JAZZ SPECTRUM vocal quartet +
This is an energetic, jazz influenced vocal quartet backed by 5 swinging musicians. From lush
ballads to hip renditions of big band music...from good-time 50's R & R and Doo Wop to
lightening fast vocalese lyrics, Jazz Spectrum lays down a dazzling performance of rich
harmonies and tight ensemble work.
They salute their predecessors with updated versions of hits made famous by the fabulous
vocal groups of the 40's like The Modernairs, King Sisters and Pied Pipers plus those 50's
groups like The Four Freshmen and Four Aces as well as The Manhattan Transfer. Lambert,
Hendricks and Ross of the late 50's is also a favorite.
All arrangements are written be Bob Zaun, leader, including his vocalese lyrics in the style of
Jon Hendricks, the poet laureate of jazz!
Bob Zaun elected to Taft High School's Hall Of Fame......On September 18, 2016, Bob was inducted into
William Howard Taft High School's Hall of Fame ('58). This is the "second class" of this newly formed
distinction. Voting was open to all alumni and retired teachers. He joins such notable Taft alumni as Jim
Jacobs ('60), creator of the musical "Greese," Jim Grabowski, (62) U of I College Hall of Fame running back
and stand out player for the Packers and the Bears, Lynn (Martin) Morley ('57), Secretary of Labor under
George H. Bush, Larry Marsh ('59), Admiral, USN, Donna Mills (Donna Miller '58), famous actress.
Bob was elected because he captained Taft's undefeated golf team to two Chicago Chicago City
championships in 1956 & 1957. Also sited were his accomplishments in real estete, mortage banking and
music education, including his founding of Jazz Spectrum.
Dennis Sullivan joins Jazz Spectrum....a supurb trumpet player and educator. He teaches privately at
Mundelein, Libertyville and Barrington High Schools. He is in great demand having over 75 students!
Dennis brings a second horn into the instrumental mix. Dennis and Bob became friends in 1982 when he was
Stacy's band director at Mundelein High School. Over the years they have often performed together. Dennis
along with Larry Boisen provide a whole new dimention to the instrumental harmonies behind the vocal
harmonies plus outstanding instrumental solo.
Larry Boisen retires....after performing with Jazz Spectrum for 13 years, Larry has decided to retire, or, at least
curtail his playing. He recently moved to the Del Webb community in Huntly, IL. Larry is a supurb musician,
teacher, playwrite, poet and prolific composer. We will really miss him. He will continue to work with Bob on
special projects and perform with Jazz Spectrum but on a limited basis.
Dave Kublank joins Jazz Spectrum...Larry's retirement offered an opportunity for Dave to join our group. He
earned a Bachelors degree from Northern Illiois University in musical performance and plays all the saxes and
flute. Over the years Dave has substituted and along with Larry and Dennis is a perpetual performer at Bob's
Jazzmas annual event. We welcome him to the JS family.
VIEW OUR VIDEOS
A SEVEN MINUTE SAMPLE
THREE CLIPS FROM A CONCERT APRIL 30, 2016 AT THE RACINE THEATRE GUILD
Fiesta In Blue -
Four - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Taf2ptFSu5dzNQS2h6bmxqVnM/view?usp=sharing
Going To Chicago - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Taf2ptFSu5R0VZZlN2NHA2Nzg/view?
A FULL 1 HOUR 50 MINUTE CONCERT AT GRAND DOMINIAN, OCTOBER 2, 2015