Singing the Jazz Standards - 10 Week Online Class in Berkeley

Jazzschool Online

2087 Addison Street


11 January
Singing the Jazz Standards - 10 Week Online Class in Berkeley
Mondays, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1/11 - 3/22 (10 weeks) no class 1/18 Please Note: All Listed Classes and Workshops are Pacific Time. This course will be conducted live via video conferencing. A computer or other device with a webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection is required. Log-in information will be sent to students before the first class meeting! In this comprehensive vocal performance class, students will focus on the Great American Songbook repertoire. Exploring different tempos and feels, connecting with the message or story, tips on scatting and improvisation, and finally, preparing a Zoom virtual performance at the end of the term. All levels welcome! Instructor: Jay Clayton Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music. Jay has gained worldwide attention as both a performer and teacher. With more than 40 recordings to her credit, Clayton has appeared alongside such formidable artists as Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Reich, Kirk Nurock, Julian Priester, Jerry Granelli, Jane Ira Bloom, Gary Bartz, Jack Wilkins, George Cables, Fred Hersch, Gary Thomas, as well as fellow vocalists Jeanne Lee, Norma Winstone, Urszula Dudziak, and Bobby McFerrin. She has taught extensively throughout the world and was on the jazz faculty of Cornish College of the Arts for 20 years, on the jazz faculty at Peabody Institute in Baltimore for 10 years, and on the Jazz Faculty at Princeton University for two years. Her book, Sing Your Story: A Practical Guide for Learning and Teaching the Art of Jazz Singing, was published by Advance Music in 2001.



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