Uptown Vocal

Uptown Vocal is the premier jazz and pop a cappella group of Columbia University in the city of New York. As we enter our third decade of bringing jazz/pop to the CU community, our repertoire includes major pop hits like Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and Adele's "Skyfall", as well as timeless jazz standards such as "Take Five" and "Come Fly With Me".

We perform at numerous functions both on and off campus throughout the year and regularly grace other college campuses with our musical talent and unusual attractiveness.

To listen to all of our songs or buy our albums, visit our bandcamp:

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Uptown Vocal has been around for 20 years, and we have way too many alumni to list on this page alone! Click here to go to our Alumni portal and learn more about the history of Uptown Vocal!



Would you like to be a part of Uptown Vocal?

Well we are currently holding auditions for the Spring Semester 2014, auditioning both male and female voice parts! If you're interested in joining UV all you have to do is prepare a short solo that shows off your vocal talents. The auditions are being held in HAMILTON HALL on these dates:

  • Wednesday, Jan 29th from 8-11pm
  • Thursday, Jan 30th from 8-11pm

Get there early to make sure you get a good audition time slot! Once you have auditioned, we will post all of those who are being called back on this page, so check back again once auditions are over.


With our blend of classic jazz favorites, contemporary hits, and a bit of comedy thrown in on the side, Uptown Vocal is a perfect fit for your engagement! UV has performed to acclaim at hundreds of events, from weddings and private parties, to charity events and company banquets. We've opened in concerts for big stars like Ben Folds and performed on cruise ships and even at the White House! Whatever the size or scale, Uptown Vocal can make your event unforgettable.

For booking information or any other questions and requests, please contact us at uptownvocal@columbia.edu.