Jazz Camp
Collin County Community College
2200 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75070
I'll have fun returning for my 2nd year to teach and perform at this terrific jazz workshop for both vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages.
Sunday, July 11th, 2010 3:00 PM
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop - Week 2
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
http://www.jazzbooks.com/workshops/
Sunday, July 4th, 2010 3:00 PM
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop - Week 1
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
http://www.jazzbooks.com/workshops/
Sunday, June 27th, 2010 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave live in Concert!
Mt. Shasta Vocal Jazz/Show Choir Clinic Opening Concert
College of the Siskiyous, 800 College Ave.
Weed, CA 96094
(530) 938-5315
http://www.siskiyous.edu/camps/
Roger Emerson is at the helm of this terrific week-long summer workshop, and we've been honored to have been asked to perform the opening concert for the past three summers --- FINALLY we've been able to make it work, so we can't wait!
Sunday, June 20th, 2010 4:00 PM
Clinican for the UNT Vocal Jazz Workshop
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
http://www.jazz.unt.edu
Sunday, June 13th, 2010 5:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes Quartet: A Jazz Vespers Service
Northridge United Methodist Church
9650 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324
818-886-1555
http://www.northridgeumc.org/
Price: Free!
I'm very excited about this opportunity to make music with an outstanding trio comprised of:
John Storie, guitar
Kristin Korb, bass
Steve Barnes, drums

There will also be an extraordinary visual artist who makes music boxes and I've been asked to share a few of my thoughts about the parallels between my journeys as a musician and a person of faith in God -- should be lots of fun!
Friday, June 11th, 2010 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave live in Concert!
Pasadena City College
Harbeson Hall (see website link for directions)
Pasadena, CA
http://www.pasadena.edu/calendar/eventitem.cfm?ID=12397&DB=e&eMonth=06/01/10
Price: $5/3
We will be joining the Pasadena City College Vocal Jazz Ensemble (under the fabulous direction of fellow Sixth Waver Greg Jasperse) in concert for their final performance of the year, even performing together! Promises to be a wonderful evening of music!
Monday, May 31st, 2010 7:30 PM
"Vertical Voices Live!"
Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall @ Clovis North High School
2770 E. International
Fresno, CA 93730
559-327-5070
http://cnec.cusd.com/
Price: $12/10/8
I'm so excited for this! Greg Jasperse & I are joining forces with Kerry Marsh & Julia Dollison in a quartet to sing the fabulous music of Maria Schneider (as recorded on "Vertical Voices") and Pat Metheny... should be CRAZY and RIDICULOUS and FUN and HEAVY all at the same time!!! P.S. - Kerry is playing piano and my hubby Steve will be on percussion too!
Sunday, May 30th, 2010 5:00 PM
"Vertical Voices Live!"
JB's Lounge @ Red Lion Inn
1401 Arden Way (next to Sears @ Arden Fair Mall)
Sacramento, CA
916-922-8041
http://redlion.rdln.com/HotelLocator/HotelMap.aspx?metaID=41
Price: N/A
I'm so excited for this! Greg Jasperse & I are joining forces with Kerry Marsh & Julia Dollison in a quartet to sing the fabulous music of Maria Schneider (as recorded on "Vertical Voices") and Pat Metheny... should be CRAZY and RIDICULOUS and FUN and HEAVY all at the same time!!! P.S. - Kerry is playing piano and my hubby Steve will be on percussion too!
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 6:30 PM
Trinity Classical Academy Spring Concert
Trinity Classical Academy
28310 Kelly Johnson Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355
661-296-2601
http://www.trinityclassicalacademy.com
Price: Free!
I will direct the Trinity Vocal Jazz Elective class in their final performance of the year, along with other musical offerings by the fine students of TCA!
Friday, May 21st, 2010 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave appearing at the 1st Annual JEN Conference
St. Louis, MO
http://www.jazzednet.org
Friday, May 7th, 2010 6:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes Quartet at the Trinity Classical Academy Spring Gala
Trinity Classical Academy
Valencia, CA
http://www.trinityclassicalacademy.com
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave live in Concert!
Niles North High School
Lawler Ave.
Skokie, IL
We're thrilled to be the headline performers for the wonderful festival at Niles North High School (Dan Gregerman, director of choral activities).
Friday, April 23rd, 2010 8:00 AM
Sixth Wave vocal clinics
Niles North High School
Lawler Ave.
