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Jocelyn Medina

  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina is an artist and educator specializing in jazz and contemporary music. A graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music, her musical identity has also been shaped by travel spent studying the local traditions in Ghana, India, Spain and Brazil. As a bandleader, she has toured at venues and festivals throughout the US, Europe, Asia and South America and has produced 3 full-length CDs of her own compositions. Originally from upstate NY, Jocelyn lived in New York City from 2005-2020, where she established herself in the local jazz scene and founded her Sunday Vocal Jazz Concert and Jam series. In 2013, Jocelyn began studying with master vocal educator Jeanie LoVetri and completed certification courses in the LoVetri Method of Somatic Voicework™. In 2021 Jocelyn relocated to Colorado, where she has been collaborating with musicians in the greater Denver/Boulder area while continuing to maintain her presence in the NYC jazz community through her weekly Sunday series, now online. As an educator, she has taught courses, workshops and master-classes in voice, pedagogy, vocal jazz, improvisation and music theory at institutions throughout the US, Spain, Germany, Brazil and India. Currently she is on the faculty of CU Denver, MSU Denver, Bloomingdale School of Music, the New York Jazz Workshop School and the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University.

Areas of Expertise

Voice, Jazz, World Music and Contemporary styles, Singer-Songwriter

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Manhattan School of Music
MM; Jazz Voice

Berklee College of Music

BM; Professional Music, Voice, Composition


Valedictorian, Clinton Central High School (1996); Pathways to Jazz Recording Grant (2021); JEXA Award for Jazz Excellence (2023)


Lovetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ Teachers Association

College of Arts & Media

CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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