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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

AmpliVox Celebrates the Swinging Sounds of Jazz Greats

During April Jazz Appreciation Month, AmpliVox Sound Systems has been swinging to the great sounds of many of the great jazz performers, in every category – female and male vocalists, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, drummers, piano, guitar, bass, and saxophone.

See clips of some great musicians in each of these categories, plus AmpliVox’s list of many great performers.

"We’re a company that’s all about sounding great and looking great," said AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

"I fell in love with music at age six when my parents started me on the piano.

Young Don Roth at the piano

And I’ve been a lover of jazz all my life."

Today, many AmpliVox employees are musicians – an appropriate talent when you’re building PA systems that amplify crystal clear voice or music to audiences as large as 10,000.

From designing and matching up the acoustically ideal electronic components – microphones, amplifiers, speakers and circuitry, to rigorously testing in the company’s on-site anechoic chamber, to precision manufacturing and testing before every unit goes out the door of its Northbrook, IL, factory, AmpliVox is passionate about getting exactly right the elements of great sound.

The proof is in the performance. Just ask performers like New York singer Carla Bordonada. Watch her in this video clip give a testimonial to the sweet sound of the AmpliVox SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner by singing "At Last," made popular by rhythm and blues singer Etta James.

The SW915 has since been upgraded to the SW925-96 (link to SW925-96) featuring 96-channel wireless sound, for interference-free wireless communication.

Upgraded 96 Channel Wireless Capability

"We can’t all sound like the jazz greats," said Roth, "but we can impress our audiences by sounding and looking our best.

Great sound, portability, dependability, and American-made quality is what AmpliVox is all about.

Just ask our many satisfied customers, including educators, musicians, businessmen, emergency service providers, and more."

You may also enjoy this list of our favorite jazz performers in every category:

Female vocalists:
Helen O’Connell. Meg Whiteman Billie Holliday Ella Fitzgerald. Etta James. Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Mahalia Jackson, Rosemary Clooney, Jackeline Baker, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Dianne Reeves, Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Astrud Gilberto, June Christy, Aretha Franklin, Julie London, Annie Ross, Helen Humes.

Male vocalists:
Don Cherry, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, Tonny Bennet, Chet Baker, Johnny Hartman, Harry Connick, Jr., Al Jarreau, Billy Eckstine, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Dean Martin, Oscar Brown, Bobby Darin, Lou Rawls, Jack Jones, Johnny Mathis, Steve Tyrell, Perry Como.

Woody Herman Artie Shaw Benny Goodman , Sidney Bechet, Johnny Dodds, Ken Peplowski, Pete Fountain, Lester Young, Jimmy Dorsey, Art Pepper.

Harry James. Miles Davis. Jimmy Dorsey Louis Armstrong Branford Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, Roy Eldridge, Don Cherry, Herb Albert,

Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Jack Teagarden, Carl Fontana, Bill Harris, Lawrence Brown, Vic Dickens.

Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Louis Belson, Moe Purtill, Ray McKinley, Joe Morello, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Ed Shaughnessy, Elvin Jones, Jo Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Steve Gadd, Jimmy Cobb, Chick Web, Chick Corea, Bernard Purdie, Shelly Manne, Steve Smith, Art Taylor, Sony Payne, Ginger Baker.

Duke Ellington. Count Basie, Sammy Kaye. Danny Kaye Lionel Hampton, Michael Weinstein. Josh Grogan Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr, John Tesch, Herbie Hancock, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Dave Bruebeck, Fats Waller, Earl Hines, Jelly Roll Morton, Teddy Wilson, Tommy Flannigan, Sun Ra, Sonny Clark, Vince Guaraldi, Ramsey Louis.

Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Charlie Byrd, Pat Metheny, George Benson, John McLaughlin, Herb Ellis, Freddie Green, Al Di Meola, Ed Bickert, Eddie Lang, George Barnes, Ted Green, Billy Bauer, Howard Roberts.

Charles Mingus, Stanley Clark, Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Christian McBride, Jack Bruce, Oscar Pettiford, Bob Cranshaw, Larry Grenadier

Bud Freeman, Paul Desmond, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt, Sidney Bechet.