Vocalist, pianist, and vocal arranger Jeremy Scott Ragsdale is an instructor at Berklee College of Music where he teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced vocal jazz improvisation techniques. Called the “freshest jazz singer I’ve heard in years” by Michael Brecker, Jeremy has studied, performed, and/or recorded with such notable artists as George Benson, Patti Austin, Esperanza Spalding, Lalah Hathaway, Hiromi, and Susan Tedeschi. In addition to Beantown, he is also a member of the vocal jazz group “Syncopation”, having toured internationally with the band numerous times.
From 2006-2011, Jeremy served as the vocal jazz director at Towson University, where he directed both the vocal jazz ensemble and the pop music ensemble. He has been a coach for college and professional-level acappella groups across the country, and appears frequently as a choral clinician and arranger for high school vocal ensembles. He is an alumnus of New England Conservatory and graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he received the Berklee voice program’s two highest merit-based scholarship awards.