• Cal Jazz Choir presents our annual spring show: Blues in the Night! It all happens Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at Maude Fife (Room 315 in Wheeler).
    The Afterglow from UC Davis will be opening! This all male group puts the "xy" in sexy.
    Come hear us sing jazz standards like "It Don't Mean a Thing", "Lady is a Tramp", and "Blue Skies." We'll also be debuting new repertoire like "Cooler than Me", "Round Midnight", "Misty", "Blues in the Night", and more!
    You'll be sure to hear plenty of scat singing among the sultry jazz chords. Grab a friend and hurry on down!
    Make sure to take advantage of the presale discount! Use the following link:
    UCB Students: $3 presale
    General: $6 presale
    At the door: additional $2
  • Can you sing? Want to learn to scat? All voice parts are welcome to audition for CJC for the 2014-2015 school year. First-round auditions begin April 14th and end April 30th. Please sign up for a first-round audition slot at! Pass this on to your singer friends!
    Pick a short solo (~1 minute) and come sing with us! During the first-round of auditions we will also be testing your range and musicianship (rhythm, tonal memory, intervals, sight-reading). So make sure to brush up on your musicianship as well as preparing your solo.
    Callbacks will be held on Sunday, May 4, but other dates can also be arranged if necessary. If you have any questions about the audition process or are unable to make any of the audition dates, please send an e-mail to Auditions Coordinator Tom Griffin at
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  • Cal Jazz Choir now has a Youtube Page! Videos from our Spring 2013 Show are now up!

  • The Cal Jazz Choir is a 9 to 12-member ensemble dedicated to exploring the colorings of vocal jazz. Under the direction of William Garcia Ganz, CJC draws its repertoire from the traditional standards of jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Cole Porter, and Joe Garland, as well as from popular jazz groups like The Real Group, Take 6, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer. Performances sometimes feature the talents of local jazz combos but are generally a cappella and will almost certainly include plentiful scat solos!

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    The Cal Jazz Choir is one of many groups sponsored by UC Choral Ensembles (UCCE). CJC has annual fall and spring shows, and frequently performs at departmental parties, Chancellor receptions, and Alumni functions.

    CJC is available for hire for private parties, and any other events at which quality jazz entertainment is requested! And we are always looking for jazz musicians with whom to perform. If you would like to hire or perform with the CJC, please contact our business manager at, or Director Bill Ganz at or at (510) 642-2215.

    Make a gift to UC Choral Ensembles by going to UC Berkeley's Give to Cal webpage. To donate to CJC, please specify "Cal Jazz Choir" with your gift. And thank you for your support!

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