2004 Los Angeles Regional Winners:
Back in the early 90s, Alpha brought imagination, determination, and integrity to their artistry when the model for groups of their kind was a safe commercial blend. Their superiority in every aspect of vocal arranging and performing began to get them known in Puerto Rico and Latin America. Their performances in major sporting events, as background vocalist with award winning vocalist and bands, and several appearances on entertainment TV programs has earned them their place as one of the most enduring and best-loved vocal groups in Puerto Rico. Truly inspired by groups like Boyzz to Men, Glad, and Take 6, Alpha fashioned their own a cappella style: ća Latin Jazz Gospel vocal band where ALL the instruments are sung instead of played . Get ready to have the most fun you can legally have while listening a cappella. Que sabor!
2004 Los Angeles Regional: Second Place
A high-energy group of talented young singers and musicians which came together in defiance of the on-again / off-again vocal jazz program at California State University, Northridge. The music they sing is a tribute to the swing bands of the Count Basue era done a cappella and with a modern twist. Most of their of their repertoire are original arrangements.
2004 Los Angeles Regional: Third Place
Blended harmonies filling the hall with symmetry of sound, that's Vocal Ease, University of Arizona's premier, female, a cappella vocal ensemble. From being featured artists at the Tucson Jazz Society's Primavera concert in Spring 2001 to providing music while customers enjoy a cup of java, this versatile performing group is in their third season of performing.