Recently Recorded Arrangements
For SSA and Jazz Combo
Here are a few of Keri's arrangements for 3-part women's vocal ensemble which were recently recorded by the Parisian Trio Sweet System on their 2017 release Sweet Ella .
For a list of other available arrangements for voice and/or jazz ensemble stay tuned to this site and in the meantime...
Keri gets an idea, grabs a piece of blank paper, and plunks down to write no matter where she is. Nothing left to chance, no detail forgotten, everything is on the page.
Sweet System, vocal trio
exploration, preparation, inspiration
Keri's ear for harmony was confirmed at the ripe age of 8 when her instructors noticed her naturally and unconsciously adding a counter-melody to some classic Christmas carols.
Decades of piano studies, band and orchestra (flute, sousaphone) and vocal ensembles big and small were an excellent training ground for her concept of arranging for ensembles.
But it was upon discovering the complex harmonies and rhythms of jazz at university that this harmony-geek finally met and conquered a challenge worthy of her instinctual musicianship.
2 music degrees plus a half-a-dozen years spent developing and implementing an ear training curriculum for the singers at the American School of Modern Music — Berklee's then Paris affiliate — helped narrow the gap between the ideas she'd always heard in her mind's ear and the speed with which she could get them onto the page.
Most of the examples on this page have gone from sketch to fully fleshed out score and parts within a matter of days, and Keri is eager to put her skills and enthusiasm to work creating exciting and innovative arrangements for you and your ensembles!
Featuring Ella Fitzgerald's original scat solos - transcribed and harmonized for 3 voices!