Mark your calendars for October 10-12, 2014 and start making your travel plans to Raleigh, NC. For its 12th year, SoJam 2014 will return to the Duke Energy Center and the campus of North Carolina State University.
The SoJam team would like to introduce you to this year’s Executive Co-Producers: Kevin Badanes and Tye Tavaras.
Dr. Kevin Badanes has been singing with and leading small vocal ensembles throughout a 25 year career as performer, university educator, and arranger. He is the founder and director of Avante Vocal Jazz, a professional vocal jazz septet based in Raleigh/Durham NC. Badanes is also the owner of Standing Ovation Arts, a classical/acappella artists management agency.
Tye Tavaras has been involved in a capella since she joined Aural Pleasure in 2005. After a stint living in Egypt, she returned to Atlanta where she now works as a Study Abroad Advisor and sings with Catatonic, an Atlanta-based vocal band. When not working or singing, she moonlights in journalism, focusing on politics, human rights, and international law, specializing in the Middle East and North Africa.