ETSU jazz-pop fusion ensemble to present ‘Shades of Grey’ concert


JOHNSON CITY (March 26, 2014) – Greyscale, East Tennessee State University’s new jazz-pop fusion vocal ensemble, will present its major concert of the spring, “Shades of Grey,” on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, in the D.P. Culp University Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium. They will be joined by Spectrum.

Greyscale is one of the premier vocal ensembles at East Tennessee State University. The group explores a fusion of musical styles that includes pop, jazz, classical and contemporary.  The name “Greyscale” was selected by the original group members to represent the lack of categorization in any one black or white style.  Students are chosen for Greyscale through an audition process that is based both on their ensemble and solo performance skills.  Each singer is a skilled vocalist capable of taking the lead and also carefully blending in a choral ensemble.  

“Shades of Grey” will include original pieces by members of the group, as well as covers of works by Coldplay, A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera, One Republic, Beyoncé, Michael Bublé, Journey, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Queen, and Sly and the Family Stone. The BucsWorth Men’s Choir and the ETSU Women’s Choir will make guest appearances on the program, and Greyscale will be accompanied by Spectrum, a group of ETSU instrumentalists.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with valid ID and children under 12, and may be purchased in advance at or at the door.

For more information, call the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4276.  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.

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