The Vocal Jazz originated as an idea two members of the Chorus who wanted to explore the Vocal Jazz tradition. After a wonderfully successful trial in the Summer of 2016, their first official season started in the fall of 2016, with their first concert being December of 2016, performing to a near sold-out show!

Since then, the Vocal Jazz has continued to grow, adding a Ladies Vocal Jazz due to the high interest, as well as a smaller group doing more difficult repertoire. The Vocal Jazz has since settled into a 16-member format, selected by audition, and have performed with local schools, events such as the Harvest of Hope, with the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus, and the AHSFA Vocal Ensemble.

Their concerts regularly include solo acts from within the group, as well as being occasionally accompanied by a guest Jazz combo. They are excited for what the future will bring!