Skokie, IL
Saturday, April 17th, 2010 9:00 AM
Children & Youth Choir Festival
San Luis Obispo, CA
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 7:30 PM
Sixth Wave live in Concert!
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 794-2424
http://www.coffeegallery.com/home.html
Price: $15.
Friday, April 9th, 2010 8:00 AM
Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival
Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, CA 91750
931-373-3366
http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2009/NGF/
So glad to be returning for a 2nd year as an adjudicator/clinician for this outstanding festival -- can't wait to hear the phenomenal groups who will be invited this year!
Friday, March 26th, 2010 8:00 AM
Fullerton College Jazz Festival
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA
714-992-7716
http://fcfinearts.fullcoll.edu/jazzfest/
Friday, March 12th, 2010 9:00 AM
Mo Show
Washington High School
IA
Thursday, February 18th, 2010 8:00 AM
Guest clinician/adjudicator for the 2nd Annual Disney Jazz Celebration!
Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL
http://disneyyouthgroups.disney.go.com/wdyp/programs/programOverview?page=JCProgramOverviewPage
I'm thrilled and honored to be invited back as an adjudicator and clinician for this terrific festival in its 2nd year, along with some great friends as fellow clinicians, including Dr. Steve Zegree and Connaitre Miller.
Friday, February 12th, 2010 8:00 AM
Clinician at Jazz/Mad Festival
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave with Just 4 Kicks live in concert!
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
626-398-7917
http://www.coffeegallery.com/home.html
Price: $15.
If you're in the Los Angeles area, come check it out, 'cuz it promises to be a FUN gig! And be SURE to call for reservations, SERIOUSLY, because we sold out last time and probably will again -- you don't want to make the trek and get turned away at this intimate (read: 50 seats only!) venue.
Sunday, July 19th, 2009 3:00 PM
All-Star Jazz Camp
Collin County Community College
2200 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75070
I'm looking forward to teaching (and singing with a smokin' faculty big band!) at this terrific week-long summer jazz workshop under the direction of Kris Berg. For more information, he can be contacted at: kberg@CCCCD.EDU
Sunday, June 28th, 2009 8:00 PM
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
http://www.jazzbooks.com/workshops/
Again, I really missed being at this fantastic workshop last summer, but will be glad to be back this year for the first week only.
Sunday, June 21st, 2009 6:00 PM
UNT Vocal Jazz Workshop
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
http://www.jazz.unt.edu/?q=node/124
I missed doing this wonderful workshop last summer, so I am really looking forward to going back this year! A terrific opportunity for students of all ages to really focus on studying vocal jazz for a solid week -- check it out!
Friday, May 15th, 2009 8:00 PM
Herb Patnoe Memorial Vocal Jazz Festival
DeAnza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-830-0704
I am excited to give an afternoon clinic on "How To Succeed In The Music Business" for the ensembles who will be at this festival, then share a performance with the terrific Vocal Flight (directed by Michelle Hawkins) and the "8 O'Clock Daddios" Big Band. For more info, email: hawkinsmichelle@fhda.edu
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave Live In Concert!
Musicfest Canada
Toronto, ONT
Canada
Friday, April 24th, 2009 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave live in Concert!
Niles North High School
Lawler Ave.
Skokie, IL
We are excited to be headlining the evening concert at the Niles North HIgh School Vocal Jazz Festival, appearing with and following the outstanding vocal jazz groups from Niles North, directed by Daniel Gregerman. Always a great festival!
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 10:00 AM
UNC Jazz Festival
Greeley, CO
It's always a treat to hear the fantastic vocal groups who come from far and wide to perform at this festival -- I can't wait to work with the groups with my favorite co-clinician, Greg Jasperse!
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave Live In Concert!
UNC Jazz Festival
Greeley, CO
We're thrilled to be the vocal headlining group for this terrific festival --- can't wait for this!
Monday, April 20th, 2009 10:00 AM
Southern Nazarene University Vocal Jazz Festival
OK
Looking forward to working with groups and performing in a final shared concert with the vocal jazz ensemble (under the direction of Jim Graves).
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave Live In Concert!
America Sings! Festival
Washington, D.C.
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 10:00 AM
Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival
Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, CA 91750
931-373-3366
http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2009/NGF/
I'm delighted to be a vocal clinician/adjudicator for the first time at this festival --- can't wait!
Saturday, March 28th, 2009 8:30 AM
Vocal Jazz Clinician at Oceanside Jazz Festival
Mira Costa College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 3:00 PM
North Dakota All-State Jazz Choir
Bismarck, ND
I'm honored to have been invited to conduct this ensemble --- my first visit to North Dakota! (Why couldn't it be in JUNE or something?!)
