Diehn Concert, Darmon Meader, with the John Toomey Trio
April 15, 2013 Darmon Meader, with the John Toomey Trio (in conjunction with a five day residency with Rich Perry, April 18 - 23)
Recognized in both the jazz vocal and instrumental worlds, Darmon Meader is a highly respected vocalist, arranger and saxophonist. He has achieved international recognition as the founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist, and vocalist with New York Voices and, as a member, has released numerous recordings on the GRP, RCA/Victor, Concord and MCGJazz labels. In the fall of 2007, New York Voices released their long-awaited MCGJazz release "A Day Like This," and in January of 2008, Meader released his much anticipated debut solo CD, And So Am I. His solo project is a collection of jazz standards and original works, which reflects his varied interests and skills as a singer, saxophonist, writer and arranger. Although the entire project is steeped in the jazz tradition, the CD includes a wide variety of styles, orchestration approaches and concepts.
With New York Voices, Meader has toured internationally, performing at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and Blue Note Jazz Clubs (New York and Japan). In addition he is increasingly busy as a soloist, sideman, studio musician and composer and is actively involved in music education, working as a clinician and guest artist at both the high school and university levels. He has been the guest conductor for All-State Jazz Ensembles in New York, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and New Jersey, and has made artist-in-residence appearances at numerous schools, including Northwestern University, University of Louisville, American River College, Humber College and University of Georgia. Darmon has also taught at numerous domestic and international music workshops including the Inzigkoven Vocal Jazz Workshop in Germany, various IAJE Teacher's Training Institutes, the Western Michigan University Vocal Jazz Camp and the Vocal Pop and Jazz Days workshop in the Netherlands.