Darmon Meader

  • Recognized in both the jazz vocal and instrumental worlds, Darmon Meader is a highly respected vocalist, arranger and saxophonist. Darmon has achieved international recognition as the founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist, and vocalist with New York Voices. As a member of New York Voices, he has released numerous recordings on the GRP, RCA/Victor, Concord and MCGJazz labels. In the fall of 2007, New York Voices released their long-awaited MCGJazz release A Day Like This, and in January of 2008, Darmon released his much anticipated debut solo CD, And So Am I. Darmon’s solo project is a collection of jazz standards and original works, which reflects his varied interests and skills as a singer, saxophonist, writer and arranger. Although the entire project is steeped in the jazz tradition, the CD includes a wide variety of styles, orchestration approaches and concepts. Darmon’s two most recent projects with NYV are New York Voices, Live with the WDR Big Band (2013, Palmetto Records), and Let It Snow (2013 Five Cent Records). In addition to Darmon’s vocal and saxophone performances, both recordings feature his exemplary vocal arrangements, and the Christmas project also features Darmon’s extensive orchestration skills.

    With New York Voices, Darmon has collaborated with a variety of artists including Ray Brown, Bernadette Peters, George Benson, Maureen McGovern, Don Sebesky, Nancy Wilson, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Hall, Paquito D’Rivera and the Count Basie Orchestra. He has toured internationally, performing at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and Blue Note Jazz Clubs (New York and Japan). In addition to Darmon’s New York Voices touring and recording commitments, he is increasingly busy as a soloist, sideman, studio musician and composer. In addition, Darmon is actively involved in music education, working as a clinician and guest artist at both the high school and university levels. Darmon is currently an adjunct faculty member of Indiana University, in the Jazz Vocal department. He has been the guest conductor for numerous All-State Jazz Ensembles including New York, California, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois and New Jersey, and has made artist-in-residence appearances at numerous schools, including Northwestern University, University of Louisville, American River College, Humber College and University of Georgia. Darmon has also taught at numerous domestic and international music workshops including the Inzigkoven Vocal Jazz Workshop in Germany, various IAJE Teacher’s Training Institutes, the Western Michigan University Vocal Jazz Camp and the Vocal Pop and Jazz Days workshop in the Netherlands. Many of Darmon’s choral, vocal jazz, and instrumental arrangements are available through the following publishers: Carl Fischer Music, Shawnee Press, Alfred Music, Belwin Mills and UNC JazzPress.


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    SATB
    CM8968 America, The Beautiful(arr.) CM8968 SATB
    CM8795 Coventry Carol(arr.) CM8795 SATB
    CM8717 The First Noel(arr.) CM8717 SATB
    CM8948 Good Christian Men, Rejoice(arr.) CM8948 SATB
    CM9371 In the Bleak Midwinter(arr.) CM9371 5:32 SATB
    CM9092 Love Psalm CM9092 SATB
    CM9191 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel(arr.) CM9191 SATB
    CM8805 Shenandoah(arr.) CM8805 SATB
    CM9304 Silent Night(arr.) CM9304 2:07 SATB
    CM9014 Simple Gifts(arr.) CM9014 SATB
    CM9410 The Skye Boat Song
    Traditional Scottish Folk Song
    CM9410 4:13 SATB
    CM8633 Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem)(arr.) CM8633 SATB
    CM9233 S’Vivon
    (The Dreidl)(arr.)
    CM9233 1:55 SATB
    CM9143 The Tortoise and The Hare CM9143 SATB
    CM9270 The Water is Wide
    Traditional Folk Song: O Waly, Waly(arr.)
    CM9270 SATB
    CM8863 We Three Kings CM8863 SATB
    CM9461 What Child is This?(arr.) CM9461 :4:25 SATB with Piano
    Mixed
    CM8866 Danny Boy(arr.) CM8866 Mixed Chorus
    CM8908 Swingle Song CM8908 Mixed Chorus
    CM8971 That Ever I Saw CM8971 Mixed Chorus
    Men’s
    CM8932 Deep River(arr.) CM8932 Men’s Chorus
    SSAA
    CM8927 The Water Is Wide(arr.) CM8927 SSAA