Ella Fitzgerald said “The only thing better than singing, is more singing.” We wholeheartedly agree. In this intensive Jazz Vocal weekend, you will do just that!
Wednesday and Thursday evenings we'll spend really learning the songs that each person has brought in- we'll make sure they are memorized and we'll figure out loose "arrangements" for them (we'll decide tempo, groove and form).
Friday and Saturday day we'll be doing group exercises that develop swing feel, as rhythmic singing is at the core of every SwingTime class! Saturday afternoon and evening into Sunday we'll work on connecting what we do in the exercises to the material we're working on.
Sunday's session will really be focused on the performance of the song- yes, i still expect everyone to be singing rhythmically, but we need to take a look at story telling too :) We'll also figure out if there's patter to work out between or before songs.
Monday, we push you out of the nest with a casual performance.
June 5 - 10 (6 days)
Wed & Thu: 7pm-10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am-8pm
Mon: 5pm-9pm (7pm SHOW)
Teaching Artist: Gabrielle Stravelli
Musical Director: Michael Kanan (on piano) & Pat O'Leary (on bass)
Max. Enrollment: 12