Greg Jasperse

Jazz Voice, Gold Company


Greg Jasperse

Following eight exciting years in Los Angeles, Greg has returned to Kalamazoo as the new Director of Vocal Jazz at Western Michigan University.  A world-renowned composer and arranger, he is sought after internationally as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor.   His conducting credits include all-state jazz choirs in New York, California, Oklahoma, Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, New Hampshire, Illinois, Iowa as well as the British Columbia Honors Jazz Choir.

His voice can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including “Epic”, “Oz, The Great and Powerful”, “The Campaign”, “Star Trek” and “Star Trek 2”, “National Treasure 2”, “SALT”, “The Last Airbender”,  “Real Steel” as well as the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Monarchy of Roses” and “The 2nd Law”, the new release from the hit  band Muse.  Most recently he had the pleasure of singing at the 85th Annual Oscars with Adele on her song “Skyfall.”  He also recently arranged, produced and music-directed “A Gallagher Family Christmas” for William H. Macy and the cast of Showtime Network’s “Shameless.”

He spends his summers teaching at a variety of music camps including the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, the University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Camp as well as Showchoir Camps of America.

Greg is a member of Vertical Voices and is excited about the recent release of their debut CD “Fourward.”  He is also the music director for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s “Voasis”, a brand-new acappella group.    He has performed with Lillias White, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Bobby McFerrin, Kirk Whalum, Jennifer Holiday, Jon Secada and Gloria Estefan among others.

Greg has released two solo piano cds. Tournesol is a collection of contemporary jazz originals and Crossings is a collection of improvised hymn meditations.

He is a graduate of University of Miami and Western Michigan University.


TIMELINE from Vertical Voices’ Forward CD

DANDAYA from Greg’s Tournesol CD