Vocal Jazz Ensemble “Celebration”


The Bellevue College Vocal Jazz Ensemble “Celebration” was formed in 1972. This award-winning internationally acclaimed ensemble performed at five IAJE national conferences in recent years and has also performed several times at American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

In January 2014, Celebration was honored to perform at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, Texas and the ACDA NORTHWEST Conference in Seattle, WA.

Celebration has shared the stage with many accomplished musicians including The New York VoicesTony Bennett,  Kathy KosinsJohn PizzarelliKurt Elling, the Yellowjackets,  Nancy KingM-PACTThe CoatsGroove for Thought, Greta Matassa, and more.

The ensemble tours yearly on a local regional and national level.  Bellevue College is proud to be a part of the rich tradition of vocal jazz in the Pacific Northwest.

Come Back to Me from the 2017 ACDA National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Blues for Elise (Kraintz) from the 2007 ACDA National Conference in Miami, Florida.

For Bookings, auditions or CDs contact:

Thomas Almli
Music Department Chair, Vocal Jazz & Concert Choirs Director
Phone: 425-564-2089
Audition Packet

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Last Updated July 24, 2018