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July 27, 2014

THE SINGER’S TOOL BOX with Maye Cavallaro Part 2

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Maye Cavallaro • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26 – 27, Noon

Do you love to sing but are mystified as to how to communicate with other musicians? This workshop is for you! Topics covered include: vocal warm-ups; finding your range; choosing the appropriate key; writing a lead sheet; key signatures; basic notation; how to transpose; different grooves and feels; counting out tunes; common song forms and standards; building repertoire; defining your style; music notation software; organizing a gig book; how to prepare for open mics; and many more. No prerequisites, all are welcome!

2 Sundays, Noon – 3pm
July 26, July 27

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 27, 2014 12:00 pm
End: July 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – THE JAZZ VOCAL ARTIST with Kellye Gray Part 2

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Kellye Gray SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26-27, 10 AM

In this 2-day immersion workshop with award-winning jazz singer Kellye Gray, mornings are about technique, word-play and games. Afternoons are about artistic development accompanied by a professional jazz pianist. Learn about leadership skills, such as counting in, how to listen, when to lead and when to follow, how to set up an ending and basic improvisation. All these skills combine to create style! See Kellye’s bio at kellyegray.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 26-27
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 27, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 26, 2014

THE SINGER’S TOOL BOX with Maye Cavallaro Part 1

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Maye Cavallaro • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26 – 27, Noon

Do you love to sing but are mystified as to how to communicate with other musicians? This workshop is for you! Topics covered include: vocal warm-ups; finding your range; choosing the appropriate key; writing a lead sheet; key signatures; basic notation; how to transpose; different grooves and feels; counting out tunes; common song forms and standards; building repertoire; defining your style; music notation software; organizing a gig book; how to prepare for open mics; and many more. No prerequisites, all are welcome!

2 Sundays, Noon – 3pm
July 26, July 27

Start: July 26, 2014 12:00 pm
End: July 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – THE JAZZ VOCAL ARTIST with Kellye Gray Part 1

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Kellye Gray SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26-27, 10 AM

In this 2-day immersion workshop with award-winning jazz singer Kellye Gray, mornings are about technique, word-play and games. Afternoons are about artistic development accompanied by a professional jazz pianist. Learn about leadership skills, such as counting in, how to listen, when to lead and when to follow, how to set up an ending and basic improvisation. All these skills combine to create style! See Kellye’s bio at kellyegray.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 26-27
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 20, 2014

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – SING YOUR STORY with Ellen Robinson Part 2

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Ellen Robinson • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, July 19-20, 10 AM

The songs you choose, the lyrics, the tempo and rhythmic style, how you introduce a song, your attire and they way you use your voice to deliver a song all come together to tell a story. What’s yours? The morning session includes fun exercises and games to explore what kind of a performer you want to be. In the afternoon, each singer performs with an accompanist and receives one-on-one instruction. Please select two songs to work on (one slow and one up-tempo) and bring three copies of the sheet music for each. See Ellen’s bio at ellenrobinson.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 19-20
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 20, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 19, 2014

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – SING YOUR STORY with Ellen Robinson Part 1

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Ellen Robinson • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, July 19-20, 10 AM

The songs you choose, the lyrics, the tempo and rhythmic style, how you introduce a song, your attire and they way you use your voice to deliver a song all come together to tell a story. What’s yours? The morning session includes fun exercises and games to explore what kind of a performer you want to be. In the afternoon, each singer performs with an accompanist and receives one-on-one instruction. Please select two songs to work on (one slow and one up-tempo) and bring three copies of the sheet music for each. See Ellen’s bio at ellenrobinson.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 19-20
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 19, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 13, 2014

CHART WRITING FOR VOCALISTS with Stephanie Bruce

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Chart Writing for Vocalists SUNDAYS, JULY 13 & 20, 2 PM

Clear, clean and accurate lead sheets are a must and this workshop shows you how to create professional quality charts using notation software. Students learn how to make lead sheets that get the job done! Finale PrintMusic is an affordable option. Students should purchase and install the software prior to the workshop and bring your laptop. You will also be introduced to the basics of PrintMusic.

Stephanie Bruce has been a singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger, teacher and producer for over 30 years. Her vocal sound has a multidimensional texture, emulating many of the great vocalists in jazz and pop music. Stephanie’s original compositions draw on jazz, the Great American Songbook and contemporary Brazilian music.

Start: July 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

MUSIC BUSINESS WORKSHOP with Mimi Fox

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Mimi Fox SUNDAY, JULY 13, 11:30 AM

A valuable overview of the current state of the music business with acclaimed guitarist, author and educator Mimi Fox. Topics covered include building an audience and working with fellow musicians, booking agents, managers, record companies, entertainment lawyers, publicity, marketing, social media and more. A Q&A period is provided.

Mimi Fox has over 35 years experience as an international touring and recording artist. She has recorded for major and independent labels as a leader and collaborated with many renowned jazz musicians.

Start: July 13, 2014 11:30 am
End: July 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES –
THE SCHOOL OF THE GETDOWN with Faye Carol Part 2

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Faye Carol SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 12 & 13, 10 AM

In this 2-day intensive, singers of all levels are invited on a journey through jazz, blues and R&B to find their voice and open up their spirit. Students work through a song of their choice with piano accompaniment, in addition to learning a group song. Singers touch on breathing, intonation and vocal techniques while taking the fear out and putting the fun in! Students bring questions and three copies of a song of their choice, in their favorite key if possible. See Faye’s bio at fayecarol.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 13, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 12, 2014

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES –
THE SCHOOL OF THE GETDOWN with Faye Carol Part 1

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Faye Carol SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 12 & 13, 10 AM

In this 2-day intensive, singers of all levels are invited on a journey through jazz, blues and R&B to find their voice and open up their spirit. Students work through a song of their choice with piano accompaniment, in addition to learning a group song. Singers touch on breathing, intonation and vocal techniques while taking the fear out and putting the fun in! Students bring questions and three copies of a song of their choice, in their favorite key if possible. See Faye’s bio at fayecarol.com.

10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 12, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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