Savannah Children’s Choir sings on Grammy-winning jazz album

Well how exciting is this?

The Savannah Children’s Choir recorded backup vocals to the song “Black Gold” by Esperanza Spalding, whose album Radio Music Society won this year’s Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Spalding is a former Artist-in-Residence with the Savannah Children’s Choir.

From the SCC’s website, for those unfamiliar with the young but amazingly accomplished organization:

The Savannah Children’s Choir is an auditioned, community choir with a mission of uniting Savannah’s children through the power of song.

The choir accomplishes its mission through four broad areas, which includes an annual Summer Camp (which also serves as the only audition into the choir), a fall-to-spring Rehearsal and Performance season, an annual Artist-in-Residence program and annual travel opportunities.

The Savannah Children’s Choir is one of the few community organizations where children from a broad range of conditions have a chance to positively interact and develop new understanding and friendships.

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The SCC is a 501-c-3 not for profit organization with a volunteer Board of Trustees and professional staff of directors.

Kevin Rose at Elevated Basement did some tracking for the album.

Here’s the official video, which includes a little didacticism about African history. Spalding, btw, is the bassist here.