"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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March 6-8

DeMiero Jazz Festival
Edmonds, WA

We are honored and delighted to perform as Guest Artists on the 2014 DeMiero Jazz Festival in Edmonds, Washington. This long-running historic festival and its Founder, Frank DeMiero, are dedicated to educating young people and jazz ensembles and singers of all levels of experience in the unique and exciting art of vocal jazz in all its forms. Past guest artists have included a Who's Who of jazz vocalists and groups, and we are thrilled to be joining Frank and his jazz community friends and fellow Jazz Fest Guest Artists this year!

June 19

AAM Conference
National Press Club
(Private Event)

UVJQ performs for the annual conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

July 17

Lake Anne concert series
Reston, VA
7:00 PM

UVJQ performs on Lake Anne's popular summer concert series sponsored by MSE Productions and the Reston Community Center.

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet in Nantes, France

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

The Latest News...

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet has joined forces on stage and in the studio with legendary alto saxophonist Richie Cole. Sold-out shows at Washington, DC's famed Blues Alley jazz club launched a new act that can only be described as one-of-a-kind "vocal madness!" 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 later in 2014! Watch this site for announcements. Below is a video premier of the new album!

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet and Richie Cole

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet and Richie Cole. (UVJQ photo copyright Michael G. Stewart)

"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 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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