Thursday, March 19th, 2009 10:00 AM
Choralfest Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Canada
Sixth Wave will perform and I will also adjudicate and give clinics at this outstanding festival.
Saturday, March 14th, 2009 9:00 AM
Washington High School Vocal Jazz Festival
IA
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 7:00 PM
Sixth Wave Sings at the AFTRA Singer's Spotlight meeting
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91750
Friday, February 27th, 2009 8:00 PM
Waukee High School Vocal Jazz Festival
IA
Thursday, February 19th, 2009 8:00 PM
Disney Jazz Celebration - Guest Clinician
Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL
http://disneyyouthgroups.disney.go.com/wdyp/programs/programOverview?page=JCProgramOverviewPage
I'm thrilled to be acting as a vocal clinician and guest performer with the amazing Arturo Sandoval at this terrific event! Looks like it will be an incredible few days at Disney World -- I can't wait to hear all the wonderful students!
Friday, February 13th, 2009 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave Live In Concert!
Northern Arizona University Jazz & Madrigal Festival
Flagstaff, AZ
Friday, February 6th, 2009 3:00 PM
Mt. San Antonio College Vocal Jazz Festival
Walnut, CA
Looking forward to this terrific festival with Bruce Rogers' outstanding program at Mt. Sac!
Saturday, November 8th, 2008 9:00 AM
Clinician & Adjudicator at Cuesta College Vocal Jazz Festival
Friday, November 7th, 2008 9:00 AM
Clinician & Adjudicator at Cuesta College Vocal Jazz Festival
Cuesta College Conference Center
1253 N. Vine St. (@ Fountain)
San Luis Obispo, CA 90028
805.546.3100 x2667
http://www.vocaljazzfestival.org/%28VJ%29.html
Friday, November 7th, 2008 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave Live In Concert @ the Cuesta College Vocal Jazz Festival!
Cuesta College Conference Center
San Luis Obispo, CA 323-856-00
805.546.3100 x2667
http://www.vocaljazzfestival.org/%28VJ%29.html
Monday, November 3rd, 2008 7:00 PM
Sixth Wave CD Release Party!
M Bar
1253 N. Vine St. (@ Fountain)
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-856-0036
http://www.mbarhollywood.com
Price: $10 cover, $10 food min.
We're thrilled and excited to share with you our new CD, "Happy Madness"! We'll be performing selections from the CD and there will be a discount for all of you who will be the first to own it RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS ONE, SO DON'T DELAY!!!

NOTE: Dinner seating is 7 p.m., we'll be performing at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave at Musicfest Canada!
Ottawa, ONT
Canada
Sunday, May 11th, 2008 4:30 PM
Sixth Wave & M-Pact Live In Concert!
The Jazz Bakery
3233 Helms Ave.
Culver City, CA
310-271-9039
http://www.jazzbakery.com/
We're PSYCHED about the chance to share a concert with our friends in M-Pact, and what a wonderful way to honor MOM --- bring her to hear some hot live music! Lots of new music from our soon-to-be-released CD, and M-Pact always has great things in store as well.
Friday, April 25th, 2008 8:00 PM
Artist-In-Residence
Niles North High School
Lawler Ave.
Skokie, IL
I'm really looking forward to spending a couple of days working with the outstanding students at Niles North High School (under the direction of Dan Gregerman), including a joint concert with their fantastic vocal jazz ensembles.
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 9:00 AM
Royal High School Vocal Jazz Festival
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Simi Valley, CA
I will be a co-clinician with Dr. Kate Reid for this terrific festival run by Bonnie Graeve and her Royal High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Sunday, April 6th, 2008 5:00 PM
Jazz Praise Concert w/ Jim Martinez and Friends
Placerita Baptist Church
22004 W. Placerita Cyn Rd.
Newhall, CA 91321
Price: Free!
Come join Jim Martinez (piano), Mark Converse (drums), Jennifer Barnes (vocals) and Todd Johnson (bass) for a great night of jazz flavored praise music!!
Saturday, April 5th, 2008 8:00 PM
Clinician at Fullerton College Jazz Festival
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA
714-992-7716
http://fcfinearts.fullcoll.edu/jazzfest/
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 1:00 PM
Clinician at Upland Christian High School
Upland, CA
I can't wait to spend time with the terrific vocal jazz ensemble at Upland Christian H.S. (Doug Porterfield, director)!
