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, 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 ('57), Admiral, USN, Donna Mills (Donna Miller '58), famous actress. Bob was
elected, apparently because he captained Taft's golf team to two Chicago Chicago City championships. They went undefeated
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, 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 pften performed together. Dennis along with Larry Boisen provide a whole new dimention to the
instrumental harmonies behind the vocal harmonies.
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