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The 21st Century Jazz Singer

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Today’s music world presents a unique challenge for jazz vocalists: they are faced with honoring the music of the past and presenting it in a way that connects with contemporary audiences. This course covers vocal arranging and composition techniques that bring new life into the music of the past. This includes updating standards for a more modern sound, converting popular music into a more jazz-hued setting and, finally, original compositions drawing on modern jazz techniques. Elements of vocal technique are discussed and repertoire is selected for performance. Students work with a professional accompanist and there is a final performance open to the public. For experienced vocalists.

Mondays 8:15 – 9:45pm
9/22 – 12/1 (10 weeks)
Amanda Addleman • $425

 

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“The CJC provides some of the most in depth study of jazz out there. A core curriculum of not two, but four semesters of jazz ear training and hands on jazz theoryand improvisation, culminating in transcription and analysis of the greatest jazz artists of all time. The teachers are wonderful, organized and communicate concepts in a way that clearly transforms each and every student.”

— Lisa Feldman