Sunday, January 27th, 2008 7:30 PM
Sixth Wave plus TIME Vocal Jazz Ensembles Live In Concert!
Arden Theatre
St. Albert, AB
Canada
This is going to be a wonderful concert featuring Sixth Wave along with 2 other outstanding community-based vocal jazz choirs (Form & 'Nuff Said).
Friday, January 25th, 2008 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave at TIME Choir Retreat
Nakamun Retreat Center
Busby, AB
Canada
We're so excited to have the opportunity to spend the weekend working with three outstanding vocal jazz choirs from Edmonton! We'll be sharing a weekend of singing, learning & sharing culminating in a shared concert on Sunday, 1/27 (see next entry).
Sunday, January 20th, 2008 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave Live In Concert!
Yreka, CA
We'll be heading up to the hometown of our lead soprano (Elin Carlson) to do a performance featuring both Sixth Wave as a group and Elin in particular of course!
Friday, January 11th, 2008 9:00 AM
Vocal New Music Reading Session
35th IAJE Annual Conference
Toronto
Canada
http://www.iaje.org
This conference is always a blast, and I'm looking forward to singing again in Paris Rutherford's demo vocal group to read all the new material for his outstanding and informative reading session.
Friday, January 4th, 2008 8:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes Quartet
Sheraton Universal Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91608
(866) 716-8130
This will be a wonderful evening of jazz in a location that is much easier than some to get to in L.A.! I'm really looking forward to making music with Mahesh Balasooriya (piano), Jennifer Leitham (bass), and Steve Barnes (drums). A good chance to act on your New Year's Resolution to get out to hear MORE LIVE MUSIC IN 2008!!!! :-)
Saturday, November 17th, 2007 1:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes Vocal Master Class
Lasell College
55 Fair Oaks Avenue
Newtonville, MA 02460
617-630-8272
http://www.lasellcollegemusic.com/index.htm
I've been invited by Harvey Finstein (head of this music program) to visit his school for the day to both teach and perform --- it will be an honor to do so!
Saturday, November 17th, 2007 8:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes w/ the Jeff Galindo Quartet
Lasell College
55 Fair Oaks Avenue
Newtonville, MA 02460
617-630-8272
http://www.lasellcollegemusic.com/index.htm
Thursday, November 15th, 2007 9:00 AM
Jennifer Barnes Artist-in-Residency
Boston Arts Academy
174 Ipswich St.
Boston, MA 02215
617-635-6470
http://www.boston-arts-academy.org/Pages/index
I'm looking forward to spending the day at this wonderful school, working with the gifted vocal students of Allyssa Jones.
Thursday, November 8th, 2007 6:00 PM
The Jennifer Barnes Quartet Live!
The Brasserie Lounge @ The Crowne Plaza Hotel
5985 Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-642-7500
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/LAXAP/dining
I'm looking forward to making some fantastic music at my first in-town, open to the public solo jazz gig as a leader in a couple of years! I'll have the privilege of playing with outstanding young pianist Mahesh Balasooriya, swinging bassist Eric Sittner and Steve Barnes on the drums. Please come join us between 6 - 10 p.m.!
Saturday, October 20th, 2007 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave Fundraising Concert for Santa Monica College Vocal Jazz!
Church of the Chimes
14115 Magnolia
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
http://churchofthechimes.org
Price: $15/$10 (student w/ i.d.)
This will be a benefit fundraiser to help the Santa Monica College Vocal Jazz Group raise their funds needed to perform at the International Association for Jazz Education Annual Conference (in Toronto) in Jan. '08. We're excited to be able to share the bill with them, with our very own outstanding Cindy Bourquin at the helm of this terrific group! Don't miss this opportunity to hear TWO great vocal groups in ONE place and time!
Sunday, October 14th, 2007 4:30 PM
Sixth Wave Live In Concert!
Vibe Performing Arts Studios
24460 1/4 Lyons Ave.
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
661-255-7464
http://www.vpasonline.com
Price: $10.00
We're looking forward to this opportunity to showcase some of our new repertoire prior to recording our new CD this fall! We're ESPECIALLY pleased that we'll be having the outstanding Valencia High School Jazz Choirs open for us at this intimate venue. Tickets will be available for purchase on October 1, with limited seating available, so please call or visit the VPAS website on October 1 to make sure you get your seat!
Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 7:00 PM
The Jennifer Barnes Quartet @ the Grace Baptist Church Choir Retreat
The Master's College
21726 Placerita Cyn. Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA
I'm SO looking forward to this! I'm also honored to have been asked by the fantastic Worship Pastor at our church to share some of my "non-church" music with the fine folks who sing in the outstanding choir on their annual retreat day. This one is not open to the public, sadly, as it will also feature collaborative musical efforts by: John Proulx, piano; Eric Sittner, bass: Steve Barnes, drums.
Saturday, September 15th, 2007 9:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes & the Steve Trytten Trio
Holly St. Bar & Grill
175 E. Holly Street (corner of Marengo)
Old Pasadena, CA 91103
626-440-1421
http://www.hollystreetbarandgrill.com
We had such a blast last time that they asked us back for September! Steve Trytten on piano (and lovely arrangements), Eric Sittner on bass and Paul Kreibich on drums. This is a GREAT listening venue for jazz and the menu is fantastic, so come join us!
Monday, September 10th, 2007 7:30 PM
Intro to Jazz & Blues Singing
Vibe Performing Arts Studios
24460 1/4 Lyons Ave.
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
661-255-7464
http://www.vpasonline.com
I will be teaching my fifth session of this delightful, intimate 8-week class for young adults through..... more mature adults! We cover the basics of vocal styles, mic technique, communication with a rhythm section, chart-writing, and improvisation, culminating in solo performances with a professional jazz pianist.
Sunday, July 8th, 2007 6:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes & the Steve Trytten Trio
Holly St. Bar & Grill
175 E. Holly Street (corner of Marengo)
Old Pasadena, CA 91103
626-440-1421
http://www.hollystreetbarandgrill.com
This should be a fun evening of music making, with Steve Trytten on piano, Paul Kreibich on drums and Putter Smith on bass. Come join us!
Sunday, July 1st, 2007 1:00 PM
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
http://www.jazzbooks.com/workshops/
Outstanding jazz workshop focused on improvising (scat singing for the singers) -- this will be my 7th summer teaching here, and I love it!
Sunday, June 24th, 2007 12:00 PM
UNT Vocal Jazz Workshop
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
http://www.jazz.unt.edu/?q=node/124
I'm excited to be returning next summer to this outstanding workshop with an equally fabulous faculty, including the founder, Paris Rutherford, along with Rosana Eckert and Michele Weir.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 1:00 PM
Tea and Music in the Garden with the Jennifer Barnes Quartet
LaVerne Heights Presbyterian Church
1040 Baseline Road
LaVerne, CA 91750
909-596-9403
Price: $18 adult/$15 child
I'm so looking forward to making music (some sacred, some secular) with fellow musicians Bill Cantos, Baba Elefante and Scott Ickes for the ladies of LaVerne Heights Presbyterian Church! We'll have a ball!
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 8:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes/John Proulx/Todd Johnson Trio
Galli's
6620 Carnelian
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(909) 941-1100
http://www.gallis.net/
Price: Free!
This will be a fun, casual hang with 2 great instrumentalists and myself -- good food, nice atmosphere and some swingin' tunes!
Thursday, April 26th, 2007 8:00 PM
Sixth Wave at Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival
The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta
Canada
We're thrilled and honored to have been invited to be the headlining performing group for this outstanding music festival in one of the most beautiful locations on planet earth! We'll be performing several concerts as well as doing workshops while in residence for 2 days.
Monday, April 2nd, 2007 8:00 AM
VOTE FOR JENNIFER IN THE BIG PHAT JAM CONTEST!!!!
http://www.bigphatjam.com
Please go to the Big Phat Jam website and listen to my track on "Too Close For Comfort", then VOTE for me this week (between April 2 - April 8)!

THANK YOU!!!!!
Thursday, March 29th, 2007 8:00 PM
The North Texas Jazz Festival at Addison
Hotel InterContinental
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
http://www.jazz.unt.edu/ntjazzfest/
This is a wonderful festival and I'm really looking forward to my 2nd time serving as clinician and adjudicator alongside my dear friend and colleague Greg Jasperse. Check out the website for details and lots more information.
Saturday, March 24th, 2007 9:00 AM
Guest Clinician at Fullerton Jazz Festival
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA
714-992-7716
http://fcfinearts.fullcoll.edu/jazzfest/
Thursday, March 8th, 2007 8:00 PM
Cathy Segal-Garcia & Jennifer Barnes withYoonseung Cho (piano)
The Russia Restaurant (Knickerbocker Hotel)
1714 N. Ivar Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-464-2216
Price: $10. (no minimum)
This will be a fun, casual gig where Cathy and I share the stage, singing standards and having a great time!
