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Elizabeth Unpingco is a Downbeat Award-Winning jazz vocalist and an educator in the Sacramento and Stockton area. She is a Sacramento State School of Music graduate with a degree in jazz studies with a dual emphasis in education and performance. During her time at the university, she participated in award-winning vocal jazz ensembles under the direction of Gaw Vang Williams, and is also awarded several grants recognizing her achievements in music and higher education. When Unpingco is not teaching, she is performing in various locations in the Sacramento area with her trios, duos, and big bands sharing her love for jazz with the people who come to see her. Her sound is notably compared to the works of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and more. 

Notable Ensembles

Pacific Standard Jazz Orchestra

Bryon Colborn Big Band

Symphonia Phonotone

Elizabeth Unpingco Quartet/Trio


Downbeat Award Winning Vocalist: 2019 for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist

Intern at the Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Intensive 2019 with Gaw Vang Williams

Awarded the Jazz Grant from Mu Phi Epsilon for outstanding jazz performance

Performed in the Roseville Jazz Festival in 2018 and 2019 (solo), JEN festival (ensemble), Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival (ensemble), Monterey Jazz Festival (ensemble), and more.

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