Oberlin Jazz Faculty and Students Participate in Launch of Ideastream's JazzNEO

March 1, 2024

Cathy Partlow Strauss ’84

Oberlin jazz faculty member Chris Coles and three Jazz Studies students—bassist Ahmed McLemore, pianist Wilson Woods, and drummer Max Simas—were featured performers for a capacity audience at Cleveland’s premier jazz venue, the Bop Stop, for Ideastream’s launch event.
jazz ensemble—sax, piano, bass, and drums—on stage

Tyreek McDole ’23 Wins Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

December 7, 2023

Cathy Partlow Strauss ’84

Recent Oberlin Conservatory graduate Tyreek McDole ’23 has won the 2023 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The award includes a $5,000 cash prize and a one-of-a-kind platform for embarking on a career in the music business.
Tyreek McDole accepting his first prize award on stage


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