"In a perfect pop world, or one even remotely like it, the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet would never suffer the indignities referenced on its new album, "Hustlin' for a Gig." Clubs would clamor to book groups half as talented without hesitation and the airwaves would resonate with rich, ingeniously arranged harmonies."- Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet will soon release a new CD with Alto Sax Legend Richie Cole. Stay tuned!

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet in Nantes, France

UVJQ with the Cote Ouest Big Band in Nantes, France (Nov. 2012)


Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet and Richie Cole

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet has joined forces on stage and in the studio with legendary alto saxophonist Richie Cole. Richie and UVJQ share a passion for jazz harmonies and a love of songwriting, and they have put their distinctive signatures on their collective works. Their new CD, "Vocal Madness", will be released in the Fall of 2014! Watch this site for announcements. Below are video premiers of the new album!



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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet and Richie Cole "Joined by "keeper of the be-bop flame" Richie Cole, the night belonged to music, genius and romance." - Sam Harrison, Zimbio.com.

UVJQ were among the headline performers on the 2014 DeMiero Jazz Fest in Edmonds, WA. Proud to be part of this long-running festival dedicated to vocal jazz education!

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet at DeMiero Jazz Festival

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet recently performed at the United States Capitol with the U.S. Army Blues, the Army's premier big band jazz ensemble.

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet and the Army Blues

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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet hits #18 on the BillBoard Top 25 Jazz Chart in 2012!

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