Sunday, February 4th, 2007 11:30 AM
Vocal Jazz Improvisation Workshop
Cathy Segal-Garcia's Home
Granada Hills, CA
818-368-8839
http://www.cathysegalgarcia.com
Price: $40
I'm thrilled to finally be doing one of these workshops at Cathy's place --- she does an AMAZING series of workshops in a nice, intimate, laid-back but power-packed kind of format in her home, and I will be sharing the best stuff I know about methods of improving your skills for vocal improvisation (both melodic AND "scatting"). To reserve your spot, call or e-mail Cathy directly in advance --- she'll reserve you and give you more details. See you there!
Sunday, December 10th, 2006 6:15 PM
The Jennifer Barnes Yuletide Singers Christmas Carol Program
13th Church of Christ, Scientist
1776 N. Vermont
Hollywood, CA 90027
323-660-0604
Price: Free!
This will be a lovely and fun program of both secular and religious holiday music, sung by a top-flight professional vocal octet singing both ensemble selections and solos. Performers will include: Elin Carlson, Karen Whipple-Schnuur, Cindy Bourquin, Greg Whipple, Gerald White, Eric Bradley, myself and John Proulx on keyboard and vocals. Outstanding woodwind player Kim Richmond will play an instrumental feature as well. Following the "concert" portion, there will be a sing-along of the most beloved Christmas songs and carols. Come join us and bring the family!
Saturday, November 11th, 2006 10:00 AM
Clinician & Guest Performing Artist at Lawrence University Jazz Celebration Weekend
Lawrence University Memorial Chapel
115 S. Drew
Appleton, WI 54911
920-832-6749
http://www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/jazz/jazz_weekend/
I'm looking forward to being a clinician and performer at this wonderful festival, appearing with the Lawrence University Jazz Singers (under the direction of Chris Salerno). I'll also sing with them on the Friday night concert, opening for legendary jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks!
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 7:30 PM
Sixth Wave & Vocal Six (from Sweden) live in concert!
Church of the Chimes
14115 Magnolia
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
http://churchofthechimes.org
Price: $10. (such a deal!)
This promises to be a great evening of music! We're sharing this concert with a wonderful, fun vocal group from Sweden called Vocal Six --- check out their website at http://www.vocalsix.com/ to hear what I mean (click on ENGLISH to translate!). Should be great fun, and the price is incredible -- come and bring 10 friends!
Sunday, October 8th, 2006 5:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes Trio - Jazz Vespers Service
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
1343 Ocean Park Blvd. (corner of 14th St.)
Santa Monica, CA 91321
310-452-1116
http://www.mtolivelutheranchurch.org/
Price: Free!
I'm thrilled to have been invited to perform for this wonderful jazz vespers service! I will have the pleasure of making music with the outstanding trio of:

Chris Dawson, piano
Kristin Korb, bass
Steve Barnes, drums

Please come join us for a lovely Sunday afternoon of jazz in the context of a beautiful vespers service!
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 8:00 PM
Jennifer Barnes/Todd Johnson Duo
Galli's
6620 Carnelian
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(909) 941-1100
http://www.gallis.net/
Price: Free!
This should be a very nice hang --- good food and Todd and I will have a lot of fun! I will play some piano and sing, and Todd will do his amazing display on the 6-string bass. Come on out!
Sunday, August 27th, 2006 4:00 PM
Sixth Wave Live In Concert!
The Jazz Bakery
3233 Helms Ave.
Culver City, CA
310-271-9039
http://www.jazzbakery.com/
Price: $20./10. (student)
This is our first full-length L.A. performance with our new "lineup" in the group -- 2 full sets of music (including several NEW pieces) and LOTS of good times! Come check it out!
Friday, July 28th, 2006 8:00 PM
Guest Vocalist with the Henry Mancini Institute Big Band (w/ Christian McBride)
Schoenberg Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
888-HMI-1903
http://www.manciniinstitute.org/2006FMF.pdf
Price: Free!
I am thrilled to have been asked to be the featured vocalist in Kenny Wheeler's "Sweet Time Suite" (an exquisite piece of music!) on this all big-band program. The other guest artist is world-renowned bassist Christian McBride, so the concert is sure to be HOT and SWINGIN', and it's in a terrific venue -- an intimate, 500-seat hall on the beautiful campus of UCLA. Don't miss this!