Bluesettes at Disneyland

The Bluesettes (alumni Katrina Kochevar, Miko Shudo, Rachel St. Marseille) performed first Disneyland gig at the Fantasy Fair Stage in early July.

They also performed recently at an  Irvine Concert In The Park, with the Swing Cats Big Band on the Queen Mary and at the the Nixon Library.

Nick Mancini Quartet at Jazz at LACMA

Nick Mancini’s quartet performed at Jazz at LACMA sponsored by the Los Angeles Jazz Society. Jazz at LACMA features leading Southern California artists. Celebrating over twenty years at LACMA, the program continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable offerings. Over 42,000 visitors attend the program annually from April through November.

(photo by Los Angeles Jazz Society)


Pacific Standard Time has been selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City. This is their second consecutive invitation to the ACDA National Conference.

Dan Kaneyuki Signs with RS Berkeley

Alumnus Dan Kaneyuki has been signed as a RS Berkeley Artist. S Berkeley has an extensive philanthropic history. They have partnered with Jazz at Lincoln Center Education Department; VH1 Save The Music; Horns to Havana; Jazz House Kids; Litchfield Performing Arts; The Artists Collective; Tucson Jazz Institute (TJI) Community Music School; New York Jazz Academy; New Jersey Youth Jazz Orchestra; and the Show Choir National Championship Series.

Ren Geisick in

Alumna Ren Geisick was featured on She will be singing a tribute to Nina Simone and as part of Free Jazz Wednesdays  in San Jose.

In the article, she credit Christine Guter with much of her success. “She taught me so much about technique and about the voice, being emotional in delivery but not crying or anything.  I would sometimes get overly emotional, and she would say “You can’t do that, because what you’re doing is becoming a vessel for the music. You’re giving [the audience] the opportunity to feel the emotions. If you get emotional to the point that you can’t deliver that performance, then you’re taking away from them their ability to be in the moment and to feel whatever you’re trying to get them to feel.” She was just really an amazing teacher.”